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Anne Needham Thorndike, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-1843
Primary Care
Department of Medicine


  • Heart Center
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center
Clinical Interests
Metabolic syndrome
Obesity medicine
Lifestyle modification
Smoking cessation
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency, University of Chicago Hospitals
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients

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“CHOOSE WELL, EAT WELL,” a simple, inexpensive nutrition program launched at the MGH in 2010, has proven successful in encouraging healthier choices at the hospital’s largest cafeteria, the Eat Street Café.

Color-coding, rearranging food products improves healthy choices in hospital cafeteria

A simple program involving color-coded food labeling and adjusting the way food items are positioned in display cases was successful in encouraging more healthful food choices in a large hospital cafeteria.

"Traffic light" food labels, prominent positioning of healthy items produce lasting purchase choice changes

The use of color-coded "traffic light" food labels and changes in the way popular items are displayed appear to have produced a long-term increase in the choice of more healthful food items among customers in a large hospital cafeteria.

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Suite 111
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1843
Fax: 617-726-2203

One Hawthorne Place
Suite 111
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1843
Fax: 617-726-2203

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