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Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Oct 28 2009

    Obesity and Health Care Costs

    With all of the talk of controlling health care costs, studies find that obesity is one of the biggest contributors to obesity. A study by RTI International found that people who are 30 pounds or more overweight cost $147 Billion in medical bills...

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  • Oct 28 2009

    Halloween and Food Allergies

    For kids with food allergies, ghosts and goblins aren't the scariest part of trick or treating--the treats are. What does a child with a nut allergy do on Halloween?One of the most common allergies is a peanut allergy. There is a warning on over...

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  • Oct 26 2009

    Satisfying Breakfast

    I know you have heard it before...breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You hear this all the time because it is true! I think all meals are important, but breakfast is extra important to kick start that metabolism from overnight. Ea...

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  • Oct 23 2009

    Snack Sized Calories Add Up

    With Halloween right around the corner, those little snack sized candies are everywhere. How easy is it to grab one and eat it without even thinking? But they are so small....they don't have many calories, right? You may be surprised!Fast Break...

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  • Oct 22 2009

    Trace Food Back to Field

    How cool would it be if we were able to scan a tomato at our local supermarket and see where it was grown and when it was picked? This technology may not be far away. A few years ago food producers in the US and Canada joined together to create ...

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  • Oct 14 2009

    School Goes Meatless Monday

    Have you ever tried to go "meatless" for one day? How about one day every week? The 80,000 students in the Baltimore Public Schools will have a chance to go meatless every Monday. Baltimore is the first (and hopefully not last) school district ...

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  • Oct 13 2009

    5 Ways to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

    Do you know 8 women? The most recent stats show that one in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 182,000 women get diagnosed and 40,000 die each year from...

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  • Oct 12 2009

    Hunger Relief

    If you are reader of my blog regularly, you know that I like to talk about food. The best kind of food is free food, right? Well, at least in college I thought so. But the other thing I like to talk about is companies who do the right thing to ...

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  • Oct 09 2009

    Pouring on the Pounds?

    The city of New York is at it again...they were the first to ban trans fat and lead the fight for restaurant labeling of calories on menus. Now they have an ad campaign that is grossing some people out.The picture above is of a glass of soda bein...

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  • Oct 07 2009

    Top 10 Riskiest Foods

    The Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a report listed the top 10 "riskiest" foods that are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CSPI claims that these 10 foods accounted for nearly 1000 disease outbreak...

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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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