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  • Recipe of the Week: Apricot Couscous

    This refreshing dish is so delish I have been waiting and waiting for the appropriate time of year to post it. I finally saw apricots in the grocery store last week, so all signs pointed to posting "Apricot Couscous". This recipe is another taste ...

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  • Facing the "Freshman 15"

    Anybody sending their teen off to college this year and wondering “will my kid succumb to the Freshman 15? Of course I am speaking of the dreaded weight gain our teens can face when they start college in a brand new environment. I just taped an in...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Green Treasure Salad

    I saw grapes on sale this weekend at the grocery and thought it was time for this easy dessert recipe. This one comes from The Network for a Healthy California Orange County Coalition (formerly The California Nutrition Network Orange County Coalit...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Gnocchi alla Butternut Squash

    This recipe is so easy I almost feel guilty posting it, as it took little imagination for me to come up with it. In fact the name sounds more complicated than the actual dish! But it's so yummy and we have it a lot on cold winter nights. It's nice...

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  • Un-Fun Food Travel

    Happy Monday all (it'll be Tuesday by the time most of you see this but who's checking?). I have been MIA for a few days as I was busy traveling and getting food poisoning! I couldn't believe it myself. But what an apropos topic to write about on ...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.25

    Many thanx to Bertalan Mesko at Science Roll for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 3.25. If you like Monty Python you will love this edition. Click on the title above to see all and find other blogs that fit your interests. And and second thank you...

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  • A Salad a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    We know it's good for us but it just got better! A new study from UCLA School of Public Health and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center says eating just one salad a day is even better for us than we thought. How great is that?The stud...

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  • Preschoolers Get a "Healthy Start"

    Listen up if you’ve got preschoolers because there’s more to report from Hawaii! The latest on the childhood obesity epidemic (we won’t stop hearing about this for a looong time) from the American Dietetic Association conference addresses a harsh ...

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  • Shaq: Lose Your Militant Trainer

    Have you been watching Shaquille O'Neal's ABC show "Shaq's Next Big Challenge"? It's pretty interesting, not because they are or aren't taking the right tactics to help 6 overweight children lose weight. The show really seems to me like a national...

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  • Focus on the Cafeteria

    I attended an interesting focus group today probing 7th graders about what they think of the "school cafeteria". Such a curious age group. They really work in absolutes i.e. "I want to know what's good for me and what's bad.. don't care about the ...

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Registered dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and educator.

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