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  • Get Your Potassium

    I've had a couple of questions regarding potassium recently which sparked me to post a reminder to make sure you're getting enough from your daily diet. I am speaking to those of you generally in good health and conscious of your nutrient needs. (...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.26

    I told you Blog, MD's Samuel Blackman would put out another excellent Grand Rounds Today. Click here to go straight to his latest edition.And thank you Sam for including my post 100% Fad Free Continued in honor of National Nutrition Month.Fabulous...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Wild Rice & Orange Salad

    I often make this rice salad for parties as it is always a hit and I never have to throw any away. The candied pecans and mandarin oranges lend some sweetness making it more appealing to the 18 and under crowd. It is a nice change from the same-o ...

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  • 100% Fad Free Continued

    Usually my midweek post is Recipe of the Week. But I felt like "A Day in Food Life of Andrea" from Monday was sort of related cuz it was all about food and meals. I hope you got something out of one of my food days and maybe picked up a tip or two...

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  • And We Thought the Junk Food Would Just Go Away

    Now that Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been implementing their No Junk Food policies, a whole new industry has evolved. And it's not a healthy one.Here's how it goes (or went). Kids cannot buy their chips, sodas, candy or ice cre...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Pudding

    It's still the time of year for pumpkins and you may be surprised how highly nutritious they are. They are loaded with beta-carotene (gives them their bright orange flesh) and are an excellent source of potassium, iron and fiber; key nutrients tha...

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  • In the News this Week

    I didn't want the week to end without getting your thoughts on a couple news items this week. You've probably already heard about them so let's hear what you think:1. On Monday I told you about the new policy report released by the American Academ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Winter Kiwi Fruit Salad

    Think there's no good fruit left in the wintertime? Have you thought about kiwis? You've probably noticed more of these weird looking oval, hairy, brown fruits (or maybe you thought they were a vegetable) popping up and going on sale in your groce...

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  • Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility in Feeding

    Before leaving for my Xmas vacation, I attended an excellent workshop sponsored by the Orange County and Los Angeles Regional Nutrition Networks, entitled "Nutrition Education for Parents - Getting to the Next Level". A lot of great resources were...

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  • Richard Simmons Advocates for More PE in Our Schools

    I was watching the KTLA morning news today and Richard Simmons was a guest on the show. You remember him, "Sweatin' with the Oldies". Well, now he has turned his attention to the younger generation, and is trying to fight childhood obesity by prom...

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About the Author

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

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