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  • Juice Gets More Negative Press

    More reasons to limit kids' (and adults) juice consumption. (Did you really need more?) In the November issue of Pediatrics (the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) researchers report that the more juice a child consumes (they ...

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  • Head's Up: Have Your Say About Junk Food Advertising Targeted at Our Kids

    Got something to say about junk food advertising to our kids? Well get ready.On the heels of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?, Congress has asked The Federal Trade Commission (FT...

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  • In the News: Seriously Changing School Food

    By now you've heard the news stories about the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) astonishing report "Nutrition Standards for Foods Sold in Schools: Leading the Way toward a Healthier Youth". I saw it in USA Today, the Washington Post and all over the ...

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  • Cooking in the Classroom

    Today I had the pleasure of attending a teacher workshop called "Cooking in the Classroom" put on by LA Unified's Nutrition Network. It was great fun. The instructors showed the teachers how to make 3 easy recipes during class time using produce ...

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  • Newsbites: May 13

    I have been neglectful of Newsbites in the last couple weeks because there has been so much other stuff going on. I am attempting to resurrect it this week. Let's see how I do.Of course you know school food is one of my things. It looks like the i...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Summer Colors

    This has got to be the simplest fruit salad you can make that will no doubt impress everyone. I made it for a friend's party once and she tells me she now makes it all the time. And it's an antioxidant powerhouse.I'm not psyched about the n...

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  • The School Campus Black Market

    Last week I told you about the illegal street vendor issue. Unfortunately they are not the only ones selling junk food to our kids. I visited a high school today and did a tour of the campus checking out the vending machines and student stores. Th...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Touch of Southwest Salad

    In my office this week we had a joint salad potluck party that was a huge success. Of course this is totally up my alley and I had to set a good example, being the only dietitian in the office and all. So I went with an old favorite that is always...

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  • New Slightly Revamped Recs to Fight Child and Youth Obesity

    More official recommendations to treat and prevent childhood obesity that are pretty much similar to all other official governing bodies' recs. That's not a bad thing. It continues to reinforce the messages to parents, pediatricians and communitie...

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  • The Last of the Newsbites 7-14 volume 3: Sucrose vs. HFCS, Walk to School

    Phew! This is the last installment of foodie news for the week!Sugar (sucrose) no better at controlling appetite or energy intake than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - HFCS has been blamed for the rising obesity epidemic, but the true culprit is ...

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About the Author

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

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