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  • Welcome to the Family Fork

    Welcome to “The Family Fork: Feeding the Kids and You.” As a consumer, parent, child caretaker or educator you probably feel bombarded with all the conflicting messages and information you are hit with on a daily basis coming from the media, othe...

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  • When Potassium Needs Are Low

    Usually I am pushing people to try to get more potassium into their diets because of the numerous health benefits it confers, such as keeping blood pressure in check and helping to maintain strong bones.But we've received a request from a reader w...

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  • The Food Label Can be Your Friend

    I had a meeting today with a local superintendent for Los Angeles Unified and he shared with me that he and his family have recently started trying to eat more healthfully. But like many people he is often swayed by clever marketing when grocery s...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Easy Strawberry Dessert

    I'm seeing strawberries all over the place these days and while I love to eat them as is, sometimes I like a little change of pace. And because I've got that out of control sweet tooth, this recipe can really hit the spot. And it only takes two in...

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  • St. Patty's Day Green Food Ideas

    Happy almost Saint Patrick's Day! If you are planning any kind of party (for either the kids or the adults) here are a few "green" appetizer ideas.1. Make a green fruit platter with kiwis, green grapes, honeydew melon, green apples and green pears...

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  • Grill It Safe this Holiday

    How could I post healthy grilling tips without posting the safety stuff too? Here goes.. for a safe grilling experience:Keep it clean. Always start with a clean grill for safer as well as better cooking overall.Then wash your hands thoroughly befo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: California Chicken Wrap

    Thank you to Christie Lee for coming up with a better name for last week's recipe "Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl". Much much better and sounds more appetizing.National Nutrition Month came to a close but to keep the party going I want to share with y...

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  • Thinking the Drink Again

    Remember my recent article "Time to Rethink Your Drink" from about two weeks ago? Well there's more to think about according to a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health. "School Vending Machines, Fast Food Restaurants and Sugar In...

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  • Newsbites June 30th: Good News Bad News

    Chronic diseases in children are on the rise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association obesity, asthma, diabetes and attention deficit disorder have soared in the last four decades. In 1960 1.6% of US children suffered an acti...

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  • School Wellness Policies Are Here! Will They Work?

    It’s definitely back to school time! I touched on school lunches last week and the difficulties that can be encountered when attempting to improve them. But beyond the school lunch, did you all know that for the first time by law, all districts in...

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About the Author

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

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