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  • Candy Free Halloween Treats (and Tricks)

    I just came from the grocery store and saw a Mom stuff her cart full of Halloween candy, I assume in preparation for next Tuesday night's trick-or-treaters. And of course all that candy was right there at the front of the store in a huge display. ...

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  • Clinton's Snack Food Deal

    Bill Clinton is at it again. On Monday I mentioned in Thinking the Drink Again the recent deal the Clinton Foundation made with the beverage industry to limit sugary drinks on school campuses nationwide. Today, the Alliance for a Healthier Generat...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Broccoli Apple Salad

    Aw broccoli.. what can I say? I love this cruciferous vegetable packed with all kinds of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A (as beta-carotene), calcium, folic acid and fiber. What more could you ask for? I personally prefer it steamed with a l...

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  • More Kid and Teen Healthy Resolutions

    Happy 2007 everyone! Here are more New Year's Resolutions your kids may be interested in trying, from the American Academy of Pediatrics and a little from me.Preschoolers* I will brush my teeth twice a day.* I will wash my hands after going to the...

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  • New Job! School Nutrition Policy Coordinator

    I mentioned briefly on Sunday that I had taken on a new position recently and that I would "get to that later". Today is later so let me tell you about it. Can you guess what area of nutrition? School nutrition policy, my favorite! I am sure I wil...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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About the Author

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

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