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  • Day Two Childhood Obesity Conference

    Not quite as exciting as yesterday but still some good workshops at the conference today. The one that particularly stuck out to me was a presentation by registered dietitian and doctor of nutrition, Marcia Herrin, who has kind of gone against the...

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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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  • The School Food Meal Dilemma

    I wanted to respond to a good comment I received last week in regards to my new position as the School Nutrition Coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board President. There is so much to address regarding the school nu...

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  • "Where's the Fruit" - Day Three Childhood Obesity Conference

    "Over half of the most aggressively advertised children’s foods that prominently feature fruit on their packaging contain no fruit at all", this according to Prevention Institute's The Strategic Alliance study "Where's the Fruit?" released Friday ...

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  • Coffee, Kim and Grand Rounds

    Many thanx to Kim at Emergiblog (she's an ER nurse-cute huh!) for hosting this week's clever run of Grand Rounds "Grab A Cuppa Ground Rounds". Check it out as Kim gets you connected to a variety of the most informative blogs out there in the heal...

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  • Avocado, Corn and Mango Delight

    As promised from yesterday here is my inaugural salad recipe entry. I make this one a lot for parties and it is always a huge hit. I am asked for the recipe all the time so I figured you’d like it too. This salad not only tastes great but it is su...

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  • Is Your Child's Diet Making You Fat?

    As adults it is our responsibility to shape our kids eating habits and encourage them to choose healthy foods over the less healthy ones, right. We focus on being good models of behavior. And certainly there's plenty of research out there linking ...

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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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  • Recipe of the Week: Cabbage Salad (Better Than It Sounds)

    I have to admit before I made this salad for the "Ask the Dietitian" program when I worked for the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program, I thought "yuck... I hate cabbage". But it was the recipe our program had decided on to demonstrate at the far...

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

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