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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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  • Recipe of the Week: Carrot and Orange Salad

    Here is another lovely salad recipe from my dear friend Dona Richwine, RD, MS. She is the most creative foodie I know. Many thanx Dona. The beautiful orange color of this salad tells us it is high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A precursor) and also ha...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Fresh Basil Corn Salad

    I bought this case of canned corn from Costco recently, so I've been kind of corn happy this week; trying to figure out different ways to make "salad" with it. I came up with something pretty tasty last night. I was a little lax in the measuring d...

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  • Sleeping to Stay Slim?

    Are you and your family getting enough sleep? I've recently been reading a lot about a lack of sleep being linked to overweight in adults. But apparently this connection is even stronger in kids. Personally I am very territorial of my zz's, but sl...

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  • Healthy Valentine's Day Classroom Party Ideas

    Valentine's Day is just 2 days away and chances are your child's classroom is gonna go all out with the treats. Nothing wrong with treats, as long as they really are 'treats', meaning we don't overindulge and consume them too frequently. But if yo...

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  • Get Movin' with "America on the Move"

    I've been a little bit out of the loop the last few days because I've been attending a conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. I know, nobody feels sorry for me. Admittedly I have been taking time to enjoy the ocean sand and beautiful sunsets. But believe...

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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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  • Self-Talking the Dessert Splurge

    Thank you to the individual who posted the anonymous comment on the 'dessert before seconds theory' which I wrote about on Day Two of the California Obesity Conference. This person had some really good insight on how to handle the 'dessert' fix. N...

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  • A Couple Thanksgiving Veggie Sides

    I got a request at the end of last week for vegetarian side dish recipes for Thanksgiving Day. Entree recipes were requested too but I'll try to tackle that tomorrow.I often make the Persimmon Salad recipe I gave you in October as my contribution ...

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

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