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  • A Day in the Food Life of Andrea

    I received a request last week asking me to write a post detailing how I manage to fit all the carbs/protein/fats into my diet over the course of a typical day. So I thought why not?For starters, I tend to focus more on fitting the appropriate amo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Guacamole

    I came across this cool recipe that uses asparagus as the base for a dip. This just may go over well with the kids if you're trying to get a few more veggies in 'em. Probably be good for parties and potlucks too. Let me know if you try it.Asparagu...

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  • Give Activity Inspiring Gifts

    Holiday gift giving is the perfect time to introduce some activity promoting gifts that will get your kid moving. I came across some great activity related gift ideas on the Newswise today from a Purdue University childhood fitness expert, Carole ...

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  • NBC Today Show: Weight Loss Claims Under Fire

    Hi y'all. Did any of you catch the 'NBC Today Show' today? I was interviewed for a story that ran on the show this morning (2/7) highlighting the recent lawsuits filed against TrimSpa and Enviga. I was the dietitian in green (in my own kitchen min...

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  • More Health and Safety Tips for Halloweenie!

    Thanx for the great response to Monday's post Candy Free Halloween Treats (and Tricks)! I thought I'd better do a quickie followup to share a couple of great tips and info that was passed on to me from readers.First, a big thank you to Ruth who br...

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  • Fixing the School Lunch: How Hard Can It Be?

    School lunches are certainly the hot button issue sweeping the country these days. They’ve become quite the target of blame for the childhood obesity crisis. But are they responsible? Or are they just one piece of the puzzle (or pie since we are t...

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  • Action for Healthy Kids

    Cool resource I want to alert you to if you've been trying to, or are interested in, creating a healthier school environment for your children, but are having trouble getting buy-in from your superintendent, administrators, and principals. As you ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Easy Pasta Dinner

    I should really call this "Assembly of the Week" as this dish is all about putting a few shortcut products together to make a meal. That's kind of my m.o., taking convenience or shortcut foods and turning them into a healthier dish or meal. Now th...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.11

    Many thanx to Emily DeVoto, Ph.D at The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 3.11. A fantastic job with the huge task of highlighting a total of 37 fabulous medical clogs. Click on the title ab...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Veggie Bean Chili

    Two weeks ago I gave you the Inside Out Taco which I hope you tried and liked. If you feel like making your own chili for that recipe or just want a yummy chili dinner here's a great one that packs in the veggies, protein and whole grains. What mo...

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About the Author

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

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