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  • Underindulging on Thanksgiving

    I must apologize for not getting any recipes to you for vegetarian entrees but I was plagued with a debilitating migraine Monday and Tuesday and I think I've missed the boat. I promise to post some in time for Christmas feasts.What I want to do to...

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  • No More Tony: No, not Tony Soprano, Tony the Tiger!

    Did ya hear? Did ya hear? Tony the Tiger may not be so Greeeeeaaaaat anymore. The Kellogg Company made history today agreeing to adopt nutrition standards for their foods marketed to kids. But wait there's more! They're also promising to back off ...

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  • Being Fruit and Veggie Friendly: Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat 'Em

    September is Fruit and Vegetable month! We need more of ‘em and so do our kids. Yeah yeah, they’re full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, you already know. But did you know that eating lots of fruits and veggies can also help keep weight under con...

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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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  • More Newsbites 7-14 volume 2 - Fat Tax, Obese Kids Suffer

    Here is your next installment of the week's foodie news:British researchers urge the government to impose a tax on high fat foods - They claim such a tax will prevent 3000 cardiovascular deaths a year. Their findings are modeled after the resultan...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Inside Out Taco

    Don't ask me why this is called Inside Out Taco but that's what my husband, Jim, said it reminded him of the first time I made it. I guess cuz it has corn, I don't know, but it stuck. I apologize for skipping the recipe last week.. I just got so ...

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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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About the Author

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

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