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  • Recipe of the Week: Bruschetta

    Looking for a healthy appetizer to bring to your New Year's party? And you also want people to eat it? Look no more, bruschetta is just the ticket. It's easy to make, definitely yummy, low cal and counts towards your daily veggie intake. Bruschett...

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  • Big Food News: The Latest Steps Food Conglomerates Take to Promote Health

    It's happening more and more. Food producers and food sellers (remember Disney's new promise) are changing their ways in an effort to make or promote healthier food. KFC, Del Monte Foods and Wendy's are the latest big food conglomerates to announc...

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  • Is alli Your Ally?

    What's my opinion on alli? I would have to say mixed. alli is the weight loss drug approved to be sold over-the-counter by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It went on the market this week and has been selling like hotcakes. But make sure th...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Mexican Rice

    This recipe is from the California Nutrition Network Harvest of the Month program, delivering nutrition education, messages and recipe to California children, parents and teachers all over the State. They do great work and because they are funded ...

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  • More Ammo to Fight Junk Food Ads to Our Kids

    Last Friday I told you how you can submit comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on junk food advertising to kids. The FTC is investigating food and beverage advertising techniques used to reel our kids in.On the heels of this investigatio...

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  • Keeping the Cold and Flu at Bay

    Our kids have been back to school for over a month now. Any of them bring home a cold yet? Was that a silly question? It seems inevitable that our kids will contract a cold or the flu at least once each winter and pass it on to everyone else in th...

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

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