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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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  • Eating Disorders: Who to Turn to

    I recently spoke at a national conference for youth leaders in Los Angeles where I was asked to address eating disorders in adolescents. Eating disorders at one time was my area of interest in the field of nutrition and dietetics. In fact, the rea...

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  • California Childhood Obesity Conference

    This week I will be attending the California Childhood Obesity Conference starting Wednesday. I plan to post a round up of the workshops I attend each day. So I won't post a "recipe of the week" this week (unless I learn one in one of the workshop...

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  • Nutrition News Roundup: Feb 2nd

    So much to talk about this past week! The food news never stops.Likewise, the trans fat free band wagon keeps wheeling along. The latest companies to get in on the act: Burger King and the hotel chain Marriott International. Marriott announced th...

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  • Halloween: Dealing with the Aftermath

    Ok, last week I gave you some tips on how to prepare for and have a safe and healthier Halloween. But I think we all know that our kids are gonna come home with LOTS of sweets. So what to do in the aftermath of the Halloween candy frenzy?Have no f...

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  • 100% Fad Free: National Nutrition Month®

    Greetings all. March is National Nutrition Month® and this year (and forever) the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is urging the public to go "100% Fad Free". Sounds reasonable right, steer clear of fad diets and other nutrition quackery. But t...

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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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  • Newsbites: June 3rd

    First the good:Kudos to Green Giant and Nickelodeon for joining forces to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. Soon Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer Diego from "Go Diego Go" will grace the labels of Green Giant green beans, ...

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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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  • Soda Sales Not So Lucrative for Schools

    One of the major arguments against removing sugary beverages like sodas and other soft drinks from school campuses is the negative financial impact it may have. When I was working on the policy to remove sugary beverages from the Los Angeles Unifi...

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About the Author

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

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