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  • The School Food Meal Dilemma

    I wanted to respond to a good comment I received last week in regards to my new position as the School Nutrition Coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board President. There is so much to address regarding the school nu...

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  • When Potassium Needs Are Low

    Usually I am pushing people to try to get more potassium into their diets because of the numerous health benefits it confers, such as keeping blood pressure in check and helping to maintain strong bones.But we've received a request from a reader w...

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  • The Food Label Can be Your Friend

    I had a meeting today with a local superintendent for Los Angeles Unified and he shared with me that he and his family have recently started trying to eat more healthfully. But like many people he is often swayed by clever marketing when grocery s...

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  • Revisting Holiday Healthy Eating Tips

    The same tips apply from Underindulging on Thanksgiving for all the other holiday parties you'll be swinging by or hosting these last two weeks of December. But I wouldn't be a proper dietitian if I didn't offer up some more before the end of the ...

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  • Grand Rounds: Diet and Food

    Many thanx to Dr. LaPuma at DrJohnLapuma.com for hosting this week's Grand Rounds: Diet and Food. As a registered dietitian I am especially appreciative that he sees food as medicine and highlights the role food plays in keeping us optimally healt...

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  • Have You Tried MyPyramid.gov Lately?

    Do you want to know how many calories you or your kids should be eating every day; or how much fruit and veggies, meat, bread or dairy foods? If you haven't already checked out the website MyPyramid.gov check it out!It's a great tool that is so ea...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    If you read blogs you may already know that you can find other bloggers by visiting the links in a post. Every week a blogger out of a group of medical bloggers gathers interesting posts regarding healthcare in an online “Grand Rounds.” They all t...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Chopped Hearts of Palm Insalata

    I told you I was on this corn kick with all the canned corn I have in the house. Well here's another simple salad to try. I am a big fan of hearts of palm. I'm always trying to figure out different ways to eat it. So naturally corn and hearts of p...

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  • Salt & Obesity?

    Huh? I think we all know that a high sodium intake increases our risk for high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease, but obesity? That's what Finnish researchers are saying in their review Sodium Intake and Hypertension published in Progress i...

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  • Newsbites: March 25th

    I'm a little late on this one; it's been a busy week. Started a new job.. it's post worthy but I'll get to that later. Here are the interesting nutrition items of the week:Indiana declared water as the state's official beverage. Isn't that cool? S...

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About the Author

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

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