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  • Head's Up: Have Your Say About Junk Food Advertising Targeted at Our Kids

    Got something to say about junk food advertising to our kids? Well get ready.On the heels of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?, Congress has asked The Federal Trade Commission (FT...

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  • In the News: Seriously Changing School Food

    By now you've heard the news stories about the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) astonishing report "Nutrition Standards for Foods Sold in Schools: Leading the Way toward a Healthier Youth". I saw it in USA Today, the Washington Post and all over the ...

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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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  • Recipe of the Week: Update: Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl

    This is a recipe I came up with on the fly and feeling in the mood for something with kidney beans and tuna. Sounds a little wacky but I was definitely feeling a bean need that day. I hesitate to call this a salad as it seems anything cold that is...

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  • Junk Food Newsbites

    Junk food marketing has gone way beyond TV advertising to target our kids, which probably doesn't surprise but many parents may not even realize where it's all coming from. So says a new report out this past week “Interactive Food & Beverage M...

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About the Author

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

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