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  • Ghastly Grand Rounds

    What a spooky Halloween Grand Rounds! Dr. Hebert, of Doctor Hebert's Medical Gumbo, hosted a ghoulishly delicious Grand Rounds this week all in honor of my personal favorite holiday (well not really a holiday but we do seem to celebrate). I must s...

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  • Blogs You Can Use and a Little NNM

    National Nutrition Month continues and I thought I'd point out to you to a couple of other blogs I think you will find useful an interesting.Have you ever thought about how your diet affects your quality of sleep? In honor of National Nutrition Mo...

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  • Recipe of the Week

    Ok, since we're on this salad kick for the moment here's a yummy one that not only gets in fruit and herbs, but some whole grains! Who woulda thunk it? This is a salad that I used to make for taste testing at Farmers' Markets and it was a winner. ...

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  • Nutrition News Roundup

    Lots going on in the news this week. I was thinking of doing a roundup at the end of the week if there's enough newsy stuff to talk about. This week there are a few interesting items. I'll try to touch on a couple and we'll see how this goes.Fat F...

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  • Time to Rethink Your Drink!

    Sugary soft drinks are unbelievably popular with our kids and even adults. And I'm not just talking carbonated "sodas"; I'm also talking all soft drinks including "fruit" flavored drinks, sweetened ice teas, flavored waters, even juices are laden ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Stone Salsa

    I just love summer fruit. I went to Costco yesterday and bought a flat of apricots and pounds of cherries. I am in fruit heaven. The nectarines made me think of making Stone Salsa with my dear friend Dona Richwine when we worked at the "Ask the D...

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  • Newsbites: March 3

    Unlike last week all kinds of things happening this week. Here goes a sampling:Probably the biggest piece of news was schools may actually be the institution that's helping prevent obesity in children rather than exacerbating it. Or at least slowi...

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  • Easter Egg Safety

    When I was a kid, Easter was my favorite holiday, because I just loved that night before when we would decorate the Easter eggs. I would mix all the colors together and make silly designs, it was great. I had the best time running all around our b...

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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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  • Boning up on D

    History has taught us to load up on calcium for bone health, but take note vitamin D is quickly emerging as the superstar bone nutrient. Vitamin D is in fact necessary for the absorption of calcium. So if we don’t get enough of the D, it won’t mat...

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About the Author

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

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