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  • Action for Healthy Kids

    Cool resource I want to alert you to if you've been trying to, or are interested in, creating a healthier school environment for your children, but are having trouble getting buy-in from your superintendent, administrators, and principals. As you ...

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  • Grill It Safe this Holiday

    How could I post healthy grilling tips without posting the safety stuff too? Here goes.. for a safe grilling experience:Keep it clean. Always start with a clean grill for safer as well as better cooking overall.Then wash your hands thoroughly befo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: California Chicken Wrap

    Thank you to Christie Lee for coming up with a better name for last week's recipe "Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl". Much much better and sounds more appetizing.National Nutrition Month came to a close but to keep the party going I want to share with y...

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  • Thinking the Drink Again

    Remember my recent article "Time to Rethink Your Drink" from about two weeks ago? Well there's more to think about according to a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health. "School Vending Machines, Fast Food Restaurants and Sugar In...

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  • Newsbites June 30th: Good News Bad News

    Chronic diseases in children are on the rise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association obesity, asthma, diabetes and attention deficit disorder have soared in the last four decades. In 1960 1.6% of US children suffered an acti...

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  • School Wellness Policies Are Here! Will They Work?

    It’s definitely back to school time! I touched on school lunches last week and the difficulties that can be encountered when attempting to improve them. But beyond the school lunch, did you all know that for the first time by law, all districts in...

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

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