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  • Girls Need Magnesium Now!

    It's official. Our girls need more than just calcium and vitamin D to build healthy bones; they need plenty of magnesium too. This may seem obvious since we've known for some time this mineral is important to adult bone health. But until now there...

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  • Newsbites March 16

    A couple of interesting studies came out this week that stuck out. Sugary soft drinks are being picked on again. Big surprise, but with lots of data behind it. A recent review has compiled facts and figures from almost 90 studies looking at the ef...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Bell Pepper Chopped Salad

    Now that sweet yellow bell peppers are more abundant and slightly more affordable I thought I'd pull out this recipe we used to make for the Ask the Dietitian at Farmers' Market program. Thank you to the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program for pr...

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  • No More Tony: No, not Tony Soprano, Tony the Tiger!

    Did ya hear? Did ya hear? Tony the Tiger may not be so Greeeeeaaaaat anymore. The Kellogg Company made history today agreeing to adopt nutrition standards for their foods marketed to kids. But wait there's more! They're also promising to back off ...

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  • Being Fruit and Veggie Friendly: Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat 'Em

    September is Fruit and Vegetable month! We need more of ‘em and so do our kids. Yeah yeah, they’re full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, you already know. But did you know that eating lots of fruits and veggies can also help keep weight under con...

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  • A Day in the Food Life of Andrea

    I received a request last week asking me to write a post detailing how I manage to fit all the carbs/protein/fats into my diet over the course of a typical day. So I thought why not?For starters, I tend to focus more on fitting the appropriate amo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Guacamole

    I came across this cool recipe that uses asparagus as the base for a dip. This just may go over well with the kids if you're trying to get a few more veggies in 'em. Probably be good for parties and potlucks too. Let me know if you try it.Asparagu...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Lime-Cilantro Corn

    I promised you at the beginning of the week I would work on posting the recipes I had the pleasure of tasting during the LAUSD Nutrition Network workshop I attended Monday called "Cooking in the Classroom". This first one I didn't think I would li...

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  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Labelman!

    Are you a label reader? Are your kids? Do you know what you're looking at when you do read the Nutrition Facts food label?I'm a big Nutrition Facts label reader (kind of obsessed actually) and I assume everyone else is cause I just can't stop myse...

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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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About the Author

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

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