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  • Get an Early Start to Ward off Childhood Overweight

    Here’s more fuel to add to the childhood obesity flame. A couple of interesting reports came out this week highlighting risk factors that may predispose our kids to being overweight. Listen up if you want to know what to be on the lookout for.The ...

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  • Food Travel Hassles - (But Happy to Be On Vacation)

    Merry Christmas all. I have been MIA the past week as I am on vacation aboard a cruise ship sailing down the Mexican Riviera. And what an interesting food experience this is! (Now don't get me wrong.. I am having a fabulous time.. I just feel the ...

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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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  • Healthy Dining is Headed Your Way!

    Are you big on eating out but grapple with the lack of healthy options out there in restaurantland? Well a new website is being launched to help you navigate through that maze of menus. It’s called HealthyDiningFinder.com and is the first of its k...

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  • Day One of Childhood Obesity Conference

    Day One of the California Childhood Obesity Conference and we just broke for lunch. Already learning and hearing about programs, initiatives and research to combat this childhood obesity conundrum. First thing this morning a big wig from Sesame Wo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Open-Faced Tuna Delight

    When I was a kid my sisters and I always looked forward to rainy days because that's when Mom made our favorite recipe "Open-Faced Tuna Delight". I think that's why tuna fish sandwiches are now a comfort food for me as an adult. (You may have a no...

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  • More Trans Fat Alerts

    I told you this was becoming a trend. McDonald's and IHOP (International House of Pancakes) both made annoucements this week that they're working on the elimination of that nasty trans fat that keeps getting in their way of selling healthy food (c...

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  • School Meals from Scratch?

    Not a lot of interesting news this week so I thought I'd tell you about a very unique charter school I took a tour of on Friday. I suppose "unique" charter school is somewhat redundant, but this one really is. The school is a middle school called ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Classic Macaroni and Cheese

    Here's a healthy twist on the beloved Mac & Cheese kiddie favorite. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has come up with this lower fat version just in time for National Nutrition Month of course. Enjoy!Classic Macaroni and Cheese2 cups ma...

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  • More on Vitamin D

    Vitamin D stories are just spilling out all over the place. I received some great feedback from a reader after I posted Boning Up on D that I intended to respond individually. But given that vitamin D has gotten some more press this week I decided...

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About the Author

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

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