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  • Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids & Teens

    If your kids haven't made their New Year's resolutions yet, here are some great ones from the American Academy of Pediatrics with a few additions/modifications from me. Preschoolers* I will clean up my toys. * I won't tease the family dog or even ...

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  • Feed Your Family Right!

    Coming to you from Chicago attending The Nutrition News Forecast, a conference for the American Dietetic Association's (ADA) Spokespersons' Program. Great stuff going on here. I was thrilled to discover that my dear friend and colleague, Elisa Zie...

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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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  • How Well are We Fighting Childhood Obesity?

    How are we doing so far in the fight against childhood obesity? That was the question the Institute of Medicine (IOM) asked and attempted to answer in a report released yesterday entitled Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Edamame Salad

    This week's recipe comes from one of my trusted Healthline.com blog editors, Carrie Locke. Turns out the bosses are interested in eating healthy too! Seems to be a trend.Carrie says this edamame salad is really easy to make and scores high on the ...

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  • Newsbites: February 23rd

    Not a lot of super relevant nutrition related research made big news this week. But here are a couple items I thought you might find interesting and/or useful.Across the Pacific Ocean the obesity problem is also rearing its ugly head and Thailand ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Carrot Apple Salad

    I'm a big fan of mixing fruits and vegetables together in salads and other dishes. It helps make the veggies a little more exciting and yummy. Plus you get servings from both when you prepare them together. Since apples and carrots are pretty much...

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

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