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  • The Last of the Newsbites 7-14 volume 3: Sucrose vs. HFCS, Walk to School

    Phew! This is the last installment of foodie news for the week!Sugar (sucrose) no better at controlling appetite or energy intake than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - HFCS has been blamed for the rising obesity epidemic, but the true culprit is ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Summer Colors

    This has got to be the simplest fruit salad you can make that will no doubt impress everyone. I made it for a friend's party once and she tells me she now makes it all the time. And it's an antioxidant powerhouse.I'm not psyched about the n...

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  • Day Two Childhood Obesity Conference

    Not quite as exciting as yesterday but still some good workshops at the conference today. The one that particularly stuck out to me was a presentation by registered dietitian and doctor of nutrition, Marcia Herrin, who has kind of gone against the...

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  • Newsbites: June 3rd

    First the good:Kudos to Green Giant and Nickelodeon for joining forces to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. Soon Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer Diego from "Go Diego Go" will grace the labels of Green Giant green beans, ...

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  • Avocado, Corn and Mango Delight

    As promised from yesterday here is my inaugural salad recipe entry. I make this one a lot for parties and it is always a huge hit. I am asked for the recipe all the time so I figured you’d like it too. This salad not only tastes great but it is su...

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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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  • Recipe of the Week: Easy Pasta Dinner

    I should really call this "Assembly of the Week" as this dish is all about putting a few shortcut products together to make a meal. That's kind of my m.o., taking convenience or shortcut foods and turning them into a healthier dish or meal. Now th...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.11

    Many thanx to Emily DeVoto, Ph.D at The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 3.11. A fantastic job with the huge task of highlighting a total of 37 fabulous medical clogs. Click on the title ab...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Veggie Bean Chili

    Two weeks ago I gave you the Inside Out Taco which I hope you tried and liked. If you feel like making your own chili for that recipe or just want a yummy chili dinner here's a great one that packs in the veggies, protein and whole grains. What mo...

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  • Underindulging on Thanksgiving

    I must apologize for not getting any recipes to you for vegetarian entrees but I was plagued with a debilitating migraine Monday and Tuesday and I think I've missed the boat. I promise to post some in time for Christmas feasts.What I want to do to...

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

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