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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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  • Is Your Child's Diet Making You Fat?

    As adults it is our responsibility to shape our kids eating habits and encourage them to choose healthy foods over the less healthy ones, right. We focus on being good models of behavior. And certainly there's plenty of research out there linking ...

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  • Fad Diets: This Week's Newsweek

    Happy Monday Everyone!Any of you get Newsweek? Well if you do take a look at the Health section in the May 28th issue that hit newsstands today. The story is The Dieter's Dilemma. I and fellow American Dietetic Association spokespersons Amy Jamies...

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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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  • Ghastly Grand Rounds

    What a spooky Halloween Grand Rounds! Dr. Hebert, of Doctor Hebert's Medical Gumbo, hosted a ghoulishly delicious Grand Rounds this week all in honor of my personal favorite holiday (well not really a holiday but we do seem to celebrate). I must s...

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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: Spinach and Meat Cakes

    Here's one that mixes some spinach in, not that we're trying to hide it.Spinach and Meat Cakes Ingredients:* 1 pound 7% ground beef or ground turkey* 1 pound bag/box frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained* ½ onion, finely chopped* 2 garlic cl...

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

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