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  • Newsbites June 30th: Good News Bad News

    Chronic diseases in children are on the rise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association obesity, asthma, diabetes and attention deficit disorder have soared in the last four decades. In 1960 1.6% of US children suffered an acti...

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  • Action for Healthy Kids

    Cool resource I want to alert you to if you've been trying to, or are interested in, creating a healthier school environment for your children, but are having trouble getting buy-in from your superintendent, administrators, and principals. As you ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: California Chicken Wrap

    Thank you to Christie Lee for coming up with a better name for last week's recipe "Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl". Much much better and sounds more appetizing.National Nutrition Month came to a close but to keep the party going I want to share with y...

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  • Thinking the Drink Again

    Remember my recent article "Time to Rethink Your Drink" from about two weeks ago? Well there's more to think about according to a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health. "School Vending Machines, Fast Food Restaurants and Sugar In...

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  • NBC Today Show: Weight Loss Claims Under Fire

    Hi y'all. Did any of you catch the 'NBC Today Show' today? I was interviewed for a story that ran on the show this morning (2/7) highlighting the recent lawsuits filed against TrimSpa and Enviga. I was the dietitian in green (in my own kitchen min...

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  • Moist and Safe Bird on Turkey Day

    With turkey day less than a week away (I am still astounded it's November and summer is over) as a responsible dietitian I had better address the whole safe bird cooking and thawing thing.First of all great news! You may be pleased to know that th...

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  • X-Treme Eating: Tips to Avoid

    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is at it again. (If you remember I've referred to them a couple times in recent posts Soda Not So Lucrative for Schools and Weight Loss Claims Under Fire) The consumer watchdog group has coined the ...

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  • A Salad a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    We know it's good for us but it just got better! A new study from UCLA School of Public Health and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center says eating just one salad a day is even better for us than we thought. How great is that?The stud...

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  • Soda Sales Not So Lucrative for Schools

    One of the major arguments against removing sugary beverages like sodas and other soft drinks from school campuses is the negative financial impact it may have. When I was working on the policy to remove sugary beverages from the Los Angeles Unifi...

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  • Keeping the Cold and Flu at Bay

    Our kids have been back to school for over a month now. Any of them bring home a cold yet? Was that a silly question? It seems inevitable that our kids will contract a cold or the flu at least once each winter and pass it on to everyone else in th...

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

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