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  • Grand Rounds 3.34

    Many Thanx to Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog for inlcuding The Family Fork in this week's Grand Rounds 3.34. His issue is packed with good info.. check it out.Have a fruit and veggie filled day!

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  • 4th of July Where the Grilling is Easy

    Having a 4th of July barbeque and firing up the grill? Turns out grilling is a pretty lowfat way of cooking and helps make the healthy stuff even tastier. Here are a few tips from me and the American Dietetic Association to help boost flavor witho...

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  • Disney Hops on the Healthy Kid Food Bandwagon

    I told you this healthy food thing is catching on. The Walt Disney Company is the latest conglomerate to get in on the action. And I have to say good for them. Every little bit helps.So what are they doing? The Company announced today nutritional ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Power Play Salsa

    Ok, I'm back with the salsa recipe I promised a couple weeks ago from the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Nutrition Network. Did you know salsa is poised to take over ketchup as the most popular condiment in America? I personally lov...

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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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  • Belated Grand Rounds 3.28 Thank You

    A belated thank you to Dr. Keagirl at Urostream for including The Family Fork in her delightful Grand Rounds 3.28 edition.Please check it out and enjoy her "just the facts approach".Thank you again Urogirl!!!!

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  • Insalata Caprese

    While I was writing the recipe for the bruschetta I got kind of tomato basil happy, and was thinking "Insalata Caprese is a fabulous appetizer too and even easier to make". So if you've got extra tomatoes or want an alternative here's another reci...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Apricot Couscous

    This refreshing dish is so delish I have been waiting and waiting for the appropriate time of year to post it. I finally saw apricots in the grocery store last week, so all signs pointed to posting "Apricot Couscous". This recipe is another taste ...

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  • Facing the "Freshman 15"

    Anybody sending their teen off to college this year and wondering “will my kid succumb to the Freshman 15? Of course I am speaking of the dreaded weight gain our teens can face when they start college in a brand new environment. I just taped an in...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Green Treasure Salad

    I saw grapes on sale this weekend at the grocery and thought it was time for this easy dessert recipe. This one comes from The Network for a Healthy California Orange County Coalition (formerly The California Nutrition Network Orange County Coalit...

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About the Author

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

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