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  • Recipe of the Week: Jicama Orange Salad

    Jicama (pronounced hee-ka-ma) is one of my favorite 'munch on' vegetables and gives a nice gnoshing break from baby carrots during the long winter. If you're not familiar with jicama you may know it by its other names 'yambean' or 'Mexican potato'...

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  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Labelman!

    Are you a label reader? Are your kids? Do you know what you're looking at when you do read the Nutrition Facts food label?I'm a big Nutrition Facts label reader (kind of obsessed actually) and I assume everyone else is cause I just can't stop myse...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Lime-Cilantro Corn

    I promised you at the beginning of the week I would work on posting the recipes I had the pleasure of tasting during the LAUSD Nutrition Network workshop I attended Monday called "Cooking in the Classroom". This first one I didn't think I would li...

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  • Blogs You Can Use and a Little NNM

    National Nutrition Month continues and I thought I'd point out to you to a couple of other blogs I think you will find useful an interesting.Have you ever thought about how your diet affects your quality of sleep? In honor of National Nutrition Mo...

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  • Newsbites: March 9

    Recall last week when Prince Charles bad mouthed McDonald's. As I'm sure you had predicted there's been some backlash against Chuck. But not from McDonald's so much as from the British media. Various British newspapers told the Prince to "Burger O...

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

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