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  • Feed Your Family Right!

    Coming to you from Chicago attending The Nutrition News Forecast, a conference for the American Dietetic Association's (ADA) Spokespersons' Program. Great stuff going on here. I was thrilled to discover that my dear friend and colleague, Elisa Zie...

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  • Day One of Childhood Obesity Conference

    Day One of the California Childhood Obesity Conference and we just broke for lunch. Already learning and hearing about programs, initiatives and research to combat this childhood obesity conundrum. First thing this morning a big wig from Sesame Wo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Open-Faced Tuna Delight

    When I was a kid my sisters and I always looked forward to rainy days because that's when Mom made our favorite recipe "Open-Faced Tuna Delight". I think that's why tuna fish sandwiches are now a comfort food for me as an adult. (You may have a no...

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  • More Trans Fat Alerts

    I told you this was becoming a trend. McDonald's and IHOP (International House of Pancakes) both made annoucements this week that they're working on the elimination of that nasty trans fat that keeps getting in their way of selling healthy food (c...

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  • Recipe of the Week:Easy Strawberry Dessert

    Another easy yummy recipe from Dona Richwine, RD, MS. It's perfect for summer nights.Easy Strawberry DessertIngredients:1 nine inch angel food cake3 pints strawberriesInstructions:1. Cut angel food cake into 12 same size pieces.2. Wash strawberrie...

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  • News Bites: February 15 Snacks and Lawns

    I'm jumping ahead a little this week as I will be starting off the Presidents' Day weekend a tad early and taking off tomorrow. Love those long weekends! There were two interesting studies released this week that I thought were worth sharing with ...

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  • Food Travel Hassles - (But Happy to Be On Vacation)

    Merry Christmas all. I have been MIA the past week as I am on vacation aboard a cruise ship sailing down the Mexican Riviera. And what an interesting food experience this is! (Now don't get me wrong.. I am having a fabulous time.. I just feel the ...

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  • Newsbites: March 25th

    I'm a little late on this one; it's been a busy week. Started a new job.. it's post worthy but I'll get to that later. Here are the interesting nutrition items of the week:Indiana declared water as the state's official beverage. Isn't that cool? S...

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  • Healthy Dining is Headed Your Way!

    Are you big on eating out but grapple with the lack of healthy options out there in restaurantland? Well a new website is being launched to help you navigate through that maze of menus. It’s called HealthyDiningFinder.com and is the first of its k...

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  • Ditch the Fat Comments

    It's no secret that childhood obesity is a serious issue and we need to reverse this trend. The secret we haven't figured out is how to indeed make that reversal. One thing for certain, constantly reminding your child that he or she needs to lose ...

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About the Author

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

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