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  • More TV and Fewer Family Meals Linked to Childhood Weight Gain

    Here's more evidence linking TV viewing and family meals to childhood overweight.In the January issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association researchers surveyed a national sample of 8000 kids from kindergarten through third grade to ...

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  • Watch HealthZone Sept 14 for the College Show

    As promised I said I would let you know when the program I taped for Adelpia's HealthZone with Amy Hendel would air highlighting how to avoid gaining the college 'Freshman 15'. The next airdate is September 14th at 3:30pm. If you're in Southern C...

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  • Thank You Down With the Kids for Carnival of Family Life

    Thank you Down With the Kids for this week's Carnival of Family Life featuring Andrea's post "New Slightly Revamped Recs to Fight Child and Youth Obesity". The Carnival of Family Life is a weekly collection of parenting related posts.

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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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  • Recipe of the Week: Persimmon Salad

    A return to salads this week! Spinach is back and fall is the ripe time for persimmons. They are around for such a short time so take advantage of this delicious fruit with this yummy and very colorful salad. This recipe has generously been provid...

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  • The Vegetarian Kid

    This past Saturday I spoke on a panel for the Artivist Film Festival held here In Los Angeles, addressing the benefits of eating a plant based diet. Sounds a little weird but let me explain.I spoke after the viewing of a film called "Mad Cowboy", ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Green Chili Chicken Salad

    This recipe is adapted from one we used in the community when I worked for the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program. We took traditional recipes submitted by the Latino community we were working with, and revised them somewhat to reduce fat, calor...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.07

    Many thanx to Rita Schwab at MSSP Nexus Blog for hosting this week's witty Grand Rounds 3.07. Very clever and comprehensive. I love the way Rita categorizes different disciplines so you can go right to the topics you are interested in (like Diet a...

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  • More Big Food News: Tacos and Kiddie Ads

    Last week brought more announcements of healthy steps the food industry has promised to take to improve the health of our children (and us, the big kids too). 1. Taco Bell is the latest to jump on the trans fat free band wagon. By April all of the...

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

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