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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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  • School Meals from Scratch?

    Not a lot of interesting news this week so I thought I'd tell you about a very unique charter school I took a tour of on Friday. I suppose "unique" charter school is somewhat redundant, but this one really is. The school is a middle school called ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Classic Macaroni and Cheese

    Here's a healthy twist on the beloved Mac & Cheese kiddie favorite. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has come up with this lower fat version just in time for National Nutrition Month of course. Enjoy!Classic Macaroni and Cheese2 cups ma...

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  • More on Vitamin D

    Vitamin D stories are just spilling out all over the place. I received some great feedback from a reader after I posted Boning Up on D that I intended to respond individually. But given that vitamin D has gotten some more press this week I decided...

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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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  • More Newsbites 7-14 volume 2 - Fat Tax, Obese Kids Suffer

    Here is your next installment of the week's foodie news:British researchers urge the government to impose a tax on high fat foods - They claim such a tax will prevent 3000 cardiovascular deaths a year. Their findings are modeled after the resultan...

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

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