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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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  • Marketing Food to Our Kids Online?

    Parents and caregivers beware! Is online food marketing directed at your kids a concern for you? Have you ever given it much thought? Does that term even make sense? We seem to worry so much about all the junk food advertising our kids see on tele...

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  • Turn Off the TV

    Back in September in my post How Well are We Fighting Childhood Obesity? I wrote about the Institute of Medicine's report on the obesity status and I listed several tips they issued to fight this epidemic. One of them was to limit children's tele...

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  • Smoke Free Movies: Yes!

    I just read an alarming statistic today that stated kids are more likely to start smoking the more often they see characters smoking in movies. This is alarming because there is ALOT of smoking going on in movies! I am so appalled by this that I j...

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  • Southwest Recipe Nutrition Breakdown

    I went ahead and did the nutrient analysis for the Touch of Southwest Salad recipe from Friday's 7/27 post. The recipe makes about 10 full to overflowing 1-cup servings. Here is the nutrition breakdown for one serving of the Touch of Southwest Sal...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    If you read blogs you may already know that you can find other bloggers by visiting the links in a post. Every week a blogger out of a group of medical bloggers gathers interesting posts regarding healthcare in an online “Grand Rounds.” They all t...

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  • How Do I Know What an Appropriate Portion Size Is?

    As a dietitian I do a lot of talking about portion size and how important it is to limit them. But let's be real. How often do you really measure out your food and snacks? I don't even do that, I just kind of eyeball it. But I also have a pretty g...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Kiwi Wraps

    This yummy wrap makes a great breakfast on the go, a light lunch or even a dessert.Kiwi Wraps* 2 kiwifruit* 3/4 cup low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese* 2 whole wheat tortillas* Peanut butter* Your favorite fruits – strawberries, raspberries, bluebe...

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  • Here's a Better Lunchroom

    You may have recently heard or read some negative press about Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) after the findings of an audit were made public last week. The audit, conducted by a private consulting company, and not the internally by th...

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  • Newsbites: April 1st

    Two (somewhat) related studies were released this week highlighting how many food ads our kids really see on television, and how television watching plays a big role in the quality of the family meal.The Kaiser Family Foundation is once again expo...

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About the Author

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

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