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  • Recipe of the Week: Inside Out Taco

    Don't ask me why this is called Inside Out Taco but that's what my husband, Jim, said it reminded him of the first time I made it. I guess cuz it has corn, I don't know, but it stuck. I apologize for skipping the recipe last week.. I just got so ...

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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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  • Down and Out: Isn't Flu Season Over?

    My apologies for being MIA this week. I have been laid up with a flu that knocked me for a loop. I am still home sick in bed but finally had enough energy today to get online and at least say hi, and let you I'll be back up and running soon. I wil...

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

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