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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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  • Grill It Safe this Holiday

    How could I post healthy grilling tips without posting the safety stuff too? Here goes.. for a safe grilling experience:Keep it clean. Always start with a clean grill for safer as well as better cooking overall.Then wash your hands thoroughly befo...

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  • Recipe of the Week: California Chicken Wrap

    Thank you to Christie Lee for coming up with a better name for last week's recipe "Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl". Much much better and sounds more appetizing.National Nutrition Month came to a close but to keep the party going I want to share with y...

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  • Thinking the Drink Again

    Remember my recent article "Time to Rethink Your Drink" from about two weeks ago? Well there's more to think about according to a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health. "School Vending Machines, Fast Food Restaurants and Sugar In...

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  • Newsbites June 30th: Good News Bad News

    Chronic diseases in children are on the rise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association obesity, asthma, diabetes and attention deficit disorder have soared in the last four decades. In 1960 1.6% of US children suffered an acti...

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  • Avocado, Corn and Mango Delight

    As promised from yesterday here is my inaugural salad recipe entry. I make this one a lot for parties and it is always a huge hit. I am asked for the recipe all the time so I figured you’d like it too. This salad not only tastes great but it is su...

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  • Is Your Child's Diet Making You Fat?

    As adults it is our responsibility to shape our kids eating habits and encourage them to choose healthy foods over the less healthy ones, right. We focus on being good models of behavior. And certainly there's plenty of research out there linking ...

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  • Get an Early Start to Ward off Childhood Overweight

    Here’s more fuel to add to the childhood obesity flame. A couple of interesting reports came out this week highlighting risk factors that may predispose our kids to being overweight. Listen up if you want to know what to be on the lookout for.The ...

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  • Holiday Food Safety Tips

    We talked about turkey safety already back in November and now that Christmas is coming up it's time for some additional food safety steps you should take when hosting the 'big meal'. Here are five that'll get you started.1. Stick to the two-hour ...

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About the Author

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

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