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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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  • 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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  • 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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About the Author

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

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