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  • Recipe of the Week: Wild Rice & Orange Salad

    I often make this rice salad for parties as it is always a hit and I never have to throw any away. The candied pecans and mandarin oranges lend some sweetness making it more appealing to the 18 and under crowd. It is a nice change from the same-o ...

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  • 100% Fad Free Continued

    Usually my midweek post is Recipe of the Week. But I felt like "A Day in Food Life of Andrea" from Monday was sort of related cuz it was all about food and meals. I hope you got something out of one of my food days and maybe picked up a tip or two...

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  • And We Thought the Junk Food Would Just Go Away

    Now that Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been implementing their No Junk Food policies, a whole new industry has evolved. And it's not a healthy one.Here's how it goes (or went). Kids cannot buy their chips, sodas, candy or ice cre...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Pudding

    It's still the time of year for pumpkins and you may be surprised how highly nutritious they are. They are loaded with beta-carotene (gives them their bright orange flesh) and are an excellent source of potassium, iron and fiber; key nutrients tha...

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  • In the News this Week

    I didn't want the week to end without getting your thoughts on a couple news items this week. You've probably already heard about them so let's hear what you think:1. On Monday I told you about the new policy report released by the American Academ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Winter Kiwi Fruit Salad

    Think there's no good fruit left in the wintertime? Have you thought about kiwis? You've probably noticed more of these weird looking oval, hairy, brown fruits (or maybe you thought they were a vegetable) popping up and going on sale in your groce...

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  • A Couple Thanksgiving Veggie Sides

    I got a request at the end of last week for vegetarian side dish recipes for Thanksgiving Day. Entree recipes were requested too but I'll try to tackle that tomorrow.I often make the Persimmon Salad recipe I gave you in October as my contribution ...

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  • Eating Disorders: Who to Turn to

    I recently spoke at a national conference for youth leaders in Los Angeles where I was asked to address eating disorders in adolescents. Eating disorders at one time was my area of interest in the field of nutrition and dietetics. In fact, the rea...

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  • California Childhood Obesity Conference

    This week I will be attending the California Childhood Obesity Conference starting Wednesday. I plan to post a round up of the workshops I attend each day. So I won't post a "recipe of the week" this week (unless I learn one in one of the workshop...

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  • Nutrition News Roundup: Feb 2nd

    So much to talk about this past week! The food news never stops.Likewise, the trans fat free band wagon keeps wheeling along. The latest companies to get in on the act: Burger King and the hotel chain Marriott International. Marriott announced th...

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About the Author

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

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