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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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  • 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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  • Grand Rounds Strikes Again!

    Many thanx to Bob at Health Care Law Blog for hosting this week's huge undertaking of Grand Rounds aptly titled Grand Rounds 3.5: A Visual Tour. WOW! Bob really presented a plethora of the best medical and healthcare blogs out there. You've got to...

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  • Grand Rounds: Diet and Food

    Many thanx to Dr. LaPuma at DrJohnLapuma.com for hosting this week's Grand Rounds: Diet and Food. As a registered dietitian I am especially appreciative that he sees food as medicine and highlights the role food plays in keeping us optimally healt...

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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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  • 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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  • Halloween: Dealing with the Aftermath

    Ok, last week I gave you some tips on how to prepare for and have a safe and healthier Halloween. But I think we all know that our kids are gonna come home with LOTS of sweets. So what to do in the aftermath of the Halloween candy frenzy?Have no f...

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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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About the Author

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

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