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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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  • 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: National Nutrition Month®

    Greetings all. March is National Nutrition Month® and this year (and forever) the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is urging the public to go "100% Fad Free". Sounds reasonable right, steer clear of fad diets and other nutrition quackery. But t...

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  • Ghastly Grand Rounds

    What a spooky Halloween Grand Rounds! Dr. Hebert, of Doctor Hebert's Medical Gumbo, hosted a ghoulishly delicious Grand Rounds this week all in honor of my personal favorite holiday (well not really a holiday but we do seem to celebrate). I must s...

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  • Newsbites March 16

    A couple of interesting studies came out this week that stuck out. Sugary soft drinks are being picked on again. Big surprise, but with lots of data behind it. A recent review has compiled facts and figures from almost 90 studies looking at the ef...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Spinach and Meat Cakes

    Here's one that mixes some spinach in, not that we're trying to hide it.Spinach and Meat Cakes Ingredients:* 1 pound 7% ground beef or ground turkey* 1 pound bag/box frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained* ½ onion, finely chopped* 2 garlic cl...

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About the Author

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

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