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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Newsbites June 23: Shaq, Kid Marketing, TGIF's smaller

    Are y'all gonna check out Shaquille O'Neal's childhood obesity themed reality series this week, "Shaq's Big Challenge"? I certainly am. In the six part series Shaq challenges 6 overweight tweens to adopt healthier lifestyles and increase their act...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Apricot Couscous

    This refreshing dish is so delish I have been waiting and waiting for the appropriate time of year to post it. I finally saw apricots in the grocery store last week, so all signs pointed to posting "Apricot Couscous". This recipe is another taste ...

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  • Facing the "Freshman 15"

    Anybody sending their teen off to college this year and wondering “will my kid succumb to the Freshman 15? Of course I am speaking of the dreaded weight gain our teens can face when they start college in a brand new environment. I just taped an in...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Green Treasure Salad

    I saw grapes on sale this weekend at the grocery and thought it was time for this easy dessert recipe. This one comes from The Network for a Healthy California Orange County Coalition (formerly The California Nutrition Network Orange County Coalit...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Gnocchi alla Butternut Squash

    This recipe is so easy I almost feel guilty posting it, as it took little imagination for me to come up with it. In fact the name sounds more complicated than the actual dish! But it's so yummy and we have it a lot on cold winter nights. It's nice...

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  • Un-Fun Food Travel

    Happy Monday all (it'll be Tuesday by the time most of you see this but who's checking?). I have been MIA for a few days as I was busy traveling and getting food poisoning! I couldn't believe it myself. But what an apropos topic to write about on ...

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About the Author

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

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