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  • Recipe of the Week: Jicama Orange Salad

    Jicama (pronounced hee-ka-ma) is one of my favorite 'munch on' vegetables and gives a nice gnoshing break from baby carrots during the long winter. If you're not familiar with jicama you may know it by its other names 'yambean' or 'Mexican potato'...

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  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Labelman!

    Are you a label reader? Are your kids? Do you know what you're looking at when you do read the Nutrition Facts food label?I'm a big Nutrition Facts label reader (kind of obsessed actually) and I assume everyone else is cause I just can't stop myse...

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  • Revisting Holiday Healthy Eating Tips

    The same tips apply from Underindulging on Thanksgiving for all the other holiday parties you'll be swinging by or hosting these last two weeks of December. But I wouldn't be a proper dietitian if I didn't offer up some more before the end of the ...

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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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  • Have You Tried MyPyramid.gov Lately?

    Do you want to know how many calories you or your kids should be eating every day; or how much fruit and veggies, meat, bread or dairy foods? If you haven't already checked out the website MyPyramid.gov check it out!It's a great tool that is so ea...

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  • Get Your Potassium

    I've had a couple of questions regarding potassium recently which sparked me to post a reminder to make sure you're getting enough from your daily diet. I am speaking to those of you generally in good health and conscious of your nutrient needs. (...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.26

    I told you Blog, MD's Samuel Blackman would put out another excellent Grand Rounds Today. Click here to go straight to his latest edition.And thank you Sam for including my post 100% Fad Free Continued in honor of National Nutrition Month.Fabulous...

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

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