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  • X-Treme Eating: Tips to Avoid

    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is at it again. (If you remember I've referred to them a couple times in recent posts Soda Not So Lucrative for Schools and Weight Loss Claims Under Fire) The consumer watchdog group has coined the ...

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  • Belated Grand Rounds 3.28 Thank You

    A belated thank you to Dr. Keagirl at Urostream for including The Family Fork in her delightful Grand Rounds 3.28 edition.Please check it out and enjoy her "just the facts approach".Thank you again Urogirl!!!!

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  • Recipe of the Week: Bruschetta

    Looking for a healthy appetizer to bring to your New Year's party? And you also want people to eat it? Look no more, bruschetta is just the ticket. It's easy to make, definitely yummy, low cal and counts towards your daily veggie intake. Bruschett...

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  • Big Food News: The Latest Steps Food Conglomerates Take to Promote Health

    It's happening more and more. Food producers and food sellers (remember Disney's new promise) are changing their ways in an effort to make or promote healthier food. KFC, Del Monte Foods and Wendy's are the latest big food conglomerates to announc...

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  • Is alli Your Ally?

    What's my opinion on alli? I would have to say mixed. alli is the weight loss drug approved to be sold over-the-counter by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It went on the market this week and has been selling like hotcakes. But make sure th...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Mexican Rice

    This recipe is from the California Nutrition Network Harvest of the Month program, delivering nutrition education, messages and recipe to California children, parents and teachers all over the State. They do great work and because they are funded ...

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  • More Ammo to Fight Junk Food Ads to Our Kids

    Last Friday I told you how you can submit comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on junk food advertising to kids. The FTC is investigating food and beverage advertising techniques used to reel our kids in.On the heels of this investigatio...

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  • Keeping the Cold and Flu at Bay

    Our kids have been back to school for over a month now. Any of them bring home a cold yet? Was that a silly question? It seems inevitable that our kids will contract a cold or the flu at least once each winter and pass it on to everyone else in th...

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  • How Do I Know What an Appropriate Portion Size Is?

    As a dietitian I do a lot of talking about portion size and how important it is to limit them. But let's be real. How often do you really measure out your food and snacks? I don't even do that, I just kind of eyeball it. But I also have a pretty g...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Kiwi Wraps

    This yummy wrap makes a great breakfast on the go, a light lunch or even a dessert.Kiwi Wraps* 2 kiwifruit* 3/4 cup low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese* 2 whole wheat tortillas* Peanut butter* Your favorite fruits – strawberries, raspberries, bluebe...

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About the Author

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

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