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  • Grand Rounds 3.25

    Many thanx to Bertalan Mesko at Science Roll for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 3.25. If you like Monty Python you will love this edition. Click on the title above to see all and find other blogs that fit your interests. And and second thank you...

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  • Junk Food Newsbites

    Junk food marketing has gone way beyond TV advertising to target our kids, which probably doesn't surprise but many parents may not even realize where it's all coming from. So says a new report out this past week “Interactive Food & Beverage M...

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  • The Food Label Can be Your Friend

    I had a meeting today with a local superintendent for Los Angeles Unified and he shared with me that he and his family have recently started trying to eat more healthfully. But like many people he is often swayed by clever marketing when grocery s...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • When Potassium Needs Are Low

    Usually I am pushing people to try to get more potassium into their diets because of the numerous health benefits it confers, such as keeping blood pressure in check and helping to maintain strong bones.But we've received a request from a reader w...

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  • Welcome to the Family Fork

    Welcome to “The Family Fork: Feeding the Kids and You.” As a consumer, parent, child caretaker or educator you probably feel bombarded with all the conflicting messages and information you are hit with on a daily basis coming from the media, othe...

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About the Author

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

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