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  • Here's a Better Lunchroom

    You may have recently heard or read some negative press about Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) after the findings of an audit were made public last week. The audit, conducted by a private consulting company, and not the internally by th...

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  • Newsbites: April 1st

    Two (somewhat) related studies were released this week highlighting how many food ads our kids really see on television, and how television watching plays a big role in the quality of the family meal.The Kaiser Family Foundation is once again expo...

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  • Insalata Caprese

    While I was writing the recipe for the bruschetta I got kind of tomato basil happy, and was thinking "Insalata Caprese is a fabulous appetizer too and even easier to make". So if you've got extra tomatoes or want an alternative here's another reci...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Update: Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl

    This is a recipe I came up with on the fly and feeling in the mood for something with kidney beans and tuna. Sounds a little wacky but I was definitely feeling a bean need that day. I hesitate to call this a salad as it seems anything cold that is...

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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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  • 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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