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  • Salt & Obesity?

    Huh? I think we all know that a high sodium intake increases our risk for high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease, but obesity? That's what Finnish researchers are saying in their review Sodium Intake and Hypertension published in Progress i...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Bell Pepper Chopped Salad

    Now that sweet yellow bell peppers are more abundant and slightly more affordable I thought I'd pull out this recipe we used to make for the Ask the Dietitian at Farmers' Market program. Thank you to the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program for pr...

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  • Is Your Child's Diet Making You Fat?

    As adults it is our responsibility to shape our kids eating habits and encourage them to choose healthy foods over the less healthy ones, right. We focus on being good models of behavior. And certainly there's plenty of research out there linking ...

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  • Fad Diets: This Week's Newsweek

    Happy Monday Everyone!Any of you get Newsweek? Well if you do take a look at the Health section in the May 28th issue that hit newsstands today. The story is The Dieter's Dilemma. I and fellow American Dietetic Association spokespersons Amy Jamies...

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  • Girls Need Magnesium Now!

    It's official. Our girls need more than just calcium and vitamin D to build healthy bones; they need plenty of magnesium too. This may seem obvious since we've known for some time this mineral is important to adult bone health. But until now there...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Cabbage Salad (Better Than It Sounds)

    I have to admit before I made this salad for the "Ask the Dietitian" program when I worked for the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program, I thought "yuck... I hate cabbage". But it was the recipe our program had decided on to demonstrate at the far...

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  • Self-Talking the Dessert Splurge

    Thank you to the individual who posted the anonymous comment on the 'dessert before seconds theory' which I wrote about on Day Two of the California Obesity Conference. This person had some really good insight on how to handle the 'dessert' fix. N...

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  • "Where's the Fruit" - Day Three Childhood Obesity Conference

    "Over half of the most aggressively advertised children’s foods that prominently feature fruit on their packaging contain no fruit at all", this according to Prevention Institute's The Strategic Alliance study "Where's the Fruit?" released Friday ...

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  • Soda Sales Not So Lucrative for Schools

    One of the major arguments against removing sugary beverages like sodas and other soft drinks from school campuses is the negative financial impact it may have. When I was working on the policy to remove sugary beverages from the Los Angeles Unifi...

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  • The School Food Meal Dilemma

    I wanted to respond to a good comment I received last week in regards to my new position as the School Nutrition Coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board President. There is so much to address regarding the school nu...

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About the Author

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

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