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  • Grand Rounds 3.07

    Many thanx to Rita Schwab at MSSP Nexus Blog for hosting this week's witty Grand Rounds 3.07. Very clever and comprehensive. I love the way Rita categorizes different disciplines so you can go right to the topics you are interested in (like Diet a...

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  • More Big Food News: Tacos and Kiddie Ads

    Last week brought more announcements of healthy steps the food industry has promised to take to improve the health of our children (and us, the big kids too). 1. Taco Bell is the latest to jump on the trans fat free band wagon. By April all of the...

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  • Ditch the Fat Comments

    It's no secret that childhood obesity is a serious issue and we need to reverse this trend. The secret we haven't figured out is how to indeed make that reversal. One thing for certain, constantly reminding your child that he or she needs to lose ...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    If you read blogs you may already know that you can find other bloggers by visiting the links in a post. Every week a blogger out of a group of medical bloggers gathers interesting posts regarding healthcare in an online “Grand Rounds.” They all t...

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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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  • 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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  • Grand Rounds 3.34

    Many Thanx to Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog for inlcuding The Family Fork in this week's Grand Rounds 3.34. His issue is packed with good info.. check it out.Have a fruit and veggie filled day!

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  • 4th of July Where the Grilling is Easy

    Having a 4th of July barbeque and firing up the grill? Turns out grilling is a pretty lowfat way of cooking and helps make the healthy stuff even tastier. Here are a few tips from me and the American Dietetic Association to help boost flavor witho...

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

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