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  • Something Else To Blame for Childhood Obesity

    It’s probably no secret to any of you that we have a childhood obesity problem (and an adult obesity problem too for that matter) in this country. What does seem to be a secret is why? Everyone has their theories – kids don’t get enough physical a...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Zucchini and Apple Salad

    Here is another recipe from my dear friend and fellow registered dietitian Dona Richwine. I made this salad at Farmers' Markets for the Ask the Dietitian program for the LA County Nutrition Program and it went over superbly. The secret to this rec...

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  • Filling the Whole Grain Gap

    My first comment came in today, yay! And actually it was a request for ideas on how to get more whole grains into our kids’ diets. It can seem like a daunting task when our kids are so used to consuming refined grain foods made with enriched flour...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Disney Hops on the Healthy Kid Food Bandwagon

    I told you this healthy food thing is catching on. The Walt Disney Company is the latest conglomerate to get in on the action. And I have to say good for them. Every little bit helps.So what are they doing? The Company announced today nutritional ...

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About the Author

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

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