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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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  • A Salad a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    We know it's good for us but it just got better! A new study from UCLA School of Public Health and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center says eating just one salad a day is even better for us than we thought. How great is that?The stud...

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  • Preschoolers Get a "Healthy Start"

    Listen up if you’ve got preschoolers because there’s more to report from Hawaii! The latest on the childhood obesity epidemic (we won’t stop hearing about this for a looong time) from the American Dietetic Association conference addresses a harsh ...

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  • Shaq: Lose Your Militant Trainer

    Have you been watching Shaquille O'Neal's ABC show "Shaq's Next Big Challenge"? It's pretty interesting, not because they are or aren't taking the right tactics to help 6 overweight children lose weight. The show really seems to me like a national...

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  • Focus on the Cafeteria

    I attended an interesting focus group today probing 7th graders about what they think of the "school cafeteria". Such a curious age group. They really work in absolutes i.e. "I want to know what's good for me and what's bad.. don't care about the ...

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  • Candy Free Halloween Treats (and Tricks)

    I just came from the grocery store and saw a Mom stuff her cart full of Halloween candy, I assume in preparation for next Tuesday night's trick-or-treaters. And of course all that candy was right there at the front of the store in a huge display. ...

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  • Clinton's Snack Food Deal

    Bill Clinton is at it again. On Monday I mentioned in Thinking the Drink Again the recent deal the Clinton Foundation made with the beverage industry to limit sugary drinks on school campuses nationwide. Today, the Alliance for a Healthier Generat...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Broccoli Apple Salad

    Aw broccoli.. what can I say? I love this cruciferous vegetable packed with all kinds of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A (as beta-carotene), calcium, folic acid and fiber. What more could you ask for? I personally prefer it steamed with a l...

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  • More Kid and Teen Healthy Resolutions

    Happy 2007 everyone! Here are more New Year's Resolutions your kids may be interested in trying, from the American Academy of Pediatrics and a little from me.Preschoolers* I will brush my teeth twice a day.* I will wash my hands after going to the...

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  • New Job! School Nutrition Policy Coordinator

    I mentioned briefly on Sunday that I had taken on a new position recently and that I would "get to that later". Today is later so let me tell you about it. Can you guess what area of nutrition? School nutrition policy, my favorite! I am sure I wil...

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

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