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  • School Meals from Scratch?

    Not a lot of interesting news this week so I thought I'd tell you about a very unique charter school I took a tour of on Friday. I suppose "unique" charter school is somewhat redundant, but this one really is. The school is a middle school called ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Classic Macaroni and Cheese

    Here's a healthy twist on the beloved Mac & Cheese kiddie favorite. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has come up with this lower fat version just in time for National Nutrition Month of course. Enjoy!Classic Macaroni and Cheese2 cups ma...

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  • More on Vitamin D

    Vitamin D stories are just spilling out all over the place. I received some great feedback from a reader after I posted Boning Up on D that I intended to respond individually. But given that vitamin D has gotten some more press this week I decided...

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  • How Well are We Fighting Childhood Obesity?

    How are we doing so far in the fight against childhood obesity? That was the question the Institute of Medicine (IOM) asked and attempted to answer in a report released yesterday entitled Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Edamame Salad

    This week's recipe comes from one of my trusted Healthline.com blog editors, Carrie Locke. Turns out the bosses are interested in eating healthy too! Seems to be a trend.Carrie says this edamame salad is really easy to make and scores high on the ...

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  • Newsbites: February 23rd

    Not a lot of super relevant nutrition related research made big news this week. But here are a couple items I thought you might find interesting and/or useful.Across the Pacific Ocean the obesity problem is also rearing its ugly head and Thailand ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Carrot Apple Salad

    I'm a big fan of mixing fruits and vegetables together in salads and other dishes. It helps make the veggies a little more exciting and yummy. Plus you get servings from both when you prepare them together. Since apples and carrots are pretty much...

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  • Teens and Weight Loss Surgery...hmmm

    Have you heard about the newly opened Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery with the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian? I just read about it today in a release on a service I get called Newswise. At this center teens hav...

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  • Newsbites 7-14 volume 1 - Burger King Trans-fat Free, Teens and Asthma

    There has been a lot of foodie news this past week that I couldn't resist writing about. But then I ended up with this reeeeaaaaaallly long post that I wouldn't even want to read through. So i decided to break it up into 3 posts to give your eyes...

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  • Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids & Teens

    If your kids haven't made their New Year's resolutions yet, here are some great ones from the American Academy of Pediatrics with a few additions/modifications from me. Preschoolers* I will clean up my toys. * I won't tease the family dog or even ...

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

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