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  • New Slightly Revamped Recs to Fight Child and Youth Obesity

    More official recommendations to treat and prevent childhood obesity that are pretty much similar to all other official governing bodies' recs. That's not a bad thing. It continues to reinforce the messages to parents, pediatricians and communitie...

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  • The Last of the Newsbites 7-14 volume 3: Sucrose vs. HFCS, Walk to School

    Phew! This is the last installment of foodie news for the week!Sugar (sucrose) no better at controlling appetite or energy intake than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - HFCS has been blamed for the rising obesity epidemic, but the true culprit is ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Summer Colors

    This has got to be the simplest fruit salad you can make that will no doubt impress everyone. I made it for a friend's party once and she tells me she now makes it all the time. And it's an antioxidant powerhouse.I'm not psyched about the n...

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  • Newsbites: March 3

    Unlike last week all kinds of things happening this week. Here goes a sampling:Probably the biggest piece of news was schools may actually be the institution that's helping prevent obesity in children rather than exacerbating it. Or at least slowi...

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  • Time to Rethink Your Drink!

    Sugary soft drinks are unbelievably popular with our kids and even adults. And I'm not just talking carbonated "sodas"; I'm also talking all soft drinks including "fruit" flavored drinks, sweetened ice teas, flavored waters, even juices are laden ...

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  • Boning up on D

    History has taught us to load up on calcium for bone health, but take note vitamin D is quickly emerging as the superstar bone nutrient. Vitamin D is in fact necessary for the absorption of calcium. So if we don’t get enough of the D, it won’t mat...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Stone Salsa

    I just love summer fruit. I went to Costco yesterday and bought a flat of apricots and pounds of cherries. I am in fruit heaven. The nectarines made me think of making Stone Salsa with my dear friend Dona Richwine when we worked at the "Ask the D...

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  • Easter Egg Safety

    When I was a kid, Easter was my favorite holiday, because I just loved that night before when we would decorate the Easter eggs. I would mix all the colors together and make silly designs, it was great. I had the best time running all around our b...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Chopped Hearts of Palm Insalata

    I told you I was on this corn kick with all the canned corn I have in the house. Well here's another simple salad to try. I am a big fan of hearts of palm. I'm always trying to figure out different ways to eat it. So naturally corn and hearts of p...

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  • Newsbites: March 9

    Recall last week when Prince Charles bad mouthed McDonald's. As I'm sure you had predicted there's been some backlash against Chuck. But not from McDonald's so much as from the British media. Various British newspapers told the Prince to "Burger O...

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

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