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  • Recipe of the Week: Power Play Salsa

    Ok, I'm back with the salsa recipe I promised a couple weeks ago from the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Nutrition Network. Did you know salsa is poised to take over ketchup as the most popular condiment in America? I personally lov...

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  • Is alli Your Ally?

    What's my opinion on alli? I would have to say mixed. alli is the weight loss drug approved to be sold over-the-counter by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It went on the market this week and has been selling like hotcakes. But make sure th...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Mexican Rice

    This recipe is from the California Nutrition Network Harvest of the Month program, delivering nutrition education, messages and recipe to California children, parents and teachers all over the State. They do great work and because they are funded ...

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  • More Ammo to Fight Junk Food Ads to Our Kids

    Last Friday I told you how you can submit comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on junk food advertising to kids. The FTC is investigating food and beverage advertising techniques used to reel our kids in.On the heels of this investigatio...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Bruschetta

    Looking for a healthy appetizer to bring to your New Year's party? And you also want people to eat it? Look no more, bruschetta is just the ticket. It's easy to make, definitely yummy, low cal and counts towards your daily veggie intake. Bruschett...

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  • Big Food News: The Latest Steps Food Conglomerates Take to Promote Health

    It's happening more and more. Food producers and food sellers (remember Disney's new promise) are changing their ways in an effort to make or promote healthier food. KFC, Del Monte Foods and Wendy's are the latest big food conglomerates to announc...

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  • 100% Fad Free: National Nutrition Month®

    Greetings all. March is National Nutrition Month® and this year (and forever) the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is urging the public to go "100% Fad Free". Sounds reasonable right, steer clear of fad diets and other nutrition quackery. But t...

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  • Sleeping to Stay Slim?

    Are you and your family getting enough sleep? I've recently been reading a lot about a lack of sleep being linked to overweight in adults. But apparently this connection is even stronger in kids. Personally I am very territorial of my zz's, but sl...

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  • Healthy Valentine's Day Classroom Party Ideas

    Valentine's Day is just 2 days away and chances are your child's classroom is gonna go all out with the treats. Nothing wrong with treats, as long as they really are 'treats', meaning we don't overindulge and consume them too frequently. But if yo...

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  • Get Movin' with "America on the Move"

    I've been a little bit out of the loop the last few days because I've been attending a conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. I know, nobody feels sorry for me. Admittedly I have been taking time to enjoy the ocean sand and beautiful sunsets. But believe...

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About the Author

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

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