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Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian

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“Go Red for Women” in February

  “Go Red for Women” is an annual February campaign started by the American Heart Association (AHA).  Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, that’s approximately one woman every minute! In fact, heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined.  Stats from 2009 (the […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, are you like most of us starting the New Year determined to make this a healthy one? Does this include lowering your cholesterol, getting off the pre-diabetes fence, or weight loss? If so let me share some tips with you. I recently heard a statistic stating – 96% of people who start […]

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A Healthy Approach to the Holidays

Thanksgiving is here, which is a time for family, festivity and food.  It’s a time for giving thanks and it’s also an opportunity to reunite with loved ones, friends, and relations we haven’t seen for years.  Everyone looks forward to some time off from work, a break from school and most popular, an opportunity to […]

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Myth: Only shop the perimeter of the grocery store

Do you often hear people state “the healthiest way to shop at the grocery store is to just shop the perimeter?” I do, and they are wrong. I can find a lot of “unhealthy” products in the perimeter, and I can find “healthy” items down the inner aisles. Let’s take a look. Starting with the […]

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Trans Fat In The News

On November 7th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed measures that will remove trans fat, also known as partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs),   from the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list. This sets up a 60-day comment period of what would be a reasonable timeframe for a phase out.  Once phased out, PHOs would be […]

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Natural?

Last November California Prop 37, which would have required labeling for all food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO), was narrowly defeated.  One of the opponent’s arguments was the potential lawsuits such legislation would bring. Even though Prop 37 failed, the lawsuits have begun.  These lawsuits are accusing companies of intentionally mislabeling packaged foods to […]

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Ask the dietitian…

I often have people stop me and ask me nutritional questions, so I thought it would be fun to share some of these questions with you from time to time. Q. I remember your article regarding protein and that our protein needs are low, I make a veggie and greens smoothie every morning is this […]

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Spring cleaning…your diet

The other day I was talking with my Mother (she lives in Michigan) and she was telling me that my three sisters volunteered to do her spring cleaning this year!  Thinking about my Mom’s spring cleaning plan gave me the idea for this newsletter, why not spring clean our diets too? When I think of […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign held annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year we are celebrating its 40th anniversary.  This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  This year I am supporting […]

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Meatless Mondays

Happy New Year!  This year I will be supporting Meatless Monday.  This campaign is a non-profit public health initiative in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and seeks to educate the public about the benefits of reducing meat consumption.  Just one meatless day a week cuts one’s saturated fat intake by […]

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