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Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian

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What’s Cooking?

Often people ask me “what is the one thing I can do to better my diet?”  Although there is not just one thing, I often ask how many times a week do you eat out?  According to the 2012 Zagat survey, people stated that they eat out or take-out food 45% of the time.  Where […]

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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 eat […]

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GMO – what’s your vote?

OK, if you are like me you cannot wait for this election to be over.  I don’t want to see anymore commercials, receive any more junk mail, or get anymore phone calls that do not have a “do not call” list!  So why am I writing this article about Prop 37?  Because I have been […]

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Fall is in the air!

I’m so lucky to live in California where 80% of all fruits and vegetables in the U.S. are grown.  And even though fall really isn’t in the air as I sit to write this article on an October afternoon with the high today of 94°F all my favorite fall fruits and veggies are still available.  […]

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September is National Home Food Safety Month

Foodborne illness is a major health problem in the United States.   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states there are approximately 76 million cases of foodborne illness every year, which leads to 325,000 people being hospitalized, and 5,000 deaths.  The USDA estimates the cost to be $3 billion for hospitalization and $20-40 billion lost […]

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It’s Back to School Time…what’s for lunch?

It’s back to school time and time for parents to make the decision “do I pack a lunch or have my child buy?”  School lunches have received a lot of bad press lately, especially with the Jamie Oliver specials.  Unfortunately, schools do not have a budget for chefs and freshly bought foods, but they do […]

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Breakfast!

Recently I received an email with questions regarding breakfast.  The person states “Breakfast – I’ve heard it is the most important meal of the day” and then goes on to ask for some quick and easy “busy” morning ideas and then some “I have more time to spend on preparation” ideas.  In my cookbook Little […]

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What’s making America fat – Part Three?

In part-one of this three-part series we looked at people’s eating patterns which can lead to overeating and weight gain.  In part-two we looked at physical activity and the important role it plays in one’s health.  In this third and final article I would like to explore one’s coping skills and how it can affect […]

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What’s making America fat – Part Two?

In my last newsletter we explored some eating patterns that lead to being overweight, such as the “meal skipper”, “nighttime snacker”, and “portion-distortion”. I also provided you with some tips to overcome these unhealthy patterns.  In part-two of this three part series we will look at physical activity, or lack thereof.   Exercise is an […]

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What’s making America fat?

Approximately two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese spiking health care costs and lost productivity secondary to premature morbidity and mortality.  So what is causing our waistbands to continue to expand?  Is it wheat (gluten), or maybe high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)?  Personally, I don’t believe there is one simple reason, in fact I believe […]

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