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Saturday 07/08/2017
Timaree Hagenburger: Carrot dogs are quick, healthy barbecue food

Calling all picky eaters! We have one of your own: Alexander Soto is an 8-year-old, self-identified picky eater.

Posted: July 08, 2017
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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Russ Hayward: Crisis communication

The audio recording came to an abrupt end. We sat in stunned silence, not know what to think or what to say.

Posted: June 07, 2017
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Sunday 06/04/2017
Timaree Hagenburger: Lent inspires student to ‘kickstart’ healthy eating habits

“I am not overweight or unhealthy” is a common excuse cited by many of my nutrition students at the beginning of the semester, including Bradley Correia, who grew up in Rio Vista. By taking action and making simple choices, Brad began to reap benefits that he never anticipated. In his own words:

Posted: June 04, 2017
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Monday 05/29/2017
Teri Spring: May is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis — and one of the most preventable, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Posted: May 29, 2017
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Tuesday 05/02/2017
Russ Hayward: Healthy leadership is important for nonprofits

Recently, Fortune magazine named the “world’s greatest leader.” Upon hearing that he had beat out Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Pope Francis for that distinction, Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the World Champion Chicago Cubs, said this: “I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house. That is ridiculous.”

Posted: May 02, 2017
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Monday 04/10/2017
Teri Spring: Muscle cramps and mineral deficiencies

We’ve all had them — those muscle cramps that develop in the leg muscles, particularly the calf. Besides a sudden, sharp pain, you may even feel a lump of muscle tissue beneath your skin.

Posted: April 10, 2017
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Sunday 03/12/2017
Get your fill of tasty Irish food this St. Patrick’s Day

Even if you’re not Irish, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying some traditional Irish food this Friday. From a healthier version of the famed green shakes to more traditional colcannon, here are some recipes to get you started.

Posted: March 12, 2017
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Saturday 03/11/2017
Teri Spring: Put your best fork forward

March is National Nutrition Month from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the slogan for 2017. The message is intended to remind us all that each of us holds the tools to make healthier food choices.

Posted: March 11, 2017
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Sunday 03/05/2017
How to save money while making smart produce choices

So, I hear that you began turning the “It’s too expensive to eat well” excuse on its head, after flying through those actions from Part 1 of this article. You even had a little fun with the Ps — plan, prep and package.

Posted: March 05, 2017
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Sunday 02/26/2017
Nutritious meals don't have to be expensive

We’re moving together throughout 2017, from “Excuse-itarians” to “Do-ers”! One down — last month’s article tackled the “No time to exercise” excuse — and 11 to go.

Posted: February 26, 2017
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Sunday 02/12/2017
Try these nutrition tips to help boost your immune system and avoid illness

Our immune system is responsible for fighting foreign invaders to the body such as bacteria and viruses, and also for destroying cells within the body when they become cancerous. When we have a strong immune system, we are less likely to be affected by the daily exposures to pathogenic bacteria and carcinogens in the air, food, water — much of which can’t be avoided.

Posted: February 12, 2017
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Make your back-to-school meals count, nutritionally

From kindergarten to college, those of us with children are facing a busier season of getting back to school and the schedule that follows. 

Posted: August 12, 2015
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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Klinker Brick teams up with two local women for two new wine releases

Klinker Brick Winery owner Steve Felten has recently aligned his farming operations with two of Lodi’s more determined women-growers: Jean Rauser, the owner of Rauser Vineyard in the Victor area, east of the town of Lodi; and Antoinette Celle, owner of Celle Vineyard located at the southernmost edge of the Lodi Viticultural Area, near Linden.

Posted: June 23, 2015
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Monday 06/22/2015
What does the graduation rate mean?

Jennifer: I enjoyed your recent article concerning local high school graduation rates. It is fun to see the comparisons from year to year and school to school.

Posted: June 22, 2015
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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Potassium in the diet is important for blood pressure and building muscle

I recently wrote briefly about potassium as it relates to high blood pressure, but am reminded again and again when talking to patients about how little most are eating. So this article is devoted solely to this important nutrient in hopes you will learn more about the foods to eat to get enough potassium in your diet on a regular basis.

Posted: June 09, 2015
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Monday 06/08/2015
Is there a local wildlife rescue group?

Jennifer: I found an injured owlet who had fallen out of its nest. I tried to find a wildlife rescue locally. The Fish and Wildlife department had a list for all of California but nothing in San Joaquin County. Should this happen again, do you know of any group locally?

Posted: June 08, 2015
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Monday 06/01/2015
Adapt favorite foods to fit lifestyle to keep foods healthy

I was underneath a huge load of grading after my Friday morning class, when an email popped up on my phone with a gorgeous picture of a sushi bowl from what I thought was a restaurant. I had made several suggestions that morning about making sushi at home, as many students were in the middle of transitioning their diets and wanted an option for some of their favorite Japanese cuisine.

Posted: June 01, 2015
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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Onesta’s latest releases are etched by crisp acidity with a natural earthiness

The Lodi AVA grown wines of Onesta Wines winemaker/owner Jillian Johnson DeLeon are distinguished by two closely related things:

Posted: May 26, 2015
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Saturday 05/23/2015
Has Bennett Construction announced plans for new homes?

Jennifer: Has Bennett construction announced a date they will break ground on the new homes on Lower Sacramento Road and Century Boulevard?

Posted: May 23, 2015
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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Start the day off eating greens by making scrambled tacos

“Mom, I need greens!” It’s music to my ears! My kids just finished up a few weeks of state testing and my 8-year-old daughter made the connection between what she eats and how she feels at school, especially her ability to cope with testing situations, focus and concentrate. While you might think that I would get my fill of nutrition at work, my passion for the subject and our family’s health runs deep, so we tend to talk about it quite a bit.

Posted: May 05, 2015
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