Lori Zanteson Freelance Food & Health Writer

Environmental Nutrition, LA Times: Heirlooms
Heirloom vegetables, also known as heritage vegetables, offer timeless varieties, often found in quirky shapes, sizes and colors.

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QSR: This is How You Feed the Navy
The military may not immediately come to mind as a go-to foodservice resource, but closer inspection suggests some eye-opening and revealing connections. QSR recently had the privilege of touring the galley of the USS Jefferson City, a Navy submarine home-ported in San Diego.

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QSR: Larry King ‘Brooklynizes’ Beverly Hills
Famed interviewer and Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. franchisee opens his first unit.

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Today's Dietitian: Tasting San Diego's Best
Guide to San Diego's best eateries and top ten list of things to do while visiting.

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The Truth About Health Claims
The supermarket is not the place I choose to linger. The last thing I want to do, especially with kids in tow, is choke my way through the food label maze. This isn’t for lack of trying, and mommy guilt dutifully kicks in when I don’t glide down each and every package ingredient. The reality is that lack of time and energy make food decisions a challenge. The result? Reliance on faulty front of package health claims.

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Buffalo News-Break the Fast
Starting the day with a healthy breakfast can jumpstart your morning and set a positive tone for the whole day. Taking in some fast-breaking fuel is not only energizing, but it also can sharpen your mental and physical performance and help you maintain weight control. Take these factors into consideration as you’re planning the perfect breakfast to power your day:

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Greenwise Market- Tasty Bites of Food News
Have You Tried... Fennel? It looks like a cross between celery and dill, and the licoricelike taste will remind you of anise. Here's how to get the most from this flavorful staple of Mediterranean cuisine.

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The Detroit News: How Nutritious is Sourdough?
If you appreciate the flavor nuances of sourdough bread, you're in tune with a vein of tradition held dear for centuries. This oldest form of leavened bread is enjoying a rise in popularity in kitchens, restaurants and bakeries, in celebration of its history and health qualities.

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The Detroit News: Pressure Cooker Comeback
The pressure cooker has been out of vogue longer than most modern cooks — or their children and grandchildren — can remember. Perhaps its reputation as the source of kitchen nightmares — a hissing, spitting pot threatening to erupt its contents everywhere but on the serving plate — is to blame. Fortunately, today's pressure cooker has overcome those kinks, and is in fact, well-suited to today's demand for healthy, flavorful cooking that saves money, energy and time.

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Blueberry Council:K-12 Foodservice Dishes Vitality
School lunches have been in the spotlight—as well as under the microscope—lately. Between last year’s shake-up with the first new healthier lunch standards in 15 years and then the slew of protests that followed, you’ve got to hand it to K-12 foodservice pros for an all-out effort that raised the bar not only on nutrition, but on innovation and kid appeal.

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Environmental Nutrition: Eat the Whole Plant
We lop off broccoli stems, snip away carrot tops and snap woody ends from asparagus without a thought. The mindless tossing of scraps, peels and other produce trimmings is the norm in today's kitchens. Flashback a generation or two ago when frugality reigned and those throwaways would never have been wasted. What wasn't served on the plate went into the next day's stew or stockpot.

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Extra ZZZZs Lead to Weight Loss
While those unwanted pounds aren't likely to effortlessly melt away, catching a few extra Zs may be an effective strategy toward maintaining a healthy weight. Paradoxical as it seems, studies are showing that more sleep is a dieter's ally, while burning the midnight oil may sabotage weight loss goals.

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Safe Sound Family: Video Surveillance
Your home security system is in place, keeping home and family safe in the event of a threatening or dangerous situation from fire to home invasion. Yet, it may not feel like enough. Sometimes that extra set of eyes—yours—is the only thing that brings peace of mind, especially when you’re away from home. Remote video surveillance lets you see any location inside or outside of your home at any time from your computer, smart phone or any web-enabled device. Not only does wireless video surveillance protect your property as a deterrent to intruders, it will also provide security from inside the home, allowing family members to see who’s at the door or to check on the children in another area of the home or property.

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April 2013 Newsletter
The February newsletter politely posed a few questions to determine whether our readers consider themselves foam roll flunkies. We’ve a hunch this includes you. But, cut yourself some slack because to really understand and own this method called SMR—Self-Myofascial Release—requires qualified instruction and hands-on practice.

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