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Eating Seeds: Five Ways to Fit Them In

In the new book, The Need for Seeds – How to Make Seeds an Everyday Food in your Healthy Diet, dietitian Jane Dummer explains the numerous health and nutrition benefits of chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Her book includes the science… Read More
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Three Eating Tips to Help You Get Ready for Summer

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with Planters Peanuts. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With spring in full swing and summer just a few shorts weeks away, if you’re anything like me you’ve begun to clean up and organize everything from your overstuffed closets and… Read More
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Highly Illogical Behavior: Q & A with John Corey Whaley

The following post by Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Josh Flores was written in collaboration with Germ Magazine. Over the course of my recent YALLWEST 2016 adventure, I was able to meet so many wonderful authors and readers—by far my favorite part of the event. From getting to personally… Read More
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Black, Paige & Bardugo, Oh My! A YALLWEST Roundup

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributor Amber Lee. SO sad to have missed YALLWEST this year (it was my 14-year-old son’s birthday), but so glad Amber could attend. YALLWEST 2016 was amazing. From the minute I arrived, I could see Margaret Stohl (author of Beautiful Creatures… Read More
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Writers on Writing: Q & A with Jo Knowles

I had the pleasure of meeting Jo Knowles at a Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing Novels for Young People Retreat more than a year ago. Relatively new to the children’s book world, I could tell she was a pro and I immediately bought a few of her books. I… Read More
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Writers on Writing: A Q & A with Lisa Scottoline

Food, Fitness & Fiction is thrilled to share this great Q & A with the highly accomplished author of twenty-two novels, Lisa Scottoline. A New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author, Scottoline has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States. She has also been… Read More
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Get This: A Poem Inspired by BOOKED

I am NOT…I repeat, NOT a poet. And I know it! But something about reading Booked by Kwame Alexander inspired me to write one. Here’s a brief description of Booked from Amazon: Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop… Read More
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New App Gets Kids Excited About Nutritious Foods

Do you, like many parents, find it a challenge to turn your kids on to good-for-you foods? If so, there’s a new gaming app called FoodLeap that just may help. Created by registered dietitian and mom, Melissa Halas-Liang in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association,* the free app is designed… Read More
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The First Time She Drowned: Q & A with Kerry Kletter

The First Time She Drowned (Philomel Books, March 15, 2016) is a moving and beautifully written debut book by Kerry Kletter. Although it is classified as a contemporary young adult novel, the themes are very mature and the psychological twists and turns and subject matter are, at times, heavy and… Read More
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A Review of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The following review of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, an autobiography by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon, April 29, 2003), is from Food, Fitness & Fiction guest contributor Lily Roark (pictured above). I am not one to pick up a graphic novel. Ever. So it surprised our entire household, the cat… Read More