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A Year of Eating Healthier: One Family's Journey

Meet the Rebucci family, from Chester, New Jersey! Over the course of 12 months, Regina Ragone, Family Circle's food director/registered dietician, will guide the Rebuccis onto the path of better nutrition.

By Regina Ragone

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The Rebucci Family
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Having worked in the field of food and nutrition for over 25 years, I can tell you two things for sure: Experts know tons about what constitutes a healthy diet, and Americans are fatter than ever. Why are we struggling so, despite awesome advances in nutritional science, exercise physiology and food products? Jam-packed work schedules, hectic personal lives and poor cooking skills, among other reasons.

We know you might be having a hard time too, and we want to provide solutions, so in that spirit we proudly kick off "Healthy Family 2011." It's a yearlong soup-to-nuts nutrition makeover (with some fitness advice thrown in for good measure!) of a typical family—one like yours, with busy parents, busy kids and all of the usual issues that get in the way of healthy eating. The Rebuccis of Chester, New Jersey, are on the hot seat for the next 12 months—dad Marc is a member of FC's sales staff—but what we teach them will be useful to you as well. Think shopping and organizing advice, prep tips, cooking strategies and more—all the info necessary to adopt a game-changing healthier lifestyle.

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