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2009-08-30 23:44:32

More U.S. schools are banning peanut butter for school lunches because some children have allergies but a registered dietitian says there are alternatives. Joyce Barnett, a registered dietitian and assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says there are tasty alternatives to peanut butter. Spreads made from other nuts or seeds provide a nutritious alternative to peanut butter, Barnett says in a statement. Barnett recommends...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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