* Canned salmon: With so many recalls, why take the chance?
* Hot roast beef: There's nothing more unappetizing than a hunk of meat during the summer, unless it's grilled and then anything tastes good.
* Salt: Experts pretty much agree that you get plenty of sodium in all kinds of summer foods such as pickles, barbecue sauce and luncheon meats (such as hot dogs). Too much salt intake causes excess water excretion, which leads to dehydration.
* Gatorade: And other electrolyte fluids during exercise. Any sweet drink takes too long to be absorbed, and you need the liquid right away during exercise. Dr. Gabe Mirkin, columnist for "The Runner" magazine, says to drink water during exercise, sweet drinks after exercise.
* Canned cranberry sauce: If you ever eat it, summer's not the time.
* Deep-dish apple pie: Autumn's the time for apples and pie; summer's the time for peaches and tarts.
* Macaroni and cheese and lasagna: Summertime pasta should consist of cold dressings and vegetables.
* Chili: A cold weather hot food; for summer, substitute tacos or tortillas and spicy guacamole.
* Hot dogs in a hot deli: Ugh. If you have to be hot, be hot at the baseball game or at the July 4 picnic.
* Warm foods at a picnic: Serve hot foods hot, cold foods cold. If food has been sitting out a long time it could cause food poisoning; especially true with napoleons and eclairs and other foods with custard in them.
* Scotch and hot chocolate: These are cold weather drinks. But don't cut down on liquids, especially cool ones, which get absorbed quickly.
* Dumplings: In the extreme, noodles, but nothing really doughy and steamed, unless it's dim sum.
* Creamed onions: Home-grown onions may be delicious but they should be sliced into salads.
* Cheesecake: Use fresh fruits to top ice cream and shortcake.
* Popcorn: Unless it's in a cold, dark, movie theater.
* Split pea soup and chowder: Unless you're one of those who loves them cold.
* Wild rice: Goes with game, and that's just wintry.
* Three-bean salad: It's overdone.
* Hothouse tomatoes: There's no excuse during the summer.
* Citrus fruit: Enjoys winter as its peak season; stick with peaches, plums, grapes and nectarines.