Surprise – The Majority of Added Sugars in Our Diet Come From …

Surprise – The Majority of Added Sugars in Our Diet Come From …

If you answered fast food restaurants, you are wrong. According to a new study by University of Washington researchers – Consumption of added sugars among US children and adults by food purchase location and food source – 71% of the … Continue reading

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5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The FDA’s proposal for changes to the nutrition panel, introduced earlier this week, is broad and sweeping. This would be a major … Continue reading

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BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

Major news this morning! The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just published a

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Opinion: Don’t Blame “Added Sugars” in Food for Obesity

Opinion: Don’t Blame “Added Sugars” in Food for Obesity

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS It has been on my mind to write a rebuttal to the charge that ‘added  sugars’ consumption from food is a major cause of America’s obesity epidemic.  I wish to … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Revealed [Part 1 of 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Revealed [Part 1 of 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. If you rely on American supermarkets for your sustenance, then no doubt you have bought and eaten products sweetened with corn syrup. … Continue reading

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Is Walmart’s New Nutrition Label Really “Great For You”?

Is Walmart’s New Nutrition Label Really “Great For You”?

Yesterday, Walmart announced the launch of its new nutrition labeling system called “Great for You”. Starting this spring, a small selection of Walmart’s private label products – Great Value – will be decorated with this healthy seal of approval. This … Continue reading

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10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

The FDA is planning a minor facelift to the 20 year old nutrition label. When nutrition labels were introduced into the market, the food industry battled vehemently against them, while the government and health organizations explained that providing detailed information … Continue reading

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Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

In tune with the season, we’re writing about school related topics in the last few weeks. Today, some promising news on the chocolate milk front. AS you know, chocolate milk is a very contentious issue in this country. The lines … Continue reading

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Recent Study: We’re Consuming Less Sugar. Or Are We?

Recent Study: We’re Consuming Less Sugar. Or Are We?

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has some good news: Between the years 2000 and 2008, our daily intake of added sugars has gone down from 3.5 ounces to 2.7 ounces. That’s almost a 25% … Continue reading

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Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

The American Heart Association’s Circulation Magazine just published a report which concludes with something everyone already knows: Consumption of added sugars among US adolescents is positivelyassociated with multiple measures known to increase cardiovasculardisease risk. read more… Researchers from the CDC … Continue reading

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