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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Moderation Schmoderation

Moderation Schmoderation

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD, a Manhattan based dietitian specializing in weight management and sports nutrition. This post has been published on her blog as well. Follow Lauren’s tweets @FoodTrainers. A couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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SF’s Soda Ban, Personal Choice, and Milk

SF’s Soda Ban, Personal Choice, and Milk

Last week, San Francisco issued a citywide ban on sale of soda pop in vending machines. Artificially sweetened drinks can make up no more than 25% of the offering. 100% juices are allowed, but sports drinks are not. In explaining … Continue reading

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Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

Eight Interesting Facts on World Water Day

1. Over 1 Billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. 2. Almost none of them reside in the US. 3. World Water Day is intended to raise awareness to this seemingly trivial problem, that kills 4500 children … Continue reading

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Big Apple Plan to Shake Salt

Big Apple Plan to Shake Salt

Should we be adding nutrition to New York’s list of leadership roles in addition to finance, tourism, and entertainment? After paving the path with calorie labeling in fast food restaurants, banning trans-fat, shocking us with anti-soda pop ads, and then … Continue reading

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7 Things Food Companies Can do to Fight Obesity [Not the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation]

7 Things Food Companies Can do to Fight Obesity [Not the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation]

A new force in the battle against obesity, this time from an unexpected source: the food industry. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, announced on Monday, is a consortium of forty manufacturers, retailers, and several non-profit organizations whose aim is to … Continue reading

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Walgreens – Coupon for Sugary Meal adjacent to Diabetes Center Link

Walgreens – Coupon for Sugary Meal adjacent to Diabetes Center Link

Here’s irony for you. Walgreens’ coupon of the week is for a $10 ENTIRE MEAL (complete junk food meal). On the same web page is  a link to their DIABETES center. The meal includes a Digiorno pizza, a 12 pack … Continue reading

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Coke Sued Over Vitamin Water

Coke Sued Over Vitamin Water

vitamins + water + sugar + hype = soda – bubbles A consumer advocacy group has filed a class action lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company for: deceptive and unsubstantiated claims on its Vitamin Water line of beverages. Coke markets Vitamin … Continue reading

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