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Holiday Meals — Enjoying the Taste Without Adding...

Dr. Keri Peterson Medical Advisor to the Calorie Control Council The holidays are a time for revelry and cheer! But with sweets and treats in abundance, it’s easy for healthy eating habits to get lost in the shuffle and those pounds to pile on. However, it's possible to survive the...

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Talking to Your Doctor about Your Weight

Making the most out of your appointment with your healthcare professional can be very helpful in making sure you know what you should be doing once you walk out of the office door. This is especially true for chronic problems like being overweight or obese and the other health conditions...

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Fall in Love with Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN — Consultant to the Calorie Control Council — Even if the weather doesn’t vary much where you live, you can use the seasonal changes on the calendar to reboot your diet for better health. All it takes is expanding the colors on your plate to...

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Create a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Are you thinking of making Meatless Monday, every day? If you’re considering trying a vegetarian diet you should know that going to a plant-based diet can potentially reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. However, simply cutting meat from your diet does not always equate to a healthy...

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Tips for Parents Regarding AHA Recommendations on Added...

The American Heart Association (AHA) is now recommending that children between the age of two and 18 limit their consumption of added sugars to less than 25 grams per day, equivalent to about six teaspoons. The recommendations also state that added sugars can be safely consumed in low amounts as...

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The Spring Break Souvenir Nobody Wants

When college students return to campus after their winter break most of them can’t tell you exactly when they’ll be taking their final exams, but they all know the dates for spring break. Reservations are booked long before anyone cracks open a book at the start of the semester. Escaping...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.