Low-calorie foods and beverages provide consumers with many benefits, both psychological and physiological. Health professionals and consumers believe low-calorie products, including low-calorie sweeteners, are effective for the following purposes: weight maintenance, weight reduction, management of diabetes, reduction of dental caries and reduction in the risks associated with obesity.

Low- and reduced-calorie ingredients offer consumers healthy alternatives and a greater variety of products from which to choose. These ingredients can be found in chewing gum, candies, ice cream, baked goods, fruit spreads and canned fruits, fillings and frostings, beverages, yogurt and tabletop sweeteners. They are also used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceutical products such as cough syrups and throat lozenges.

 

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Each month of the year has it’s own health observations to bring light to the wellness issues that impact our society.  With children going back to school, this September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Growing obesity rates affect not only adults, but children and adolescents, too. Currently one out...

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Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council If you’ve stepped into an air-conditioned store to get out of the August heat, then you know retailers are all stocked up to help us get our children ready to go back to school. Everything from highlighters to hand...

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Fall Sports and Hydration for Young Athletes

Warm humid weather and intense high school sports practices, sometimes twice a day, lead to a lot of sweating and risk of heat exhaustion or more serious heat stroke.  While hydration may not be at the top of the list for a successful athletic performance, it should be.  According to...

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Ratatouille

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 packets Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups) 1 large green bell pepper, cut into chunks (about...

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Fine-Tune Your Back-to-School Routine

Heading back to school can be an exciting but stressful time. Good bye to the slow pace of summer and hello to early mornings, rushing out the door. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by a hectic schedule and start ditching healthy behaviors. Planning ahead and creating a healthy...

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Eating For Two with Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy can bring joy and happiness as mom welcomes a new baby into the world. For some women, though, pregnancy can also bring on gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease in which your body cannot properly control the amount of sugar, known as glucose, in your blood.  (If you...

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