Harris Poll on behalf of Calorie Control Council...

(November 2, 2017) -- A Calorie Control Council survey shows that small, sensible changes such as drinking more water, exercising, eating smaller portions and decreasing calories are actions Americans have taken to manage weight.  The survey was conducted online by Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ on...

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Recent claims unfounded linking diet soda to health...

By: Keri Peterson, MD -- December 12, 2017 -- Numerous studies have proven and authorities have confirmed that low-calorie sweeteners are safe and do not contribute to health ailments.  While media reports have suggested possible links between diet soda consumption and stroke, dementia, weight gain and tooth decay, such claims...

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Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory...

March 21, 2016 — Results of a new study by the Ramazzini Institute are at odds with the wealth of scientific studies and regulatory opinions confirming that sucralose is safe and approved for use in foods. The study, published online in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, alleges...

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Results of Study on Diet Sodas and Older...

ATLANTA (March 17, 2015) — The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)” (1) suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The authors note that the...

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The Big Game Party: 6 Tips to Defend...

ATLANTA (January 14, 2015) — On the weekend of the Big Game, living rooms, basements and kitchens could be filled by 62 million football fans gathering to watch, according to the most recent data from the National Retail Federation. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also notes the bowl game...

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A Study of a Decade of Data Finds...

ATLANTA (November 6, 2014) — Research from the University of Washington examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of more than 22,000 people has found that consumers of foods and beverages made with no, low, and reduced-calorie sweeteners have better quality diets and are more likely...

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Editorial Team


The Calorie Control Council editorial team includes staff certified in public health, food and nutrition. In addition, the team includes paid outside contributors:

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN
Jen Haugen RD, LD
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT
Keri Peterson, MD
Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD
Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN
Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND