Meeting your Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity is an integral part of our daily lives.  It helps in the prevention of chronic disease, can assist in strengthening our bones and heart, and even has mental health benefits. Unfortunately, most people do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.  According to the health.gov web site, for...

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Hidden Calories – Spotting Them So You Can...

April 8, 2019 — After filling their dinner plates with too much food, people are often quick to confess that their eyes were bigger than their stomach.  However, problems lie not only in our perception of portion sizes, but also in what our eyes don’t always see – hidden calories...

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Recently Published Research Studies Support Safety of Aspartame

March 25, 2019 -- Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN Aspartame, a low calorie sweetener that has been on the US market since 1983, has been widely studied and approved for human consumption by various worldwide regulatory agencies, [yet studies continue to review its potential carcinogenicity and safety. It’s clearly important...

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Statement Regarding “Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Coronary...

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Kamensky V, Manson JE, et al. Stroke 2019; 50:00-00. DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023100 ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2019) -- The Calorie Control Council (CCC) strongly recommends careful interpretation of the findings of this study. The likelihood of residual confounding from risk factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke...

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Safety and Benefits of Low or No Calorie...

October 11, 2018 -- By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  — Unlike caloric sweeteners, a low or no calorie sweetener provides consumers with the sweetness they desire without adding calories or carbohydrate to the diet. Many low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) have decades of research behind them and multiple...

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Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity

Summary by Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference in Houston April 12 – 14, 2018, featured Craig Johnston, PhD (pictured)as a speaker on “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity.” Dr. Johnston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at...

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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.