Exercise: It’s Medicine and Fun, Too

May is Exercise is Medicine Month, an annual initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine to create awareness of the important role physical activity plays in promoting health and preventing disease. Research finds that exercise helps reduce risk of several chronic conditions including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity....

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What 22,000 Adults Had to Say About Low-Calorie...

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN -- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Research on regular users of low-calorie sweeteners has found they have better diets than nonusers. If that isn’t incentive to use them, I don’t know what is! Of course, adding a low-calorie sweetener to your coffee isn’t all...

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Food Safety Made Easy

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- I have a lot of passion for nutrition, but one area I am especially fervent about is food safety. Anyone who has eaten with me might even venture to say I’m borderline obsessive about the issue (wink, wink.) I have lived dangerously; eaten pizza...

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Is “Skinny Fat” real?

What is “skinny fat"? “Skinny Fat” is a term that seems to have been picking up in popularity in the last few years. So, what is it to be “skinny fat” anyway? It is when you are normal weight, or maybe even underweight, but lack muscle tone and are ultimately...

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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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Getting Back on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

The days of January are starting to slip by us, and if you are like most Americans you fell off the “resolution bandwagon” only a few weeks into the New Year. Most studies show resolutions begin to drop off after a week and only about 40 percent of those who...

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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.