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5 Ways to Maximize Your Spring Season

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- Let’s make a declaration – the New Year starts with spring!  How can we argue with birds that are chirping outside of our windows, reminding us they have come back from the south?  How can we disagree with the pinks and purples and the...

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Gardening – Is it the Key to Health?

 By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- What if I told you that you could simply plant a garden each year and it could contribute to lower blood pressure or better health?  According to the Mayo Clinic, the research on how to lower blood pressure is quite strong, – things like...

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Recent Research Strengthens Body of Evidence for Latin...

A manuscript entitled, “Low- and No-Calorie Sweetener Intakes in the Brazilian Population Estimated Using Added Sugar Substitution Modelling” has been published in the Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A journal. Given the lack of data available on replacing added sugars with low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) in foods and beverages...

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Commentary on the Recent Review by Lea (2021)...

By Dr. Berna Magnuson Introduction  Low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) are widely approved for use in foods and beverages to provide sweetness with no or few calories and no increase in blood glucose levels. The safety of these ingredients has been intensively investigated and assessed by authoritative bodies globally. When...

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This Valentine’s Day, Love Your Self

Around the world, every culture has put its own unique spin on Valentine’s Day, yet at the center is the act of celebrating the ones you love. Oftentimes this is demonstrated with food whether it be an elaborate dinner out, decadent dessert, a box of chocolates or all the above....

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN-- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to spend time with the people we don’t get to see as often as we’d like throughout the year. But getting together with far-flung family and friends...

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