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Body of Evidence Supports Safety of Stevia Sweeteners

(Washington, D.C.) -- A recently published study in the journal Molecules by Markus et al. attempted to evaluate the possible impact of stevia-based sweeteners on bacterial communication pathways through an in-vitro study, meaning it was not conducted in humans.  However, the study’s conclusions do not align with existing evidence backing...

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Fall into Apple Season with Fun Family Activities

By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE -- Kids are back in school, autumn has arrived and soon the leaves will begin to change. That means it is finally apple season. The best way to celebrate the season? Apple picking with your family, of course! You can enjoy the weather before...

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Fall in Love with Fall Fruits and Vegetables

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN -- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Even if the weather doesn’t vary much where you live, you can use the seasonal changes on the calendar to reboot your diet for better health. All it takes is expanding the colors on your plate to...

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The Best Fruit of the Fall

By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is the change in produce that comes with it. These days you can purchase pretty much any fresh fruit and vegetable all year long thanks to companies that ship all across the country, but...

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Veggie Chili

Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 1/3 cups chopped red and yellow bell peppers 6 teaspoons chili powder* 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1/2 cup Splenda, granulated*...

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Add Flavor with Pumpkin

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are sitting on doorsteps…you know what that means – it’s Halloween season. A favorite holiday for many children, and adults, alike, Halloween is a food-centered holiday that is rated number one in candy sales in...

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