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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Sucralose: Safety & Research

By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN February 27, 2019 — Sucralose has been approved for use in our food supply since 1998 and its safety has been validated by several health organizations including the FDA, European Food Safety Authority, the National Cancer Institute, and Health Canada. Over 80 countries have approved sucralose...

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Blending More Fiber into Meals

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — January 28, 2019 We’ve all seen the child who refuses to take even one bite of the steamed carrots on his or her plate, yet gobbles up the macaroni and cheese right next to it made with mashed carrots in the sauce. For many parents,...

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Finding Fiber in the Grocery Store

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — December 17, 2018  Food shopping today is very different from just 50 years ago when shoppers pushed a cart up and down the six to eight parallel aisles of a grocery store that only sold food.  Supermarkets now cover over 45,000 square feet and offer everything...

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Finding More Fiber-Rich Foods When Eating Out

  Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — December 17, 2018  Research on the eating habits of Americans shows that our consumption of “foods away from home”* has been steadily rising since 1987. The amount of household food budgets spent on foods away from home surpassed the amount spent for “food at home”...

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Sucralose Myths: Setting the Record Straight

— Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  The FDA initially approved sucralose as a tabletop sweetener and for use in several desserts and beverages in 1998 and as a general use sweetener in 1999. It is produced from the disaccharide, sucrose, by replacing three hydroxyl groups on the sucrose molecule with three...

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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.