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Same Facts, New Label: Examining the New Nutrition Facts Label

  The revision of the nutrition facts label is long overdue and I applaud the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for these changes. Americans have become savvier about nutrition and want to know what they are eating. Changes to the new food label are needed to reflect the reality of the modern American diet. Significant […]

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Sugar alternatives

The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions I receive as a dietitian is regarding sugar substitutes (any sweetener that you use instead of regular table sugar a.k.a sucrose), their safety and ways they can be used. Today’s post focuses on 4 different sugar substitutes and how sweet they are…or aren’t?  Artificial sweeteners: Synthetic sugar substitutes that may

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