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Added Sugars

She Was A Sugar-Fueled Kid; Her Girls Won't Be

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In August, the American Heart Association released its first-ever scientific statement on added sugar for children. After a column explaining the reco...

You Know What's Sweet? Healthier Kids

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When the American Heart Association released a scientific statement last week recommending that anyone 18 or younger should consume 25 grams or less o...

Transparency Trumps Sugar: the New Nutrition Label and the Fight Against Obesity

William Dietz | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
William Dietz

Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it can...

The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate On Easter

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Avoiding sugary treats altogether at holiday time is a tough bar to meet.

Food Label Makeover a Great Step Toward Healthier Eating

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Grocery shoppers, prepare to be a lot smarter about what goes into your basket. And since what goes into your basket eventually goes into you and your family, this is truly great news for the health of our country.

Our Sugary Life: Added Sugars Make Up 13 Percent Of U.S. Adults' Calorie Intake

Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Added sugars make up 13 percent of American adults' calorie intake, according to new government data from 2005 to 2010. According to the 2010 Diet...

Is Your Soda Killing You? Why Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right

Adam Bosworth | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Mary Poppins may have had the best intentions in mind, but if "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," the new mantra is "no sodas today keeps the doctor away."

Sweet Nothings

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The time has come for the Food and Drug Administration to reevaluate the safety of sugary drinks. That's what the Center for Science in the Public Interest, several dozen nutrition experts, seven local health departments, and 15 nonprofit organizations have asked the FDA to do.