Good News: U.S. Consuming Less Added Sugar

In the past decade, U.S. citizens cut their added sugar intake by almost 25%. Analysis of government data shows per capita consumption dropped from 100 grams per day (25 tsp.) to 77 grams (19 tsp.). That is a big drop and most can be attributed to decreased soda consumption. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends no more…

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Too Much of a Sweet Thing

Frustrated by trying to find how much sugar is in an item by reading the food label? Help may be on the way! The Center for Science in the Public Interest has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to set limits for safe levels of added sugar and to specifically include the amount in Nutrition…

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See a Carrot, Eat a Carrot!

Almost 37% of elementary students in Minnesota took carrots and 15% helped themselves to green beans when photos of those veggies were placed in the compartments of their trays. This was compared to 12% and 6%, respectively, when there were no pictures on the trays (P=<0.001). While vegetable consumption still remained low, this method increased…

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Only 4% of Americans Eat Recommended Amount of Grains!

If you are like most Americans, you are not getting enough daily grains in your diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 6 servings of grains per day. Only 4% of Americans say they are eating that level according to a new poll published by the Grain Foods Foundation. This poll found the average daily…

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