Just Say No to Fruit Juice Before Age 1
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Just Say No to Fruit Juice Before Age 1

When the labels claim “100% juice,” “no added sugar” and “all natural,” it’s tempting to think that juice is a good nutritional choice for children. That’s why parents…

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Philadelphia Becomes First Big City to Enact a Soda Tax
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Philadelphia Becomes First Big City to Enact a Soda Tax

Proposing a soda tax can be a political hot potato. Several bills were floated in New York, but none ever got off the ground. Legislation in the California…

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New Nutrition Labels Make Added Sugar Easier to Find
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New Nutrition Labels Make Added Sugar Easier to Find

By now, almost everyone knows that there’s a whole lot of sugar in soda (not to mention those so-called “sports” and “energy” drinks). Sugar is also a major…

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Preventing Tooth Decay: Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Efforts?
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Preventing Tooth Decay: Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Efforts?

The foundation for tooth decay prevention is daily brushing and flossing, along with professional cleanings and checkups as often as your dentist recommends. But what you eat is…

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Sodas Are ‘De-Listed’ on Kids’ Fast-Food Menus
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Sodas Are ‘De-Listed’ on Kids’ Fast-Food Menus

Want to order a kiddie meal from one of the popular fast-food restaurants? You’ll see several main-dish choices, like a hamburger, cheeseburger, or chicken nuggets, plus a side…

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Sugar Has 56 Different Names
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Sugar Has 56 Different Names

What do corn syrup, evaporated cane juice and agave nectar have in common? They are all names — aliases if you will — for sugar added to foods…

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Sugar Wrecks More Than Teeth
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Sugar Wrecks More Than Teeth

Most of us know that sugar is a major contributor to tooth decay. Now, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) want to make sure word…

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Enjoying Better Nutrition in Gourmet Style
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Enjoying Better Nutrition in Gourmet Style

There’s a common belief that a change to a more nutritious diet spells the end of one’s love affair with food. In other words, if you want to…

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Nutritional Myth Busters
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Nutritional Myth Busters

Separating the facts from fiction couldn’t be more important than when it comes to nutrition. However, in the world today and even with the Internet, it can be…

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The Importance of Nutrition in General and Oral Health
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The Importance of Nutrition in General and Oral Health

The U.S. Surgeon General has stated emphatically that, “you can’t be healthy without oral health.” Given this scientifically backed opinion, life-long good health requires a solid understanding and…

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