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Find a Sweet Option, Even for People with Diabetes [INFOGRAPHIC]

You can balance diabetes and a sweet tooth. Find out how low-calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool:

 

 

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How to Make Splurges Sensible [INFOGRAPHIC]

Get a snapshot on how low-calorie sweeteners can make splurges more sensible for those with diabetes or watching their calories.

 

INFOGRAPHIC: Americans Are Failing to See the Reality of Their Health

Almost 6 in 10 Americans rate themselves as either in very good or excellent health, but over half of the Americans who rated themselves as either in very good or excellent health are overweight or obese. What's more, many people who are currently being treated for chronic diseases still perceive their health as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. So, are Americans failing to see the reality of their health?

 

Feel Your Best this Father’s Day… Because We Said So

Dads of the world, your special day is approaching. This means that the time is coming to reflect on years of life, love and, of course, our favorite “dad-isms.” We’ve all heard our fair share of, “because I said so” responses. Now it’s your turn to listen up about your health, because we said so.

Regarding a Petition to FDA to Ban Eight Food Additives

We have received a number of questions regarding a petition to the FDA by seven primarily environmental advocacy groups seeking to ban eight food additives, so we wanted to help put it into context. The substances are benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, eugenyl methyl ether, myrcene, pulegone, pyridine, styrene, and trans-2,4-hexadienal. 

We reached out to Dr. Henry Chin, an independent expert in food safety, food chemistry and composition, crisis management and risk management, for his views:

5 Insights into How Americans View Their Diets

As I dietetic intern preparing for my RD exam this summer, I was excited to participate in the Food and Health Survey Webinar on June 3, 2015.  We typically generalize what we think Americans want to hear about their health, but some of the data can be surprising. Here are 5 of my takeaways from the latest Food & Health Survey:

 

1. Of Americans who rated their health as excellent or very good, 27% were overweight and 28% were obese.  

INFOGRAPHIC: How do Americans define a 'Sustainable Diet'?

Nearly two-thirds of Americans have thought about whether their foods and beverages are produced in an environmentally sustainable way. But, there isn't much consensus about the meaning of a sustainable diet: 39% see it representing a ‘balanced, nutritious diet,’ 25% say it means foods are ‘affordable and readily available,’ and 23% say it means both that the foods you eat ‘have a smaller impact on the environment’ and that they are ‘produced in a socially responsible way.’ What does a 'sustainable diet' mean to you?

Caution, Picky Eater Ahead: 7 Tricks for Toddlers

 “What’s for dinner?” is a question that has been asked for centuries.

But depending on the type of tummies and appetites in your home, the answer may not always be clear.  How should parents of picky eaters tackle dinner or any other meal?

INFOGRAPHIC: America, What's Your Health Worth?

How do Americans prioritize their health? Check out the consumer survey data! See how Americans would use extra time and extra money, and how much time they spend on their meals.

 

Find out more about the 2015 Food & Health Survey here.

What Every Woman Should Know About Food and Their Health

May 10th marks the start of Women’s Health Week. Our needs are unique and, too often, they fall to the bottom of our priority lists. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard work, so resolve to learn a few tips that can improve your health and fitness at any age:

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