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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans document provides a chart that shows that most of the added sugar in our diets comes from soda and juice drinks. You might want to point this out in your classes or newsletters – we got that idea from an e-mail chain letter...
 
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A new study by Jean Welsh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the February issue of Pediatrics, found that for 3- and 4-year-olds already on the heavy side, drinking something sweet once or twice a day doubled their risk of becoming seriously overweight a year...
 
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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises that you should get a variety of vegetables from the 5 subgroups: legumes, dark green, orange, starchy and others. Vegetables and legumes are the best choices if you want to lower your weight and improve your health. These are high in fiber and nutrients and low in fat and ... Variety is the Spice of Health
 
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Northwestern University lab tests on breast cancer cells showed the oleic acid found in olive oil sharply cut levels of a gene thought to trigger breast cancer. But don’t go pouring on that olive oil yet. Dr. Kenney advises, “Test tube studies are not all that convincing. This study...
 
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FastCompany.com recently published (Issue 89, Dec. 2004) an interview with the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts, who is quoted saying they are going to work to offer better choices over the long term. This caught our attention and prompted an investigation to the nutrition facts of their current menu. Boy...