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Advertising Claims on Food Packaging

Words on packages can be deceiving. For example, "Contains real fruit juice!" sounds pretty good, until you ask yourself how much real fruit juice? , then read the ingredient list and see that the product is mostly corn syrup (an added sugar), and only 0.3 percent real fruit juice! You...

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What Is the 10,000 Steps Program?

Walking is a great way to get fit, keep healthy, and lose weight. However, most Americans only walk 3000 or 4000 steps per day, which is not enough to make a significant difference for their bodies. The 10,000 steps program encourages people to increase their activity level by walking more...

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Why Should I Limit My Sugar Intake?

Why should you limit your intake of added sugars? Well because research shows that in addition to being a prime culprit in tooth decay, too much sugar leads to several other health problems, including: Obesity. Foods that are high in sugar are often calorie dense and nutrient poor. Therefore, eating...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory