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BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON December 9, 2014
Sugar grabbed a lot of traditional news channel and social media headlines in the past year. But news about sweeteners wasn’t limited to the popular press. Several new studies were published in journals or presented at scientific conferences. Unfortunately, these were not always portrayed accurately in the media leading to confusion for consumers. Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: In the News, Studies
BY Shannon McNamara ON December 5, 2014
The last three months of the year hold a multitude of opportunities for overindulgence and weight gain – from Halloween treats to big Thanksgiving dinners to the champagne toast on December 31. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans gain one to two pounds on average during the holiday season. Continue Reading
BY Shannon McNamara ON November 24, 2014
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I’m thinking about what’s going to be on the table this year. I love to carry on family traditions, so there will definitely be a roasted turkey with sausage stuffing as well as a side of oyster stuffing. But there are a few things we’ve found over the past couple years that are making the menu this year and a couple of new recipes I’m going to try. Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: Holidays, Recipes, Sweeteners
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON November 13, 2014
I recently returned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference™ (FNCE®) in Atlanta. This annual event brought together nearly 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, exhibitors and speakers for a conference filled with educational sessions on new nutrition research and the latest food trends. Continue Reading
BY Shannon McNamara ON November 12, 2014
Caramel apples were always a special fall treat in our house. We would go to the apple orchard and pick the most perfect McIntosh apples we could find. The smell of the apples in the house would taunt my sister and me in anticipation of an afternoon in the kitchen making caramel. Continue Reading

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