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EChO Novel Initiatives to Combat Childhood Obesity
by Chunming Liu, MCPHS University
Monday, October 24, 2016

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  1. The Sugary Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice
    13 Mar, 2017
    The Sugary Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice
    The New Year is an ideal time to make resolutions and formulate plans for accomplishing the changes you’ve always wanted in your life. This may be the year you strive to be more conscious about the foods you buy and consume. You may be trying to avoid food products containing the term “sugar” in the ingredient list and instead opting for products containing ingredients that seem more natural and healthier, such as “evaporated cane juice”. Unfortunately, it’s a misnomer to consider
  2. How much Added Sugar is in my BREAD?
    04 Apr, 2016
    What is Added Sugar?
    What is Added Sugar? Why it is important and what you can do about it Did you know that every day you are consuming a food that has addictive properties similar to cocaine (1)? This compound is called “added sugar”.  Added sugar is present in 74% of all packaged foods sold in supermarkets and is also in common savory products like burgers, pizza, bread, soup, crackers, pasta sauce, and even in salad dressings (2). According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), added
  3. Grams Versus Teaspoons of Sugar
    13 Feb, 2016
    Grams Versus Teaspoons of Sugar
    When I asked of randomly selected individuals, “How many grams of sugar are in one teaspoon of sugar?”, what do you think was the most common response? You guessed it. “I don’t know.” I posed that very question to 20 adults and children, and none of them knew the answer. But then I asked if they could visualize the size of a teaspoon. And now, everyone passed with flying colors. This little experiment led me to ask myself the question, if adults and some children have difficulty determining gram