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The Sugary Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice
by Emmanuelle Plucker, Northeastern University
Monday, March 13, 2017

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  1. EChO Novel Initiatives to Combat Childhood Obesity
    24 Oct, 2016
    EChO Novel Initiatives to Combat Childhood Obesity
    With childhood obesity having become a severe national epidemic, EChO was established in 2015 with a mission to eradicate childhood obesity throughout the United States and build healthier lives using evidence-based research to drive nutritional education and awareness. Since then, EChO has generated three novel initiatives that aim to reduce consumption of added sugar as a means to combat and eventually eradicate childhood obesity.     Three Initiatives Universal Cooking And Nutrition
  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