What are the functional reasons that sweet/fructose/sugar are added to some foods?

Fructose: Not Just a Sweetener Most people think of sugar as a sweetener. Your patients may be getting a lot ... Read More

Managing Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

“Olivia loves sugar so much that if she had her way, she would live off of gummy bears and popsicles,” ... Read More

Addressing Weight Control: Are You Asking Your Patients the Right Questions?

Why Do People Eat What they Eat? When working with patients, dietitians are trained to evaluate the nutrition status of ... Read More

Another Perspective on Added Sugars

Consuming Modest Amounts May Improve Overall Dietary Quality As a Registered Dietitian, I approach designing an individualized eating plan or ... Read More

A Sugar by Any Other Name would Taste as Sweet

For a healthy diet to be sustainable, it must be one that can be enjoyed. Calories consumed should match metabolic ... Read More

The Facts on Fructose

As healthcare professionals, we’ve heard our patients’ concerns regarding sugars.  In particular, one type of sugar is often demonized – ... Read More

Health Effects of Fructose and Other Sugars

When sugar is brought up in a conversation about diet and health it is often done so with grave concern ... Read More

Sorting Out the Science on Sugars

Sugar has received a large share of media coverage over the past decade. Accused of being toxic, addictive and the ... Read More

Tips for RDs: Advice for Families Regarding AHA Recommendations on Added Sugars

The American Heart Association (AHA) is now recommending that children between the age of two and 18 limit their consumption ... Read More

Carb Diet Trends

In 1984, Time magazine famously featured a sad face made of fried eggs and bacon on its cover. According to ... Read More