Tag Archives: calorie-counting

Would You Like 500 Calories With That? Chain-Restaurant Labeling Law Advances in Congress

(ISTOCKPHOTO/HEALTH) By Julie Upton, RD Only a few cities and states so far have implemented laws requiring restaurants to post nutrition facts for their offerings. But now, legislation is making its way through Congress that will help implement a national law requiring all large U.S. chain restaurants (20 or more locations) to disclose at least calorie counts for all the ...

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Is Sugar the New Health Food Craze? Don’t Believe the Hype

Istockphoto By Julie Upton, RD I caught a disturbing article in The New York Times this week about how food marketers are promoting table sugar as a “natural,” “healthier” ingredient compared to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This comes on the heels of those commercials you’ve probably seen, sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association, claiming that HFCS actually isn’t any worse ...

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Simple Ingredients May Be Trendy, but Not Necessarily Healthy

By Julie Upton, RD There is a hot new marketing trend in the food industry: simplicity. A slew of products in grocery stores are boasting that they contain just a few simple, all-natural ingredients. Problem is, those “simple, all-natural” ingredients are generally things that provide little nutritional value for their number of calories—and they include sugar, cream, flour, salt, oils, ...

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