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Quiz: How much sugar are you actually consuming?

Take this quiz to learn which of your favorite food items have more sugar than others.
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How to make healthy food choices at school

Learn how to eat your best during the school year.
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UCookbook: H2O fruit infusions

Rate this article and enter to winWe need water to survive, so why does it sometimes seem so…blah? After a long day, your parched body might be craving something sweet, like soda or a sports...

Ask the nutritionist: I keep my calories at an appropriate intake; however, I drink...

“I keep my calories at an appropriate intake; however, I drink a lot of soda. Why is this bad?”—Amberly, Amherst, MassachusettsThis is a great question. Even if your caloric intake is appropriate, if soda...
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Ask the nutritionist: What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

 “What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?”—Briana, Northridge, CaliforniaCarbohydrates, or carbs, are a class of macronutrients (nutrients that we need a lot of) that serve as the body’s primary fuel source. These...
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Nutrition quiz: You know it all—true or false?

 Nutritional advice is tricky to navigate. Food science is incomplete, evolving, sometimes contradictory, and easily misrepresented by people and companies who have something to sell. We are bombarded with passionate messages about foods that...
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Ask the nutritionist: Sugar habits

“Sugar (e.g., candy bars) is the only thing that gets me to sit down and study. How do I stop this habit?”—Madeline, Newark, DelawareSugary foods cause a spike in blood sugar that can amp...
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How to make sense of a food label

Rate this article and enter to winNutrition labels mess with our heads. In a recent survey by Student Health 101, three in five students who responded said that they “sometimes, often, or always” find...