Shape Up America!

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Happy Independence Day!

The fourth of July, a favorite American holiday, comes at the peak of the fruit harvest. That means we’re able to enjoy juicy apricots, cherries, peaches, and watermelon at their ripest. Since many families...

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Sitting is the New Smoking

Too much sitting is hazardous to your health, even if you exercise. Researchers from the University of Toronto reviewed 47 studies and found that people who sat too much had a higher risk of diabetes, heart...

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The Demise of Trans Fats

Trans fats have been in the U.S. food supply since the early part of the 20th century. Although some (very few) trans fats are found in nature, most of them are man-made – a...

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2015 DGAC Report

In February, 2015 the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released their scientific report and recommendations.  The Committee surprised many people by recommending the use of economic and taxing policies to encourage the production and consumption...

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