EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation



  1. The Myth of Gatorade
    17 Jul, 2017
    The Myth of Gatorade
    Growing up at sporting events, Gatorade was a staple drink on the sidelines and almost always offered by the parents bringing post-game snacks. Kids will often drink a bottle to rehydrate and refuel after games and practices, but is Gatorade actually a good option for this purpose? Or even necessary to begin with? The answer is no. While it is billed as a necessity when partaking in sporting events, it is really just sugar water and should be avoided unless participating in long distance
  2. Green Label Homemade Salad Dressing
    13 Jun, 2017
    Green Label Homemade Salad Dressing
    It’s lunchtime! You’ve been working hard all day and now it’s time to refuel your body with a nutritious meal – salad. Good source of protein from chicken, fiber from greens, and sugar from the dressing! What? You didn’t know about all the added sugar in that prepackaged bottle of dressing you picked up from the store? Kraft, Hidden Valley, Wishbone, you name it and there’s a good chance there may be sugar hiding in your favorite dressing. Here’s the solution – make your own. It’s easier,
  3. The Sugary Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice
    13 Mar, 2017
    The Sugary Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice
    The New Year is an ideal time to make resolutions and formulate plans for accomplishing the changes you’ve always wanted in your life. This may be the year you strive to be more conscious about the foods you buy and consume. You may be trying to avoid food products containing the term “sugar” in the ingredient list and instead opting for products containing ingredients that seem more natural and healthier, such as “evaporated cane juice”. Unfortunately, it’s a misnomer to consider
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Launch of EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation
    23 Jan, 2016
    The Launch of EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation
    The Launch of EChO – Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation The name of our website, captures the essence of our mission. Eradicate - destroy completely; put an end to. Childhood - the age span ranging from birth to adolescence. Obesity - a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body that increases the risk of health problems. In the United States, today, 13 Million children suffer from childhood obesity. This is preventable through