EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation

Green Label Homemade Salad Dressing
Helen Nguyen, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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  1. 101 Names for Added Sugar
    20 Nov, 2017
    101 Names for Added Sugar
    In efforts to combat obesity, many federal organizations have produced lists to indicate the various names of added sugar. The FDA lists 18 names for added sugar, The USDA provides 17, and the American Heart Association has 18. At EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, we believe that is insufficient. So we are launching the Repository for Added Sugar, a place where consumers can find all the names of added sugar hidden in their food and beverages and examples of food items containing
  2. 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
  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