EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation

What is Added Sugar?
By: Karen Medgyesy, UCSD & Jacqueline Epstein, H
Monday, April 04, 2016

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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. 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,