New Resource: Balancing Food and Activity for Healthy Weights

March 01, 2005 - The Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide the latest edition of our annual consumer resource, Clips on Sugars, "Balancing Food and Activity for Healthy Weights."

Energy Density and Body Weight: Is There a Relationship?

February 01, 2005 - The energy density of foods and beverages is defined as the available energy per unit weight (kJ/g). Energy density of the diet is usually calculated excluding non-caloric beverages and drinking water. Because water contributes more to the weight of foods than any macronutrient, energy dense foods are not necessarily those high in sugar or fat, but those that are dry.

Carbohydrates Unplugged: A Symposium on Carbohydrates and Health

January 01, 2005 - With the recent popularization of low carbohydrate diets, carbohydrates have been catapulted to the forefront of the media. The goal of this symposium is to educate the general public, to enable consumers to make informed dietary choices based on scientific evidence rather than ideas conveyed by the popular media.

Concerned Children’s Advertisers Children’s Healthy Active Living Program "Long Live Kids"

December 03, 2004 - “Long Live Kids” is a national initiative that encourages children to eat smart, move more and become media-wise.

Controversy and Statistical Issues in the Use of Nutrient Densities in Assessing Diet Quality

November 04, 2004 - The use of nutrient densities, such as percentage of daily energy from added sugars (%EAS), creates serious statistical analysis and interpretation problems.

Systematic Review of the Dietary Management of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

October 04, 2004 - The traditional cornerstones of the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents include insulin, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and nutrition therapy (meal planning). However, best practices in each of these areas remain controversial.

Carbohydrates for Exercises

September 06, 2004 - An important goal of the athlete's everyday diet is to provide the muscle with substrates to fuel the training programme that will achieve optimal adaptation for performance enhancements.

Role of parents in the determination of the food preferences of children and the development of obesity

August 20, 2004 - The role of parental behaviour in the development of food preferences is considered.

Glycaemic Index: Relevance for health, recommendations and food labelling

July 02, 2004 - The glycaemic index (GI) concept is based on the difference in blood glucose response after ingestion of the same amount of carbohydrates from different foods, and possible implications of these differences for health, performance and well-being.

Liquid calories and the failure of satiety: how good is the evidence?

June 03, 2004 - Increasing rates of obesity and overweight have been attributed to the growing proportion of dietary energy that is consumed in liquid form.

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