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The Summer 2015 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the influence of the school environment on child obesity, diabetes, recent research and more.


  • Technology and Weight Loss
  • Outside Prompts and Eating Behavior
  • Diet Around the World Worsening
  • High Fat Diets Could Cause Loss of Smell
  • Primetime for Exercise: Throughout the Life Span
  • Focus on Fiber

The Fall 2014 issue (pdf format) includes articles on child obesity, emotional and physical health, recent studies and more.


  • Perceptions Surrounding Child Obesity and Contributing Factors
  • Emotional Health and Physical Health
  • Expert Committee Publishes Guidelines on Obesity
  • High Fat Diets Could Cause Loss of Smell
  • Recent Studies on Low-Calorie Sweeteners

The Spring 2014 issue (pdf format) includes articles on potential causes of child obesity, recent nutrition and obesity research, tools for exercise and more.


  • 5 Ways to Eat and Still Lose Weight
  • How Your Smartphone Can Help You Lose Weight & Improve Your Health
  • Best Exercise for Weight Loss

The Fall 2013 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the benefits of weight loss and social media, eating tips, exercise and more.


  • The Newest Ways to Lose Weight
  • Do Calorie Counts on Menus Work?
  • Should You Skip the Treadmill?

The Spring 2013 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics statement on healthy living, nutritional information posted in restaurant menus and why you may want to exercise before breakfast.

  • Academy Recommends Focus on Total Diet, Not Single Food
  • Conveying Nutritional Information
  • Primetime for Exercise


The Fall 2012 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the obesity epidemic and low-calorie sweetener use, a summary of the new statements on the use of low-calorie sweeteners from leading health organizations and an update on the science behind low-calorie sweeteners. 

  • Obesity Plateaus While the Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners Rises
  • ILSI's "Low-Calorie Sweeteners, Appetite and Weight Control: What the Science Tells Us"
  • CFSAN Webinar on Food and Nutrition Available



The Spring 2012 issue (pdf format) includes articles on putting research into perspective, new data on American’s weight, revisions to food labels and more!


  • Special Report: Putting Research into Perspective
  • Is American’s Weight on the Rise?
  • Focus on Food Labels
  • New Self-Studies for Nutrition Professionals Available from the Council
  • Sweet Substitute: Monk Fruit / Lo Han Guo Approval in U.S.

The Fall 2011 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the obesity epidemic, new data on the differences in men and women when it comes to weight control, the approval of stevia in Europe and of Advantame in Australia-New Zealand and more!


  • The National Obesity Epidemic: A Fresh Approach to a Complex Problem
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: When it Comes to Weight Control, Men and Women are Different
  • New Self Studies and Recorded Webinars Available for Health Professionals
  • Stevia Gaining Approval in Europe – Australia-New Zealand Approve Advantame



The Spring 2011 issue (pdf format) includes articles on a new national weight control survey, low-calorie sweetener safety, new data on the nutrition and physical activity status of U.S. children, and more.


  • New Research: Diet Soft Drinks Not Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fructose Not Fattening, According to Two Studies
  • National Consumer Survey: Weight Consciousness Here to Stay

The Fall 2010 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines, separating low-calorie sweetener fact from fiction, obesity and healthcare costs, diet soda use in pregnancy and more!


  • International Symposium Addresses Challenges of Communicating Accurate Low-Calorie Sweetener Information
  • USDA Releases DGAC Report of 2010 Dietary Guidelines
  • Direct and Indirect Costs of Obesity Expanding
  • Diet Soda Use in Pregnancy

The Spring 2010 issue (pdf format) includes articles on low-calorie sweeteners, obesity trends, bias in research reporting, information about educational webinars and more!


  • Low-Calorie Sweetener Allegations Unfounded
  • Educational Webinars Available Online
  • New Obesity Campaign Unveiled

The The Fall 2009 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the benefits of stroller walking, low-calorie sweetener safety, stevia and more.


  • New, Enhanced and Interactive Web Site
  • Reduced Calorie Foods and Beverages Assist in Long-Term Weight Control
  • Launched

The Spring 2009 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the benefits of chewing gum, nutrition and athletic performance, fructose and more.


  • Fill Up With Research on Functional Fiber
  • "Calories Count" for Weight Loss
  • American Dietetic Association's Evidence Analysis Library Review of Aspartame

The Winter 2009 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the FDA's food additive approval process, stevia, the benefits of low calorie sweeteners and more.


  • Consumer Reports Weighs in on Successful Weight Loss Tactics
  • New Research Supporting the Benefits of Low Calorie Sweeteners
  • Tips on Staying Active During the Cold Winter Months
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The Fall 2008 issue (pdf format) includes articles on how to keep an effective food diary and lose weight, the benefits of polyols, what can be done to reduce stress, weight loss secrets of successful "losers" and more.


  • New Research About Food Diaries and Weight Loss
  • The Sweet Oral Benefits of Polyols
  • Strength Training for Bone and Muscle Mass Important in Aging

The Summer 2008 issue (pdf format) includes articles on new dieting research, new low calorie products, tips for maintaining weight and lifestyle, finding the right physical activity and more.


  • Personal Contact May Help Long Term Weight Control and Blood Pressure
  • The Truth Behind Low Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Gain
  • What Kind of Exercise is Best?

The Fall 2006 issue (pdf format) includes articles on what works and what doesn't when it comes to weight loss and weight maintenance, strategies to combat childhood obesity, a timely update on low-calorie sweeteners, the rising popularity of sugar-free chewing gum, the latest news on fat replacers and more.


  • Weight Loss: What Works and What Doesn't
  • Stepping Up to Stop Childhood Obesity
  • The Rise of Sugar-Free Chewing Gum

The Fall 2005 issue (pdf format) includes articles on the effectiveness of light products in weight control/loss, ways to prevent childhood obesity, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines and New Food Guide Pyramid, a timely update on low-calorie sweeteners, recent news on fat replacers, corporate wellness programs using online dieting tools and more.


  • Light Products: Magic Bullets, Helpful Tools or a Dieter's Downfall?
  • Taking Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity
  • Corporate Wellness Programs Seek to Combat Rising Healthcare Costs

The Fall 2004 issue (pdf format) includes articles on: current dieting levels and the number of people using low-carbohydrate diets to lose weight, the latest on low-carbohydrate products and claims, an interview with Dr. William Dietz of the CDC on childhood obesity, a timely update on sweeteners, recent news on olestra, "online dieting" and more


  • Number of Dieters on the Rise and Carb Craze Continues But Practical Weight Loss Approaches Still Prevail
  • Q&A on Childhood Obesity with Dr. William Dietz of the CDC
  • Low-Calorie Sweeteners: Helpful in Weight Control
  • Low-Carbs, Net Carbs, Who's Counting Carbs Anyway and What Role do Polyols Play?

The Fall 2003 issue (pdf format) includes articles on: the primary causes of the obesity crisis (or "epidemic" as the government has called it), using "online dieting" programs to lose weight successfully, the Glycemic Index and how it may aid people in controlling their weight, an investigative look at low-carbohydrate diets, and timely updates on the currently available low-calorie sweeteners.


  • The Obesity Crisis - Who's to Blame?
  • Using the Internet to Lose Weight Successfully
  • Glycemic Index - What Is It and How Can Polyols Help?
  • Low-Carb Diets - Does Science Support Them?

The Fall 2002 issue (pdf format) includes articles on how online "dieting" can help people lose weight, ongoing research which reveals how consumers can maintain their weight loss, "cave man" cuisine holding some of the answers to the obesity epidemic and updates on low-calorie sweeteners.


  • The "Low Down" on Low-Calorie Sweeteners
  • Low-Fat Diet Aids in Managing Diabetes
  • "Cave Man Cuisine" What Can We Learn from Our Ancestors?

The Fall 2001 issue (pdf format) evaluates the burgeoning rates of diabetes and obesity among children and includes the latest information on ingredient news.


  • New Exercise for Weight Loss Includes Surfing the Internet
  • Ingredient News
  • Fad Diets Part III

The Summer/Fall 2000 issue (pdf format) explores the problem of growing portion sizes and reveals the continued popularity of light products.


  • New National Survey Shows Continued Popularity of Light Products
  • Portion Sizes a Major Problem in Americans' Weight Gain
  • Fad Diets Part II

The Fall 1999 issue (pdf format) analyzes popular fad diets, and experts sort out fact from fiction about fat.


  • Experts Sort Out Fact from Fiction about Fat
  • Today's Fad Diets: Too Good to be True
  • Obesity Increases Risk of Dying Earlier

The Spring/Summer 1999 (pdf format) issue features an article on Internet health scares, as well as current information on healthy weight topics.


  • Experts Denounce Aspartame Misinformation Circulating on the Internet
  • More Good News for Olestra
  • American Dental Association Endorses Sugar-Free Foods
  • Attention Couch Potatoes: It's Never Too Late to Exercise, Researchers Advise
  • Recommendation to Delist Saccharin May Come this Summer
  • Happy Birthday Sucralose!
  • Low-Calorie/Low-Fat Bulletin
Teens The Fall 1998 (pdf format) issue features a cover story on the favorite "light" food choices of America's teens, and additional results from the Calorie Control Council's national consumer survey on dieting and weight control trends.

  • Teens' Light Favorites Aren't the Same as Mom and Dad's
  • Who is a "Light Consumer"?
  • New Erythritol Brochure Available
  • Tips, Inspiration for Successful Weight Control in Thin for Life Daybook
  • Excitement Bubbling Over "Ace K's" Approval for Diet Soft Drinks
  • Fat-Free "Chipping" in the News: Olestra Benefits
  • AHA Declares Obesity a Major Risk Factor for Heart Disease

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