Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda. That doesn’t mean adults can’t order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn’t listed is a huge relief.
We know two bad things about candy for sure: it’s basically sugar, which causes tooth decay, and its empty calories can lead to obesity. But really, how bad is it for kids to chow down on their bounty of Halloween candy? Deb Sheats is the director of the dietetic program at St. Catherine’s University.
It’s Get Movin’ Monday on the WCCO Morning Show. To kick off each work week, we bring in Health Magazine’s “Next Fitness Star” and Tiger Athletics owner Stacie Clark to help you keep your fitness goals.
There’s increasing evidence that Americans have too much sugar in our diets and it’s making us sick.
Sugar is linked to all kinds of health problems and researchers are finding that too much sugar in our diets does more than just contribute to weight gain. It causes inflammation, leads to aches and pains in your joints and muscles, and even contributes to heart disease.
Low sugar prices are cutting into payments to farmers at American Crystal Sugar Co. The Moorhead-based cooperative is telling its growers to expect a “massive reduction” in payments for this year’s beet crop. In a company blog, American Crystal CEO David Berg says growers will be paid just $38 per ton. Last year, Crystal’s farmers were paid more than $68 per ton. KFGO-AM reports Berg says most of Crystal’s growers will lose money, and in many cases, “they will lose a lot of money.”
Union workers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who have been locked out of their jobs for 20 months at American Crystal Sugar Co. are voting on the contract for the fifth time.
Dr. Robert Lustig joins Chad to discuss his new book, “Fat Chance”.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, you can bet a lot of people will be gifted some sweet treats. But are sugary snacks really the best gifts to give?
Each year, a slew of new diets make “too good to be true” claims about losing weight fast with minimal effort. However, some eating trends have real staying power.
A Mayo Clinic study finds a link between sugar-rich diets and brain function in seniors.
If you’re watching you weight, it’s probably best to skip the dessert. Sugar is a quick way to blow your diet. But if you just have to have a sweet treat, you can make choices that are better than others.
The president of the AFL-CIO is pledging his support for locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar.
You’ve gone through your kitchen and tossed out all processed foods. You’ve stocked up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. But you’re still craving sugar. That sweet tooth can be hard to bust, but there are a few simple strategies you can use to help kick sugar craves.
American Crystal Sugar leaders and union representatives failed Friday to make progress on contract talks in a dispute that has locked out workers in three states and dragged on for 10 months.
An interesting and eye-opening report from ’60 Minutes’ last night. This will make you rethink your entire diet. Watch the story here.
Many of us like to indulge our sweet tooth. But, a group of experts now say sugar is just as bad for you as alcohol or tobacco. And they now want it regulated the same way.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers say they were surprised by the amount of security at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, but Crystal’s leader downplayed it.
More than 100 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers and their supporters rallied at the North Dakota Capitol on Monday.
Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar say they’ll distribute leaflets outside weekend football games to get out the union’s message.
With the lockout of about 1,300 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers entering its second month and no negotiations in sight, the company is ready to start the harvest season with inexperienced replacement workers.
Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. decide Saturday whether to accept a contract that management calls its final offer or risk a lockout at the company’s five sugar beet processing plants.
When it’s your child’s birthday, many parents like to send treats to school to celebrate. But now, about half of the schools in St. Paul aren’t allowing kids to have sweets on their birthday or for any occasion.