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Leaders looking to curb soda consumption in anti-obesity efforts

Clear cup filled to brim with sugar cubes and white drinking strawLocalities across the country are starting to take action to make consuming large quantities of sugar-laden sodas a little more difficult for consumers. What do you think? Read on.

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Eating out traps

Avoid these eating out trapsToday, Americans spend nearly half their food dollars on meals and snacks eaten outside the home. And meals that restaurants serve up tend to contain more calories, fat, saturated fat, and sodium than the ones consumers prepare for themselves at home. Even for those who eat out less often than the average American, the extra calories can add up quickly.

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Eating right — on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget is possibleIt takes planning and willpower to make healthy food choices, regardless of one’s financial situation, but for those on a tight budget, getting healthy food on the table proves even more difficult.

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