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Is Aspartame Safe to Consume?

Aspartame is in soda, cookies, and other foods typically containing sugar. Is it safe?


Top Posts of 2013

From washing fruits and veggies in vinegar to BVO in soda, and onions curing flu to Dr. Oz’s take on fast food – you read it most!


Understanding Nutrition Labels

VIDEO: Food labels can be confusing – what should you be looking for? Registered Dietitian Carolyn O’Neil explains.


SLIM Holiday Strategies

Four tips to healthier eating.


Are Canned Fruits and Veggies Healthy?

Don't miss out on your favorite fruits and veggies this winter.


Should You Worry About Acrylamide?

It’s a naturally occurring chemical – but is it dangerous?


Waistline Survival Tips and Tricks

Simple tips to ward off January weight gain.

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What is the best way to eat holiday cookies?

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In The News

Time is running out to save Florida's oranges

What you'll eat next: Tasty food trends for 2014

As food labels get closer look, ingredients vanish

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Selina Wang, PhD

Cecilia Chi-Ham, PhD

Dr. Selina Wang is the Research Director at the Olive Center at the University of California, Davis.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I never liked school, but I was in school until I was 28. I think I am done now.

What three words best describe you?
Energetic, compassionate, sensitive.

How do you spend your free time?
Cooking, baking, running, walking and spending time with friends and family.

What are you most passionate about?
I feel like I should say "world peace." Truthfully, I am passionate about being compassionate to others.

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How do you know if a product contains gluten?

Antibiotics in meat?

More hormones in whole milk?

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