9Health Fair Brings Communities Together

Barely through recovery mode after the torrential September 2013 rains, a group of dedicated Volunteers in Lyons began organizing a 9Health Fair that would serve almost 400 people.  In the fall, roads to get to Lyons barely resembled their former selves.  Residents were without primary amenities such as water, electricity, and sewage.  Some people were […]

Sugar Surprise

·         Short ingredient list: the shorter the list, the less processed the food is.
·         Fiber content:  A good source of fiber will provide 2.5-5.0 grams of fiber per serving.
·         Very little added sugar:  Cereals with no more than 1-1.5 teaspoons (4-6 grams) of sugar per serving are best.  Watch out for hidden sugar in the ingredient list including honey, molasses, fruit juice concentrate, brown sugar, corn sweetener, sucrose, lactose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, and malt syrup.
Too much added sugar is a large contributor to child and adult obesity and diabetes.  9Health Fair monitors trends in these areas closely and provides adult participants with helpful screenings such as glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides.  Starting up again this fall, 9Health Fair will offer these screenings at various Denver area locations.  Bring your family and learn and own your health together.

The next time you are in the cereal aisle, don’t despair.  EWG reports Cheerios, Sesame Street’s C is for Cereal, regular and gluten free Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, and Crispix all containing 1 teaspoon or less of added sugar.  Enjoy breakfast cereal with a little less guilt!

Breakfast is still an important start to anyone’s day.  But can you guess what breakfast food might not be as healthy as you think?  If you guessed breakfast cereal you are correct (and more informed than the average parent.) Shockingly, it’s the fifth highest source of added sugar in children’s diets. Heading off to school […]