SOURCE: Corn Refiners Association

September 15, 2008 11:55 ET

Moms Express Nutrition Concerns -- Yet Real Culprits Often Overlooked

Survey Reveals Moms' Current Concerns May Distract Them From the Truly Important Health and Nutrition Issues Facing Their Children

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - A recent national survey revealed that moms are more concerned with individual ingredients rather than their children's overall caloric intake. Since total calories typically determine weight gain and even obesity, parents must understand the basic nutritional facts to keep their kids healthy.

In this video, Dr. James M. Rippe, cardiologist and biomedical sciences professor at the University of Central Florida discusses the topic in more depth, including the role that sweeteners play in our diet.

"Many accusations today rely on speculation that tries to link single ingredients, including sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup, to obesity," said Dr. James M. Rippe, cardiologist and biomedical sciences professor at the University of Central Florida. "Americans are eating more of everything -- it's the excess calories and sedentary lifestyle that are having the greatest impact."

More science-based information on sweeteners is available at the Corn Refiners Association's website, www.SweetSurprise.com.

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