Some things warrant serious consideration, but others could be dismissed in a second if she just had the facts. It’s time mom knew the facts. From the ever-changing food pyramid to the sticky situation of sugars and sweeteners- there is a lot of competing information out there. How many servings of fruits and vegetables do they really need a day? And they’re crazy for sweets, but how many to limit them to? One of the sticky issues parents come back to involves their concerns with sugars and sweeteners. There are many myths and inaccuracies floating around about sweeteners, ranging from the caloric content of sweeteners to their possible role in the obesity epidemic in the United States. Given concerns about portion sizes, the food pyramid, and sugars and sweeteners in our children’s diets, Dr. Rippe can help ease some of mom’s concerns and offer her advice on how to pack the perfect lunch box. Station Note: The funding sponsor of this segment is the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) http://www.SWEETSURPRISE.com WWW.SWEETSURPRISE.COM About Dr. Rippe: Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with post graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Rippe is regarded as one of the leading authorities on preventive cardiology, health and fitness and healthy weight loss in the United States. Dr. Rippe’s work has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS “BodyWatch,” CBS Morning and Evening news and CNN and in a variety of print media including the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal and many monthly publications. He comments regularly on health and fitness for USA Today, American Health and Prevention. He served for three years as Medical Editor for the Television Food Network (TVFN).?