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  • New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

    January 7, 2016 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - New dietary guidelines released by the government say that some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought. And eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the sugary drinks. The guidelines released Thursday back off the strictest sodium... more »
  • Added sugar: Proposed food label would say how much to eat

    July 24, 2015 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out. The government is proposing that food labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of added sugars - the "percent daily value." The Food and Drug Administration proposed an... more »
  • Nestle nixes artificial colors, cuts sugar in Nesquik powder

    April 13, 2015 11:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Nestle says it's cutting some of the sugar from its Nesquik chocolate and strawberry powders and is taking artificial coloring out of the strawberry powder. Nestle says strawberry Nesquik powder will get its pink coloring from beet juice powder instead of artificial colors. And Nestle says it's... more »
  • Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

    March 26, 2015 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday. An annual report by the industry tracker Beverage Digest found that overall soda volume slipped 0.9 percent last year, moderating from... more »
  • Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar

    February 2, 2015 2:03 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A new study says many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar. That's a concern because it could potentially give kids an early preference for foods that may contribute to obesity and high blood pressure. Researchers at the federal Centers for... more »
  • Sugarcane crop rebounds from icy winter Play Video

    November 6, 2014 4:21 PM

    ROSEDALE - Halfway through harvesting, sugarcane experts say Louisiana's on track for a record sugar recovery. This year started off difficult with cold weather. Ideally sugarcane farmers want a warm winter, rainy summer and a dry fall. However, an icy winter hurt sugarcane already planted in the ground, but... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Sugar and Spirits Play Video

    October 31, 2014 7:33 AM

    THIBODAUX - South Louisiana is in the middle of its sugar cane harvest. So far, the weather has been ideal for cutting cane and getting it to the refinery. In this Weekends with Whitney preview, News Two's Whitney Vann explains how some of that sugar is becoming a new... more »
  • Blame it on the sugar Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local dietitian blames sugary drinks for the major spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. One in three children are obese or overweight in the United States. This rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Dietitians Angelina Stratton... more »
  • ITC: looks like Mexican sugar hurting US sugar

    May 9, 2014 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. International Trade Commission says there's a reasonable indication that U.S. sugar producers and refiners are being hurt by imported sugar from Mexico. A news release on its website says commissioners voted 5-0 on Friday to investigate allegations that Mexico has been dumping heavily subsidized sugar... more »
  • Cookies By Design celebrates a sweet Mardi Gras Play Video

    March 3, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cookies by Design is offering an alternative to the traditional Mardi Gras sweet, the King Cake. The group hand-designs sugar cookies or cookie cakes for different occasions. On Monday they demonstrated some of the ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with a cookie on WBRZ News... more »
  • Sugar Bowl parade to march through French Quarter

    December 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say traffic in the French Quarter will be disrupted for a time Tuesday morning by a parade honoring the Sugar Bowl. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's bar at St. Peter and Royal streets, head down Royal to Bienville Street, turn left on... more »
  • Drink this: two new rums made with La. sugar hit shelves

    July 5, 2013 10:30 PM

    LACASSINE - Two new rums with local pedigrees have hit store shelves. Louisiana Spirits this week launched its offerings - Silver Bayou Rum and Spiced Bayou Rum. Both rums are bottled at 80 proof. Company President Trey Litel said the Silver uses a combination of molasses and raw, unprocessed sugar,... more »
  • Efforts to end sugar program fail in Congress

    May 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Louisiana's $3.5 billion sugarcane and sugar mill industries could breathe a sigh of relief after an effort to effectively end the federal sugar program was defeated on the Senate floor. The nearly $1 trillion Senate farm bill being debated this week keeps the federal sugar program intact... more »
  • Archaeology dig near casino to get public showing Play Video

    April 29, 2013 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An archaeological dig just yards away from L'Auberge Casino is unearthing a 19th century "sugar house" on the historic Chatsworth Plantation. The project, commissioned by Pinnacle Entertainment and foster by the LSU Rural Life Museum, has already found thousands of artifacts at the site, which was abandoned... more »
  • LSU to investigate a pretty 'sweet' alternative fuel Play Video

    March 8, 2013 10:17 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Thanks to the Audubon Sugar Institute, one day you could be filling up your with gas made from sugar. "This is a green fuel, this is something that's renewable, this is something that we can grow very readily in the southeastern part of the United States,... more »
  • Historic dig in progress near casino Play Video

    March 8, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Just outside of L'Auberge Casino sits a historic discovery covered by vegetation and sediments for decades. The Chatsworth Plantation's Sugar House is being excavated by LSU anthropologist and archaeologist as part of research commissioned by the casino. Nearby, a historic study is also underway for Longwood... more »
  • DOTD: Survey to help plan future of La. 1 Play Video

    February 25, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders hope to gather input from the community that will help plan future road improvements on La. 1 between West Baton Rouge Parish and Plaquemine. The survey is part of a study that should wrap by summer. Click here to give your input. ... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 Play Video

    February 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 - A box of chocolates is a popular Valentine's Day gift, and it may also be good for the heart. Cocoa flavanols are known to support cellular and metabolic activities in the body. It... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 6, 2013 Play Video

    February 6, 2013 6:18 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 6, 2013 - Baby boomers are living longer, but not better because they're not as healthy as their parents were. Those born between 1945 and 1964 are more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure and... more »
  • Texas to execute woman for neighbor's stabbing

    January 29, 2013 10:43 AM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The execution of a Texas woman convicted of murdering her 71-year-old neighbor will mark the first time in three years that a woman has been put to death in the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening for the 1997 fatal stabbing of... more »
  • Gators take on Cardinals

    January 2, 2013 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lone college football game of the day is the Sugar Bowl pitting fourth-ranked Florida against No. 22 Louisville. The 11-1 Gators are making their 40th bowl appearance after a regular-season loss to Georgia cost them a shot at a national championship. They are seeking their school-record... more »
  • Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

    January 1, 2013 3:51 PM

    UNDATED - Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. Fructose is a sugar that saturates the American diet. Researchers have found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't resister the feeling of being... more »

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