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FDA: Calorie Counts to be on All Menus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply. The regulations will also apply to convenience...

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Stanton Signs Recordsetting $325M Deal

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and conceded he wasn’t certain he should have agreed to the deal. “There was no 100 percent sure answer,” Stanton said. “But the decision is made. Once you make your decision, you go all-in with it.” The slugger hit the jackpot, landing the most lucrative contract for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. Stanton accepted the deal after...

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Halloween Treats don’t have to be Scarily Unhealthy

Not all Halloween treats have to be loaded with sugar, salt and fat. I’ve got some healthier treats for you to give the kids this Halloween. Registered pediatric dietitian Jennifer Willoughby says you have to think out of the box when it comes to nutritional Halloween treats. “You can give out popcorn that you buy pre-packaged in the store. Just get the smaller bags, the 100-calorie packs that are low in butter, low in salt,” explains Jennifer Willoughby, RD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s. To stick with the festive fall spirit, try handing out unsalted pumpkin seeds or packaged dry fruit, it has most of the same nutritional benefits as fresh fruit, just with a much longer shelf life. Also sugar free beverages can be another option. “So, beverages can be a way to go. Flavored water is a really good one. They have a bunch of flavors out there now that are all sugar-free and natural and that way the kids can choose their flavor and even stay hydrated. They might drink more water as opposed to eating the candy while they’re trick or treating,” adds...

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