Do ‘Cheat Meals’ Help or Hurt Your Diet?

When you’re dieting, will the occasional burger and fries, or piece of chocolate cake, give you a reprieve — or undo all your hard work? Our dietitians explain the advantages and disadvantages of ‘cheat meals.’

Sugar: How Bad Are Sweets for Your Kids?

Is sugar really that bad for your kids? What’s wrong with using M&Ms for potty training, or with keeping kids occupied with candy while you shop? Two pediatricians share their sugar guidelines.

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Recipe: Middle Eastern Salad With a Healthy Twist

Enjoy this delicious Middle Eastern salad with olive oil and garlic dressing, topped with crispy pita chips. Or save on calories and fat, and up your protein intake by replacing the dressing with cottage cheese or garbanzo beans.

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