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July 22nd, 2009, 09:39 AM
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In kids foods as well as many medicines and drinks even if they are not deemed sugar free or low fat. Do you allow to let your kids have them? Drink diet sodas? etc? I'm doing a speech on artificial sweeteners and how MG per food or drink product should be disclosed and the negative effects of the sweeteners. One strong point is that artificial sweeteners should be very limited during pregnancy so why is it right to have them in certain kids products if they are so young.

Thank you for all of your input ladies!
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July 24th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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No I will not allow Breana to drink diet soda or juice.

I think splenda is fine in things but nothing else.
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August 10th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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I down so much Splenda but I am terrified of Sweet N Low ... I think Splenda is ok in small amounts for children but I can see the concern with anything like that
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August 12th, 2009, 07:47 AM
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I don't give her diet soda or anything like that, no. She does have Splenda on occasion because my grandmother is diabetic so when we visit, all of her food is made with Splenda instead of sugar.
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August 12th, 2009, 11:25 AM
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I wouldn't give my child diet sodas. I've heard bad things about sweeteners containing aspartame. There are sugars that are made from sugar, but without the calories. I think Splenda is one of them.

A guy on the Food Network named Alton Brown gets down to the science of food. He said to get a calorie free sweetener, there is a compound in sugar companies take out. That compound gives off the calories. Without it, it is still sugar but calorie free.
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September 18th, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Thanks for all of you answers ladies! I actually had a 15 minute presentation on the subject and it got a lot of shocked faces especially to the fact that most people I know who are diabetic have sweet n' low when in reality it is 90% sugar filler. Surprising. I found out so much and now I stay away from the stuff as much as possible! I have a feeling I'm gonna be one of those strict eating healthy things with very limited junk food when I become a mother.
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November 7th, 2009, 11:22 PM
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Calum is still pretty young, but I hate diet sodas.
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