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Candy & Health
  • Icon Body Your Body: You can eat candy and not gain weight—if you eat mindfully and in moderation.
  • Icon Heart Your Heart: Chocolate and all candy can fit into a heart-healthy diet.
  • Icon Mind Your Mind: Candy may have positive effects on your how your mind works.
  • Icon Smile Your Smile: Learn how sweets can affect your sense of well-being and your oral health.
  • Boy with Easter basketModeration Guides: See daily and weekly suggestions for chocolate, jelly beans, hard candies, gum, and more.
  • Meal-Planning Tools: See sample menus with nutritious foods and occasional candies.
Did You Know?

Studies have linked consumption of chocolate and cocoa products with markers of heart health.

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Health & Wellness Blog Posts

Sugar: Not So “Simple” Anymore — October 09, 2014

Many of us feel helpless or frustrated with regard to our weight. In fact, Americans are obsessed with reading and talking about weight, probably because that’s easier than changing our lifestyle habits. Unfortunately that means we are looking for the quick fixes. The result? Not very good science telling us that the golden ticket to […]

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Five Fun Tips for Falling into Healthy Habits — October 07, 2014

What says October to you? Changing leaves? Friday night football? Pumpkin-spice anything? Welcoming (or groaning about) the Christmas decorations that have suddenly popped up in all the stores? By now, families with kids Pre-K through 5 are well into their busy fall routines— juggling weeknight meals with homework and sports schedules—then before you know it, […]

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On your mark, get set, go for NCA’s inaugural Monument Run/Walk — September 17, 2014

Tomorrow morning before the sun rises dozens of candy industry professionals will lace up their running shoes and head down to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for NCA’s inaugural Monument Run/Walk. We’ll be led by Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), known not only for her role as a respected legislator around these parts, but also for […]

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NCA staff knows how to Treat Right — September 04, 2014

We spend a lot of time at NCA thinking about, talking about and attempting to live what we firmly believe — that candy is, well, awesome, fun and makes us happy. In a recent post I pointed out that our office candy room was a teachable moment. We have up to 50 kinds of candy at our disposal […]

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