Artificial sweeteners like Splenda and aspartame have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and pronounced safe to consume by groups such as the International Food Information Council. Yet some dietitians at food retailers remain unconvinced that the ersatz sweeteners in such products as sugar-free candy are all that great, especially for children. When it comes to confections, Barbara Ruhs, corporate registered dietician for Bashas', Chandler, Ariz., has no problem with ...

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