5 Foolproof Tips for Deciphering Food Labels

5 Foolproof Tips for Deciphering Food Labels

From Connecticut’s WTNH.com, an interview with Dr. David Katz, a leading nutrition expert, provide 5 great tips. Read the interview summary here, or watch the video What to do at the supermarket: 1. Never Trust the Front of the Package. … Continue reading

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Granola Buying Tips

Granola Buying Tips

Calorielab informs us that granola, an often revered health food, may sometimes contain not-so-healthy ingredients: Often considered the quintessential health food, granola has had quite a following for decades. While this crunchy morning treat can be healthful, dieters should be … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – The Avocado

Superfood Sunday – The Avocado

The annual Avocadofest will be celebrated next weekend in southern California, where over 90% of the avocado consumed in the US is grown. This is a good opportunity for a quick refresher on the virtues of this fruit that originated … Continue reading

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Low-Glycemic Foods – Another Label on Food Items

Low-Glycemic Foods – Another Label on Food Items

The LA Times runs an excellent article about low glycemic foods and diets: Add one more label to the list consumers are increasingly being asked to parse: This one declares food items as “low glycemic,” and refers to a food’s … Continue reading

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Recall – White Rabbit Candy

Recall – White Rabbit Candy

From the FDA: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 26, 2008 — QFCO, Inc. of Burlingame, California is recalling White Rabbit Candy because it may be contaminated with Melamine. Product was distributed to the states of CA, GA, HI, IL, MN, … Continue reading

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Food Label Tricks

Food Label Tricks

From Small Bite Blog and YouTube Channel. Andy Bellatti discusses 4 sneaky ways food manufacturers try to convince us that their product is healthier than it really is. (6.5 minutes) What you need to know: 1. There’s No such thing … Continue reading

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More Health Claims on Food Packages

More Health Claims on Food Packages

From Food Navigator:   The health and wellness trend in food is expected to endure tough economic times but there is a danger that food manufacturers could over medicalize their products, according to a research specialist. Consumers are being more … Continue reading

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Product Recalls

Product Recalls

From the FDA: Mom’s Food Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Eggs in Sandwiches and Potato Salad   Fineland Corp Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Ying Feng Foodstuffs Brand Pumpkin Seeds Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Splendid Splenda contributes to Obesity

Splendid Splenda contributes to Obesity

That is the finding of a recent Duke University Study, says the New York Times: The latest salvo comes from Duke University researchers, who have published a study that says Splenda — the grainy white crystals in the little yellow … Continue reading

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BPA in Packaging – Change Needed

BPA in Packaging – Change Needed

From Food Navigator: Proponents of BPA, the resin found in the linings of canned food and baby bottles, maintain its safety. The plastic and food packaging industries argue that the compound is cost effective and durable and that there are … Continue reading

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