Supermarket Food – a Trick or Treat?

Supermarket Food – a Trick or Treat?

Imagine your great great grandmother stepping into a supermarket today. How many products would she recognize? Aside from the produce, meats, some bread and dairy, what would she think of all the packaged foods? What about cardboard boxes, plastic trays … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

  Have you ever wondered what’s inside that tasty TV dinner, instant pudding, or granola bar? How healthy, or not? Theoretically, we can learn a lot about a packaged food item just by reading its nutrition panel. Unfortunately for many … Continue reading

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Surprise: Kids Actually Do Like Their Veggies

Surprise: Kids Actually Do Like Their Veggies

The non profit state agency First 5 California, recently polled California preschoolers and was pleasantly surprised to discover that children are aware fo what’s healthy for them, and actually like to eat fruit and vegetables : “The research found the … Continue reading

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Campbell’s: Healthier Soups and Snacks for Schools

Campbell’s: Healthier Soups and Snacks for Schools

We recently wrote about the soup war raging between Campbell’s and Progresso. Could the following be another battle for consumer mindshare? Campbell Soup Company has reformulated its product line specifically for schools, lowering salt and fat content to meet the … Continue reading

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American Dietetic Association: Eating Habits Improving Slightly

American Dietetic Association: Eating Habits Improving Slightly

The 2008 American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Expo and Conference is over, and we’d like to end our coverage on a high note. From the survey conducted earlier this year, and presented at the conference, there are some … Continue reading

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“Smart Choices” Food Labeling – A Step in the Right Direction

“Smart Choices” Food Labeling – A Step in the Right Direction

The Smart Choices food label program launched this weekend at the American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. In a previous post, we briefly outlined the history of food regulation and labeling. Today we’ll explain the background … Continue reading

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More PR from ADA’s Expo: Beech-Nut “Advancing Nutrition”; Con-Agra Canned Tomatoes

More PR from ADA’s Expo: Beech-Nut “Advancing Nutrition”; Con-Agra Canned Tomatoes

The American Dietetic Association’s Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo is a launchpad for companies’ new nutritional products and findings. Here are two additional announcements. Beech-Nut, the baby-food underdo, has pledged it’s commitment to babies’ nutrition and health by … Continue reading

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USDA Launches MyPyramid for Preschoolers: Teach Your Tots to Eat Right

USDA Launches MyPyramid for Preschoolers: Teach Your Tots to Eat Right

From WebMD: The U.S. Department of Agriculture today launched the “My Pyramid for Preschoolers” Web site today in Chicago at the American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. My Pyramid for Preschoolers is geared to the parent or … Continue reading

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From ADA Expo:  Pistachios & Whole Grain for Heart Health; Double Action Iron Pills

From ADA Expo: Pistachios & Whole Grain for Heart Health; Double Action Iron Pills

A quick roundup of this morning’s news from the American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago this week. Eating Whole Grains Lowers Heart Failure (HF) Risk, According To New Study: In a new study researchers observed … Continue reading

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Researchers – Drink Your Veggies!

Researchers – Drink Your Veggies!

According to the US Dietary Guidelines, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day, but most of us fall short. A new study presented this weekend at the annual ADA convention has found a solution. Drink your veggies: … Continue reading

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