Goodbye Two Thousand and Ate. Hello Two Thousand and Dine

Goodbye Two Thousand and Ate. Hello Two Thousand and Dine

2008 is almost over. 2009 is upon us. An ending. A new beginning. A chance to reflect on what we did and what we learned. A moment to plan ahead and set goals. How are you planning to improve your … Continue reading

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Sustainability Label on Packaged Foods in 2009?

Sustainability Label on Packaged Foods in 2009?

Image via Wikipedia Sustainability has been a big buzzword in the last few years. The organic food movement has been preaching sustainable farming practices for over 50 years. And with local food growing in popularity over the past several years, … Continue reading

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Reading Food Labels – Helpful Advice

Reading Food Labels – Helpful Advice

Image by elmine via Flickr Julie Deardorf writes for the Chicago Tribune Health Blog. In today’s post she provides great advice on how to quickly read a food label and decide go/no go for a specific food item: Try the … Continue reading

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Twenty Health Foods for Less than $1

Twenty Health Foods for Less than $1

Image via Wikipedia The DivineCaroline site has a delicious list of cheap healthy foods, proving you don’t need to be rich to eat nutritiously.  From the divine: Food prices are climbing, and some might be looking to fast foods and … Continue reading

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Suprise!? – 97% of Fast Food Kids’ Meals Don’t Meet Federal Dietary Guidelines

Suprise!? – 97% of Fast Food Kids’ Meals Don’t Meet Federal Dietary Guidelines

A study recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) called “Nutrient Quality of Fast Food Kids Meals,” should serve as a warning light to parents. Medical News Today provides the details. – The study took place in … Continue reading

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Superfood(?) Sunday – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Superfood(?) Sunday – Red Hot Chili Peppers

A global trend for the past few decades is the increased use of chilis and hot peppers in western diets. Capsaicin is the active ingredient which causes us to sweat and tear, but then reach a “high” as the result … Continue reading

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Be Informed about your Food in 2009

Be Informed about your Food in 2009

Do you want to make better choices in 2009? Here are five helpful pieces of advice from writer and chef Eric Burkett, for The Examiner: 1. If it claims it will change your life, it won’t. There are no miracle … Continue reading

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Some Humor – Ridiculous Serving Sizes

Some Humor – Ridiculous Serving Sizes

Comedian Brian Regan talks about the serving size of Fig Newtons and Ice Cream: What you need to know: If the calorie count seems too low, or there is too little fat, sodium, and/or sugar to be this tasty, chances … Continue reading

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Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Image via Wikipedia When grocery shopping, have you noticed some foods claiming to be fortified with vitamins and minerals, and others claiming to be enriched? Is there a difference between the two? Turns out, that while both mean nutrients have … Continue reading

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FDA yo-yo on BPA Risks

FDA yo-yo on BPA Risks

Image by Getty Images via Daylife From the New York Times: WEEKS after its own advisory board accused the Food and Drug Administration of failing to adequately consider research about the dangers of bisphenol-A, found in many plastic baby bottles, … Continue reading

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