Italy’s Newest Food Label – “Mafia-Free”

Italy’s Newest Food Label – “Mafia-Free”

Here’s an interesting story from Italy, posted Thursday on GlobalPost: “From lands freed from the Mafia,” reads the light blue pack of penne rigate pasta on display among dozens of other products in a dedicated shop in Via dei Prefetti … Continue reading

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SF Calls Out Kellogg’s on Bogus Health Claims for Cocoa Krispies

SF Calls Out Kellogg’s on Bogus Health Claims for Cocoa Krispies

[Update November 4: In a press release earlier today, Kellogg's announced it would remove the immunity label from its packaging.] Earlier this week, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to Kellogg’s CEO expressing concerns over the very … Continue reading

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General Mills Responds to Sugary-Cereal-for-Kids Report

General Mills Responds to Sugary-Cereal-for-Kids Report

Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity presented a report on breakfast cereal this weekend  in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. The findings were not surprising and can be summed up … Continue reading

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Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce – Nutritious? [Inside the Label]

Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce – Nutritious? [Inside the Label]

Sloppy Joes are an iconic American family meal dating back to the 1930′s. They are comprised of ground beef, tomato sauce, onions, and seasoning, all inside a hamburger bun. In this era of minimum preparation at the kitchen, most consumers … Continue reading

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10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Last week, the FDA  hinted it would be seriously looking at regulating Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling systems. As a result, Smart Choices called it quits, and other programs are “on alert”. The FDA’s involvement can be of great … Continue reading

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Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

USA Today has two stories out about a recent research project by Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The findings were presented in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Dried Blueberies – A Healthy Snack [Inside the Label]

Dried Blueberies – A Healthy Snack [Inside the Label]

You’re off to a meeting, flying to a conference, or simply got a hectic day to get through. You need an energy boost and don’t want a candy bar full of crazy ingredients. What do you do? One healthy option … Continue reading

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Breaking Story – Smart Choices Calls it Quits!

Breaking Story – Smart Choices Calls it Quits!

Update [Wednesday morning 10/27]: General Mills has thrown in the towel as well. Just last week, at the annual ADA conference, Susan Crocket, PhD, RD the company’s Senior VP of Health and Nutrition defended the program’s integrity with deep fervor. … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy at the Airport: Mission Impossible?

Eating Healthy at the Airport: Mission Impossible?

With a fair share of travel in the past week to the annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Denver, we had an opportunity to examine airport fare. Unfortunately, most of the offerings are not much better than an average food … Continue reading

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“100 Calories Less” Campaign by Con-Agra

“100 Calories Less” Campaign by Con-Agra

Con-Agra, the food industry powerhouse with brands such as Chef Boyardee, Hunt’s, Hebrew National, Marie Callender’s, and Healthy Choice, announced this week a new public awareness campaign urging Americans to consume 100 calories less in a day. Using “proprietary research”, … Continue reading

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