NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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Popcorn – The Good, The Bad, and The VERY BAD

Popcorn – The Good, The Bad, and The VERY BAD

Popcorn, the quintessential snack of the movies, is a long standing tradition. The Good: it’s a healthy, low calories snack – very filling due to its fiber content, and less than 100 calories per 3 cups of air popped popcorn. … Continue reading

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Did King Tut Eat Junk Food? Mummies Show Clogged Arteries

Did King Tut Eat Junk Food? Mummies Show Clogged Arteries

Here’s an interesting story. Cardiologists from the US decided to check 3500 year old mummies for heart disease. They headed off to Cairo, Egypt and what they found was quite surprising. Although no fast food or trans-fat were peddled in … Continue reading

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Children’s Food Allergies Rising Quickly

Children’s Food Allergies Rising Quickly

The Journal of Pediatrics published a report on Monday showing an increase of 18% in food allergies in a 10 year period starting in 1997. This brings the total percentage of kids with allergies to 3.9% or 1 in 25 … Continue reading

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Cheerios vs. the FDA. Round 5

Cheerios vs. the FDA. Round 5

The FDA has been more assertive this year with regards to health claims on food products. Here’s an example – the heavyweight bout with cereal giant General Mills: Round 1: In May, the FDA asked General Mills to explain why … Continue reading

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Do Children Need Kids Food?

Do Children Need Kids Food?

The only special treatment my young children get when we walk into a restaurant are the crayons and kiddie menu to doodle on. Why in the world would we punish them with chicken nuggets, hot dog, a reheated pizza, or … Continue reading

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Caffeine and Alcohol – NOT a Good Mix

Caffeine and Alcohol – NOT a Good Mix

On Friday, the newly reinvigorated FDA sent a letter to 30 beverage manufacturers, giving them one month to show that caffeine in alcoholic beverages is indeed safe for consumption. “Today the FDA has listed caffeine only as an ingredient for … Continue reading

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Good News? UK Recommended Calorie Intake to Increase…

Good News? UK Recommended Calorie Intake to Increase…

Have they gone mad in Great Britain? SACN, the UK’s Scientific Advisory Council on Nutrition, has just released a draft proposal [download] which claims that the dietary guidelines for daily caloric intake should be revised UPWARDS by up to 16%. … Continue reading

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Orange Juice is Just as Bad as Cola. Really?

Orange Juice is Just as Bad as Cola. Really?

Orange juice is no better for you than soda pop. So say a growing number of health professionals, who are trying to undo more than half a century of consumer mindshare captured by the citrus industry. A fascinating article in … Continue reading

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New: Calorie Labels on Snack Vending Machines

New: Calorie Labels on Snack Vending Machines

Over the weekend Congress (barely) passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, or H.R. 3962. And while much media attention went to the abortion clauses that were put in / taken out, there were also several food and nutrition … Continue reading

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