A New Year’s Resolution for the Food Industry – Honest Nutrition Labeling

A New Year’s Resolution for the Food Industry – Honest Nutrition Labeling

Just as the year is ending, the tireless consumer advocacy group CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) has sent a 158 page report to the FDA, entitled Food Labeling Chaos – the case for reform [download PDF]. In … Continue reading

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The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet…Is it April Fools Day Already?

The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet…Is it April Fools Day Already?

This has got to be either a joke or a bad dream. Taco Bell is running a campaign called the Drive Thru Diet with a pretty gal named Christine who claims to have lost 54 pounds of weight by eating … Continue reading

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Five Food and Nutrition Trends for the Next Decade

Five Food and Nutrition Trends for the Next Decade

While everyone is focusing on food trends for 2010 (see here and here), we took a riskier guess into trends for the next decade. We could be totally wrong, come back in December 2019 and let us know. * More … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Nestlé “Juicy Juice” Slammed By FDA for Misleading Consumers [Inside the Label]

Nestlé “Juicy Juice” Slammed By FDA for Misleading Consumers [Inside the Label]

Earlier this Month, the FDA sent a Warning Letter to Nestle USA regarding three Juicy Juice products: Juicy Juice Brain Development Fruit Juice Beverage (Apple), Juicy Juice All-Natural 100% Juice Orange Tangerine, and Juicy Juice All-Natural 100% Juice Grape. Here’s … Continue reading

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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Wins Dream Prize

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Wins Dream Prize

“Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef and standard-bearer in the fight against obesity and other diet related issues, has been announced as the recipient of the 2010 TED Prize, an award granting recipients $100,000 and something much bigger – an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus, one of the most popular children’s icons, is not an appropriate role model for kids these days, a comical holiday report from the British Medical Journal says. A review of literature found that: Santa made a reckless role … Continue reading

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Sara Lee to (s l o  w   l    y) Reduce Sodium in Product Lines

Sara Lee to (s l o w l y) Reduce Sodium in Product Lines

Sara Lee Corporation announced late last week that it plans a sodium reduction in many of its products over the course of the next five years. The reduction is in “key categories” of fresh bread, hot dogs, lunchmeat, breakfast foods … Continue reading

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Tap vs. Bottled Water – Toxic Update

Tap vs. Bottled Water – Toxic Update

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we preach to ditch soft drinks in favor of plain old water. But not the expensive bottled water. From the faucet – tap water. Water is healthy because it has no extra … Continue reading

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Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Have you noticed the slough of  “quick glance” nutrition information we’ve been bombarded with this year? Whether it’s the calorie count on menu items at fast food chains, or on products or shelves at the supermarket, many new nutrition graphics, … Continue reading

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