A Food Revolution is Coming

A Food Revolution is Coming

Huntington, West Virginia is the sickest city in the country. The stats show that almost half its inhabitants are obese. Diabetes rates are very high; people are suffering from heart ailments and other assorted maladies. British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, … Continue reading

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And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

Yogurt. – Say who? Harry Belzer. – Who is Harry Belzer, and how did he come to this conclusion? Mr. Belzer is a senior executive at NPD group, a market research group, who’s been following the food industry for decades: … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

We recently wrote about chocolate milk with too much sugar being served in school lunches. We also covered a chocolate drink that’s better left on the shelf. But as parents, we can’t ignore the fact that kids LOVE sweetened milk. … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous posts I have proposed that the FDA regulate front-of-package nutrition labels by better enforcement of existing regulations and by setting minimum standards for labels that rate the … Continue reading

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The American Heart Association’s “Simple Seven” Heart Health Factors

The American Heart Association’s “Simple Seven” Heart Health Factors

The American Heart Association wants you to be healthier. And in a new, online campaign, dubbed My Life Check, the organization is introducing 7 factors that will help you live longer: Stop smoking Get active Lose weight Eat better Manage … Continue reading

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You Dropped Food on the Floor. Do You Eat It? [funny]

You Dropped Food on the Floor. Do You Eat It? [funny]

A bit of comic relief to kick off the weekend (original appears in  SFoodie) Get Fooducated: RSS Subscription or Email Subscription New! Choose a better breakfast with CerealScan™ by Fooducate (It’s Free) Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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USDA Secretary: “I LOVE Chocolate Milk” (Fooducate: But why so much sugar…)

USDA Secretary: “I LOVE Chocolate Milk” (Fooducate: But why so much sugar…)

We just got off the phone with Tom Vilsack! The Fooducate blog was honored to be invited to a first ever blogger conference call with U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack earlier today. The call was in celebration of … Continue reading

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“Health-Claim Jumping” at the Winter Fancy Food Show

“Health-Claim Jumping” at the Winter Fancy Food Show

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. She recently visited the San Francisco Fancy Food Show. For 35 years, the Fancy Food Show has been the trade show of all things … Continue reading

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