Yogurt Lovers Rejoice and Collect Your $100 Settlement

Yogurt Lovers Rejoice and Collect Your $100 Settlement

Dannon, the yogurt maker, has reached a settlement in a class action suit brought against it for falsely representing the health benefits of its products. The company will pay up to $100 to individual consumers who have been misled by … Continue reading

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What Does a Food Product Expiration Date Really Mean?

What Does a Food Product Expiration Date Really Mean?

It’s Saturday morning, you’re locked in after a blizzard dumped 16 inches of snow at your doorsteps. Your three little ones are demanding their morning cup of hot milk / cocoa. Groggy eyed and still half asleep, you open the … Continue reading

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Soda Tax? We’re Already Paying a 15% Chicken Tax!!

Soda Tax? We’re Already Paying a 15% Chicken Tax!!

Chicken. The healthy alternative to beef. The original white meat. Raise your hand if you don’t have chicken at least once or twice a week, if not daily. And when you buy it unprepared, you’re getting an all natural product. … Continue reading

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Nutrition Experts: Five Reasons to Kill Front-of-Package Food Labels

Nutrition Experts: Five Reasons to Kill Front-of-Package Food Labels

Two of the most respected and independent experts on nutrition have published an editorial article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calling for the ban of front of package nutrition labels and health claims. The paper, entitled … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s Dietary Advice

Bill Clinton’s Dietary Advice

Former President Bill Clinton was released from the hospital a few days ago after undergoing a procedure to bypass a clogged artery. In a statement to reporters at a childhood obesity event of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Clinton … Continue reading

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Today is Pancake Day [Healthy Recipe Included]

Today is Pancake Day [Healthy Recipe Included]

Today is Pancake Day, another made up holiday created to increase our consumption of pancakes. While in and of themselves, pancakes are not necessarily an unhealthy food, it’s the huge servings and added “dressings” that have turned pancakes into unhealthy … Continue reading

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Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

If you have not been following the soda tax controversy lately, here’s a quick update. In the past year,  Capitol Hill and even the President have said that taxing sugary soft drinks may be a good way to reduce consumption … Continue reading

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Leggo My (Listeria-laden) Eggo

Leggo My (Listeria-laden) Eggo

The FDA is not pleased with Kellogg’s waffle manufacturing plant in Georgia. The federal authority sent the company a warning letter. Kellogg’s is reprimanded for the poor sanitary conditions at the factory, and requested to clean up its act. From … Continue reading

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Who Said Cooking is Hard?

Who Said Cooking is Hard?

This is a guest blog post by Chef Rob Endelman. Cooking, despite what Big Food wants us to believe, does not have to be a time-consuming chore.  I’ll argue that waiting in line at the doctor’s office and pharmacy is … Continue reading

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Should Food Companies Sponsor Health Organizations?

Should Food Companies Sponsor Health Organizations?

Earlier this week, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) published an open letter to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) asking the government organization to stop its affiliation with The Coca Cola Company. From CSPI’s … Continue reading

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