Tell the FDA How to Improve Nutrition Information

Tell the FDA How to Improve Nutrition Information

The FDA is asking YOU for ideas on how to improve product nutrition information on front of package (FOP) and shelves (not the nutrition panel). The goal is to enhance the usefulness to consumers of point-of-purchase nutrition information, such as … Continue reading

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Defining Milk

Defining Milk

There’s a battle brewing between real milk and faux milk, or to be exact over the exact definition of “milk”. A dairy lobby group, the National Milk Producers Federation has petitioned the FDA that the term “milk” be reserved for … Continue reading

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Fighting Childhood Obesity Through Toys

Fighting Childhood Obesity Through Toys

Santa Clara County, in northern California, took a step yesterday towards reducing childhood obesity. The innovative measure – banning toys from being included as giveaways at fast food restaurants whose kiddie meals don’t meet healthy requirements. To quote an LA … Continue reading

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V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

From Fooducate reader Luke: “My question has to do with V8 (the original, or the spicy hot version of the original). Avoid? OK to buy? Please help!” We certainly can understand the confusion. Just take a look at V8′s marketing … Continue reading

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Raisin Bran Deconstructed – Sugar and Fiber Math

Raisin Bran Deconstructed – Sugar and Fiber Math

Raisin Bran is such a popular brand of breakfast cereal that it has become a generic name used by many manufacturers (Post, Kellogg’s, and private labels). It was first introduced almost 90 years ago. Its name implies wholesome goodness – … Continue reading

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Obesity – Should We Blame Smoking Cessation?

Obesity – Should We Blame Smoking Cessation?

In conversations about the worrying obesity epidemic in the US, we’ve heard many theories as to the reasons our waistlines are ballooning. Whenever a marketer from the food industry is asked, a plethora of explanations are provided to show that … Continue reading

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Have You Had Yogurt Salad?

Have You Had Yogurt Salad?

Yogurt is healthy. Raw veggies are too. What happens when you combine them? Yogurt Salad. For those of you who don’t want to add calories and chemicals (i.e. commercial dressings) to your salad, but still need to smother the tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

This is a guest post by Catherine Delett. Birthdays rock. Ask any kid what their favorite day of the year is and chances are, the answer is “My birthday!” And birthdays almost always mean birthday cake. It may seem like … Continue reading

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Doctor Orgs Say No to Pharma Sponsors. Will ADA Say No to Big Food?

Doctor Orgs Say No to Pharma Sponsors. Will ADA Say No to Big Food?

Yesterday, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies adopted a new ethics code that stands to limit the influence of pharmaceutical companies on decisions made by physicians. The council is comprised of 650,000 members from the American College of Physicians, the … Continue reading

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Three Food Things to do on Earth Day

Three Food Things to do on Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. The battered planet we call home gets one day a year of appreciation from the ravaging pillager known as humanity. This year marks Earth Day’s 40th anniversary. While some extremists knock all progress that causes pollution … Continue reading

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