Artificial Colors in Food – A Poison Rainbow?

Artificial Colors in Food – A Poison Rainbow?

Those bright and friendly colors that bring joy to your child as she slurps down a drinkable yogurt or mixes Froot Loops with some milk are actually dangerous poisons. Or at least have the potential to wreak various forms of … Continue reading

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Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Several readers responded to yesterday’s post about Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish crackers, suggesting Annie’s Bunnies as a healthier alternative. We decided to take a look. Annie’s products are all sweetened crackers, so we chose to compare the 2 most similar products … Continue reading

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Goldfish Crackers – Good or Bad for my Kids?

Goldfish Crackers – Good or Bad for my Kids?

Pepperidge Farm is considered a high end baked goods company with awesome cookies, crackers, and for kids – Goldfish. Almost all tots will recognize the fish shaped finger food and happily munch away. What started as a single product, baked … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Recalls 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar

Kellogg’s Recalls 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar

Kellogg’s announced on Friday it is recalling millions of boxes of cereal boxes due to “an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.” The recalled products are certain boxes of Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, … Continue reading

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Are You the 1 in 10 that Consumes Sodium Moderately?

Are You the 1 in 10 that Consumes Sodium Moderately?

Shocking or not, 90% of Americans consume sodium in amounts that are above their healthy daily limit. These finding were published earlier this week in the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Salt has become some … Continue reading

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From the Trenches: A Dietitan Talks

From the Trenches: A Dietitan Talks

We recently interviewed Karen Ansel, a New York based dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association about trends in the nutrition field. Today, more nutrition Q&A with Maya Nahra RD, LD, of Phoenix AZ. Maya practices holistic nutrition and … Continue reading

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Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Last week, ConAgra, a huge food conglomerate, recalled 800,000 units of Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Frozen Entrées. The fear – a salmonella infection that has spread to 14 states. Recalls happen every once in a while, and we’ve … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal – Like  Candy from a Dirty Old Man?

McDonald’s Happy Meal – Like Candy from a Dirty Old Man?

“McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children.” These harsh words are part of an ultimatum that CSPI, a consumer advocacy group, has sent to McDonald’s in a bid to stop the habit of pairing kiddie … Continue reading

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No Surprise: Kids Love Cartoon Character Foods

No Surprise: Kids Love Cartoon Character Foods

Here’s a finding that should come as no surprise to parents who take their kids grocery shopping: Researchers found that the branding of American food product packaging with characters such as Dora the Explorer drives preschoolers to choose higher-calorie, less … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Spaghetti-Oh Oh’s [Inside the Label]

Campbell’s Spaghetti-Oh Oh’s [Inside the Label]

Campbell’s is recalling a large number of it’s signature Spaghettio’s canned spaghetti and meatballs products. Turns out somebody in the factory forgot to turn the oven on and the meatballs have been undercooked. If people just heat the product instead … Continue reading

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