Fat-Free Fig Bars – A Healthy Snack Choice?

Fat-Free Fig Bars – A Healthy Snack Choice?

Mark G., a fooducate blog reader, writes: I would love your opinion on Barbara’s Bakery Fat Free Whole Wheat Fig Bars. I love these cookies (as does my 4 year old) and they seem to be a relatively healthy dessert … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Pomegranate Juice Wars

Ridiculous Pomegranate Juice Wars

POM, the beverage company that turned an old pomegranate orchard into a money machine with POM Wonderful juices, is taking the Coca Cola Company, parent of Minute Maid, to court. The reason: false advertising. According to POM, Minute Maid’s pomegranate … Continue reading

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Planter’s Trail Mix – A Good Snack?

Planter’s Trail Mix – A Good Snack?

Jodie, who follows Fooducate on Facebook, asked – “can you let me know any information on Planters new Trail Mix? it’s delicious.. wondering if it’s too good to be good for me?” Excellent question Jodie. Trail mix is a great … Continue reading

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The Problem with Chocolate Milk

The Problem with Chocolate Milk

Do your kids drink chocolate milk? What would happen if one day you’d take away the chocolate, and leave them with just the milk? Would they continue drinking the plain milk, or would you need to switch to other sources … Continue reading

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Will Kraft Deliver on its Whole Wheat Promise?

Will Kraft Deliver on its Whole Wheat Promise?

Kraft announced yesterday that it will increase the amount of whole grains in over 100 Nabisco products during the next 3 years. The products include: Wheat Thins, Honey Maid, Premium and Ritz crackers. This change “will contribute more than 9 … Continue reading

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Judge: Lawsuit against Deceptive Vitamin Water IS Justified

Judge: Lawsuit against Deceptive Vitamin Water IS Justified

Late last week a federal judge ruled in favor of consumers when he allowed a lawsuit against Vitamin Water to proceed. The lawsuit was filed in early 2009 by the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). … Continue reading

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Mom Beats the System – Kid is Happy & Eats Healthy

Mom Beats the System – Kid is Happy & Eats Healthy

This is a guest blog post by Jessica Harju, a mom of a 2 yr old who works full time yet finds the time to make as many foods from scratch as possible… pizza, yogurt, bread/rolls, baked goods, waffles, pasta, … Continue reading

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Awesome Graphic – Our Annual Food Consumption by Category

Awesome Graphic – Our Annual Food Consumption by Category

You’ve got to check this out. The numbers will frighten you. On average, over the course of a year, each of us  consumes: 53 gallons of soda (per person, factoring in babies  and health freaks who read fooducate) 141 lbs … Continue reading

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Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

You’ve probably heard that celery has a negative calorie count. How could that be? The energy your body burns in breaking down the fibrous strands in the celery is more energy than the vegetable actually provides. We’re talking single digits … Continue reading

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What do Silly Putty and Chicken McNuggets Have in Common?

What do Silly Putty and Chicken McNuggets Have in Common?

How could we have missed this one from CNN Health? Q: What’s the difference between McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets in the US vs. the UK? A: Silly Putty! It appears that for some reason, McDonald’s USA is employing certain ingredients that … Continue reading

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