Four Graphic Examples of Portion Distortion – You’ll be Shocked

Four Graphic Examples of Portion Distortion – You’ll be Shocked

One of the most important pieces of information in a nutrition label is the serving size. Many people look at the calorie count, and are happy to see low numbers. But what they don’t notice is that they are consuming … Continue reading

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Read It Before You Eat It

Read It Before You Eat It

Last May I received an email from Bonnie Taub Dix, a dietitian based in New York, complimenting Fooducate on the information presented in the blog about nutrition labels and how to decode them. She told me she was writing a … Continue reading

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What Do People Look For on Nutrition Labels?

What Do People Look For on Nutrition Labels?

Earlier this month, The NPD Group, a market research firm, released a report on consumer trends in reading Nutrition Labels. Hey, that’s our favorite subject matter, so we were eager to take a look. Top 5 items consumers are most … Continue reading

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Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

We got the following question from Lanette: I do much of our cooking from scratch and am trying to eliminate processed  foods.  I have found several ‘recipes’ for make-your-own-baking-mix but they all call for shortening.  I don’t know which is … Continue reading

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Over 45 yrs old? Try the “Water Before Meal” Diet

Over 45 yrs old? Try the “Water Before Meal” Diet

Here’s yet another potential diet. Drink 2 glasses of water before every meal, and you’ll lose weight. That’s what a 12 week study has shown in middle aged people. They lost more weight than a control group that did not … Continue reading

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Should We be Happy? It’s Not Our Personal Fault We’re Fat

Should We be Happy? It’s Not Our Personal Fault We’re Fat

You know an article is important when you get links to it in multiple emails, tweets and facebook updates. We got numerous links to Saturday’s Fixing a World That Fosters Fat, in the business section of the New York Times. … Continue reading

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Is Chocolate Milk Losing Ground in School Lunches?

Is Chocolate Milk Losing Ground in School Lunches?

Chocolate milk contains way too much sugar. An 8 fl oz serving (the standard carton served in schools) contains 3 teaspoons of added sugar! That sounds more like a treat than a healthy drink. Not something kids should be getting … Continue reading

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Another Health Halo Shattered – Bottled Teas Contain Virtually no Antioxidants

Another Health Halo Shattered – Bottled Teas Contain Virtually no Antioxidants

Tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage, not coffee. Just in the US, the market last year stood at $7 Billion in sales of tea bags and bottles, including iced tea. The industry has quadrupled itself since the early … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Pizza – DiGiorno’s vs. Newman’s Own

Four Cheese Pizza – DiGiorno’s vs. Newman’s Own

Everyone loves pizza. It’s the #1 looked up entry in yellow pages and very popular in google searches as well. While dining at a pizzeria or getting delivered to your home are the most popular consumption modes, people are going … Continue reading

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Nothing Special About Added Fiber in Special K Cereals

Nothing Special About Added Fiber in Special K Cereals

Kellogg’s Special K line of cereals has quietly been upgraded nutritionally. Sort of. The company has added 1 gram of fiber to the Special K’s, excluding the original flavor. One gram doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s 50% more … Continue reading

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