Ben & Jerry’s Getting Honest about “All Natural” Label

Ben & Jerry’s Getting Honest about “All Natural” Label

As fooducate readers probably know by now, we take great care in pointing out marketing claims disguised as health claims. You know, the smart wordy quotes that make you feel you’re gonna live forever, disease free if you just buy … Continue reading

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The Protein Marketing Myth

The Protein Marketing Myth

Quick question – are you getting enough protein in your diet? For most Americans, the answer is YES, more than enough. How then, can you explain the huge business that is protein supplements? All those bars and meal replacements bragging … Continue reading

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FTC Accuses POM of False Advertsing

FTC Accuses POM of False Advertsing

The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it has filed a complaint against POM Wonderful for deceptive advertising. From the FTC: As part of its ongoing efforts to uncover over-hyped health claims in food advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has … Continue reading

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Kix Kids’ Cereal – Optimal Mix of Taste and Nutrition?

Kix Kids’ Cereal – Optimal Mix of Taste and Nutrition?

Kix is a kid’s cereal that’s been around for over 70 years. It recently went through what marketing professionals call a “brand refresh”. See the new package image above. The package promises “Kid Tested, Mother Approved”. So we had two … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? FDA Plans Nutrition Label Upgrades

Coming Soon? FDA Plans Nutrition Label Upgrades

UPDATE: It appears the information source for this piece was badly misquoted, and there is no change currently in planning by the FDA. Bummer. Still, read below and write the FDA to tell them this is what we want!!! (thanks … Continue reading

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Flat Out’s Whole Wheat Flatbread [Inside the Label]

Flat Out’s Whole Wheat Flatbread [Inside the Label]

Paul asked for a breakdown of Flat Out’s Flatbreads. More specifically, their 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat. We’ll gladly oblige. First, a few words about flatbreads. They are not a new invention, and have been used in various cultures for … Continue reading

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Schools, an Important Part of the Nutrition Puzzle

Schools, an Important Part of the Nutrition Puzzle

Children enter the public education system at the tender age of 5 and stay there for 13 years. During that time, they learn to read, write, and hopefully to become contributing members of society.This is not something to be taken … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Do You Want Genetically Modified Salmon on Your Plate?

Do You Want Genetically Modified Salmon on Your Plate?

It appears that the first genetically modified animal fish will soon be approved for human consumption. A federal advisory committee, reporting to the FDA, posed no objections to allowing genetically engineered “super salmon” into our food supply. What exactly it … Continue reading

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More on Jamba Juice Wraps

More on Jamba Juice Wraps

We got a lot of comments here and on facebook following yesterday’s unfavorable review of Jamba Juice’s Greek Goodness Wrap. Vince said: when you consider other fast food options, Jamba‚Äôs items compare well. There are no trans fats, hydrogenated oils … Continue reading

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