Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

In the past few years, sales of vitamin D supplements have soared. More and more people have been tested for vitamin D deficiencies, and many doctors advised their patients to up their intake. But this trend may be coming to … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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40% of Shoppers: Healthy Food Tastes Bad

40% of Shoppers: Healthy Food Tastes Bad

Earlier this month Catalina Marketing released a consumer insight report demonstrating how difficult it is for consumers to shake old habits and to start buying and preparing healthy foods. Some of the interesting stats from the report: 4 out of … Continue reading

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Focus in on Fibers for the Health of Them

Focus in on Fibers for the Health of Them

This is a guest blog post by Hope Warshaw, RD Do you eat enough fibers (yes fibers) each and every day? If you’re not eating those five (or more) servings of fruits and vegetables, making at least half your servings … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Cooking With Kids on Thanksgiving (Bonus: 2 recipes)

Cooking With Kids on Thanksgiving (Bonus: 2 recipes)

This is a guest blog post by Julie Negrin. It was originally published on Civil Eats. Many people consider Thanksgiving a marathon. For my large family who entertains all year long for the Jewish holidays, it’s more of a brief … Continue reading

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In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes

In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes

…or have prediabetes. This, according to a study by health insurer United Health, and as reported by Reuters. Some additional stark figures: By 2020, 50% of Americans will be afflicted by diabetes. The cost to America will be $3.35 TRILLION … Continue reading

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Snack Girl has a problem she wants to share. She loves cookies. Not just sorta kinda loves them – LOVES them. So, when she goes to a local cafe … Continue reading

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The Great Fat Debate

The Great Fat Debate

We recently participated in the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE),  organized by the American Dietetic Association. Ten thousand dietitians swarmed the Boston Convention Center for an endless number of education sessions and “healthy” food tastings. One of … Continue reading

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Hint Flavored Water – A Bridge from Pop to Tap?

Hint Flavored Water – A Bridge from Pop to Tap?

If you can avoid buying drinks at the supermarket – good for you. Tap water is safe, free, and abundant. For those who still need some flavor, you can easily add a wedge of lemon or some mint leaves to your water pitcher.
But, if you want the convenience of a prepared drink, Hint may work out well for you. Continue reading

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