How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

With Thanksgiving just days away, a little reminder that our holidays are a great opportunity to gain weight if we’re not careful. Courtesy of Smoothfitness. Click on the picture to zoom in. The sad part – this does not include … Continue reading

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FDA Bans Killer Caffeine Cocktails

FDA Bans Killer Caffeine Cocktails

The only thing worse than a bunch of drunk college kids is a bunch of dead college kids who overdosed on alcohol. That’s why the FDA finally moved this week to ban alcoholic beverages enhanced with Caffeine and other stimulants. … Continue reading

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Only 8% of Americans Eat Enough Fruits (Veggies – Even Worse)

Only 8% of Americans Eat Enough Fruits (Veggies – Even Worse)

Yesterday we participated in a conference call hosted by Produce for Better Health Foundation, discussing how America has progressed in produce consumption over the past decade. A distinguished panel presented quite a grim picture: America’s  fruit and vegetable consumption remains … Continue reading

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Four Food Tips for Grandparents

Four Food Tips for Grandparents

This is a guest blog post by Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD. We live in age where many children not only know their grandparents but their great grandparents, too. Today we are not a sandwich generation but a club sandwich … Continue reading

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Hold the Cheese

Hold the Cheese

Have you seen the latest commercials for Domino’s Pizza , Legends / Wisconsin edition, with all the added cheese? Turns out the USDA has been helping the dairy industry unload gazillions of pounds of dairy products over the years, including … Continue reading

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Pomi – BPA Free Crushed Tomatoes [Product Test]

Pomi – BPA Free Crushed Tomatoes [Product Test]

Following up on the yesterday’s blog post, we recently took a look at POMI canned tomatoes, that come in a BPA-free package. Penny, a fooducate product tester got a a test pack sent to her home and had only good … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

Last month, Canada banned Bisphenol-A from all food products. But the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that this move may have been premature: “Circulating levels of BPA in the human body were found to be very low, indicating … Continue reading

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What Products are People Scanning Most with Fooducate’s iPhone App

What Products are People Scanning Most with Fooducate’s iPhone App

In the week since we’ve released the fooducate iPhone app, people have been using it to scan tens of thousands of items. We have over 160,000 unique products in our database, and it was interesting to see which would get … Continue reading

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Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

We participated earlier this week in the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo includes a showcase by food companies boasting their healthy products to masses of dietitians and future dietitians. Some products are clearly healthy … Continue reading

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Taco Bell’s Sodium Spin

Taco Bell’s Sodium Spin

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. PR people really know how to spin. Take a look at the video and press release by Taco Bell: “Taco Bell has been quietly … Continue reading

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