Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

The year is ending, and we thought it would be interesting to see what our community has read the most in 2010. Here are our most popular posts from 10 up on to 1: 1862 – 2010: A Brief History … Continue reading

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Coming in 2012: Nutrition Labels on Cuts of Meat

Coming in 2012: Nutrition Labels on Cuts of Meat

Good news from the USDA. Meat and poultry, which to date have not been marked with nutrition information, will begin including them in 2012: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it will … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

As the new year approaches, and with it a multitude of resolutions for a healthier behavior, we will be seeing many new announcements about nutrition, foods and exercise contraptions. Getting a head start is Frito-Lay, the savory snack stalwart owned … Continue reading

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Is White Whole Wheat Flour an Oxymoron?

Is White Whole Wheat Flour an Oxymoron?

IF you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know we advocate eating whole grain breads. In our five part bread minisereies back in November, we tried to cover the seemingly simple task of choosing bread at the supermarket. … Continue reading

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Boxed Milk, Safe as Refrigerated?

Boxed Milk, Safe as Refrigerated?

Longtime reader Justine wanted to know about Horizon Boxed Milk: I buy these for my daughter (just the regular 2% milk) and have always wondered why they don’t need/are never refrigerated. Is there some weird ingredient they are sneaking in … Continue reading

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How to Advertise to Kids While Pretending Not to [Hilarious Video]

How to Advertise to Kids While Pretending Not to [Hilarious Video]

OK, the above is a bit extreme, but how about commercials for junk food while your child is watching American Idol with you? There is no shortage of means for junk brands to get to your kids if they really … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays from all of us here at Fooducate! What tasty dishes are you preparing for the holiday? Are there any cool kitchen and cooking gadgets Santa will be bringing you? Please let us know! Get Fooducated: iPhone App RSS … Continue reading

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What is “Natural” Food?

What is “Natural” Food?

One in four new products launched in 2010 had a label claiming it was “Natural”. But did you know that there is no regulatory definition for “Natural” foods? While there are strict standards for Organic labeling, it’s pretty much a … Continue reading

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Why Does Michelle Obama Think Honey Nut Cheerios is a Healthy Breakfast?

Why Does Michelle Obama Think Honey Nut Cheerios is a Healthy Breakfast?

Last week,  First Lady Michelle Obama held a holiday reception with children, parents and staff at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Chit-chating with the kids, the subject of healthy breakfast came up. From the transcript: CHILD:  What’s … Continue reading

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Last Post on Yogurt for 2010 [Funny Video]

Last Post on Yogurt for 2010 [Funny Video]

We’ve written a lot about yogurt recently. We love yogurt. It’s really good for you. But sometimes it seems that industry is hammering on this one nail way too many times. And too hard. Many brands are adding to yogurt … Continue reading

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