Never Eat Fast Food French Fries Again

Never Eat Fast Food French Fries Again

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Yes, you can do it! You can give up your beloved french fries and celebrate their exit from your life. Seriously. Before you start arguing with me about how … Continue reading

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Dieters Rejoice!? Less Food in Every Package

Dieters Rejoice!? Less Food in Every Package

Interesting writeup in the New York Times this week about the shrinking package sizes of processed foods. Turns out that the recession, along with rising costs of commodities, have brought about a sneaky habit by many manufacturers. Instead of raising … Continue reading

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Check Out Abe’s Market – Online Specialty Foods, With a Story

Check Out Abe’s Market – Online Specialty Foods, With a Story

If you’re a foodie, you probably procure at least some of your groceries from non-supermarket sources. Whether the farmers market, a local deli, or even an artisan neighbor, you discover that food lovingly made by the person you are paying … Continue reading

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FDA to Re-examine Risks of Artificial Food Dyes

FDA to Re-examine Risks of Artificial Food Dyes

The FDA is convening an advisory panel later this week for a two day “colorthon” to discuss mounting evidence that artificial food dyes are causing hyperactivity in kids. This is huge folks. What you need to know: The FDA long … Continue reading

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Pitettes – Lil’ Pitas with ZERO Sodium [inside the Label]

Pitettes – Lil’ Pitas with ZERO Sodium [inside the Label]

Fooducate community member Amorette sent us this glowing review of a pita bread she recently discovered. I’m an avid reader of your blog and greatly enjoy the product reviews of new items. I came across this item that I greatly … Continue reading

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4 Year Old’s Teeth Ravaged By Juice and Soda [Gruesome Pic]

4 Year Old’s Teeth Ravaged By Juice and Soda [Gruesome Pic]

———————— Sorry, the picture has been removed at the request of the photographer ———————— We received this picture in an email from a pediatric dentist, after she read our post on the soft drink calorie commercial. Here is the accompanying … Continue reading

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When Will the Fooducate App be Available Outside the US?

When Will the Fooducate App be Available Outside the US?

Since launching the Fooducate iPhone App, we’ve been inundated with requests to make the app available worldwide. Our neighbors to the north in Canada are especially anxious to start using it. But right now, you can only download the app … Continue reading

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Lots of Goodies on version 1.2 of the Fooducate iPhone App

Lots of Goodies on version 1.2 of the Fooducate iPhone App

Product Update. Yesterday afternoon we launched version 1.2 of the Fooducate iPhone app. We’ve made changes both on the iPhone side and on the server side to provide you with a better service. Here are the details. Messaging – We’ve … Continue reading

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Nutrition Impostor – SnackPack Pudding

Nutrition Impostor – SnackPack Pudding

Pudding. Yum. Everyone loves pudding. You can make it at home from scratch. You can buy a powder mix and prepare at home more easily. Or you can buy a ready-made pudding. SnackPack is one example of a ready-made pudding. … Continue reading

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The Beverage Industry is “Clear on Calories” – But Not the Other Crap in Soda

The Beverage Industry is “Clear on Calories” – But Not the Other Crap in Soda

Have you seen the ridiculous commercial sponsored by the beverage industry? The one where Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, and SunnyD pat themselves on the back for having stopped deceptive labeling after 20 years? For years, you’d buy a 20 fl … Continue reading

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