USDA: Changing the Food Pyramid into a “Food Plate”

USDA: Changing the Food Pyramid into a “Food Plate”

On Thursday, the USDA is set to unveil a new and simple graphic to help people choose what food to eat. The useless food pyramid, which has been confusing consumers for over 25 years, will be replaced by something more … Continue reading

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Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS. Here’s a product I recently tweeted about – the latest Dunkin’ Donuts beverage — the Mountain Dew Coolatta. A small (16 oz.) one contains almost 13 teaspoons of added sugar, … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the “Low-Glycemic” Label?

What’s Behind the “Low-Glycemic” Label?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Ayala Laufer-Cahana M.D. Have you ever noticed the low glycemic Index (GI) term on food packaging and wondered what it means? The GI also makes frequent appearances in many popular commercial diets … Continue reading

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8 Grocery Tips Ahead of the Long Weekend

8 Grocery Tips Ahead of the Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of grilling season for America. For good or for bad, our appreciation for fallen heroes is intertwined with families and friends getting together to celebrate the season’s first bar-b-que. So when you raise your … Continue reading

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Viva Italia!

Viva Italia!

Hi folks, a personal note today. My wife and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary and are off to an extended weekend in Milan, Italy. Aside from having a few days sans kiddos, this will be an interesting opportunity to … Continue reading

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Fresh Farmacy Food

Fresh Farmacy Food

Here’s an interesting move in food retail. Walgreen’s pharmacy will start selling fresh produce, as well as freshly prepared food, in 15 locations in the San Francisco Bay area. This is just a tiny fraction of its stores across the … Continue reading

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Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Here’ a question we got from Lillie, a Fooducate community member Can you help me and your other readers understand how it is that shrimp have no fat, but lots of cholesterol?  Why don’t they have fat, if they are … Continue reading

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Summer Diet Plans?

Summer Diet Plans?

Summer is almost upon us, bringing with it endless days of sunshine, hot weather, and warm weather foods. Today we’d like to turn the blog post over to you, dear readers, and learn a bit about your summer diet plans. … Continue reading

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Sunday Comic Strip: Isn’t Food One of the Ingredients?

Sunday Comic Strip: Isn’t Food One of the Ingredients?

In the early 1990′s Congress enacted the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), which gave the FDA power to require food manufacturers to label product with nutrition and ingredient information. The law was enacted in order to better inform consumers … Continue reading

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Zone Perfect Introduces New Bars [Nutrition Impostor]

Zone Perfect Introduces New Bars [Nutrition Impostor]

At Fooducate we’ve long claimed that most nutrition bars are closer to candy bar than food. But that has not stopped the multi-billion bar market from continually offering consumers with more options. Abbott Labs is no exception. It is expanding … Continue reading

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