Sweet Corn is a Stellar Snack

Sweet Corn is a Stellar Snack

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Don’t tell me you haven’t noticed the piles of corn at the front of your local grocery store. The stacks of 10 ears for $2 are calling Snack Girl. … Continue reading

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Over 25% of Our Daily Calories Come from Snacks

Over 25% of Our Daily Calories Come from Snacks

This is not surprising. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) released a report last week depicting America’s snacking habits. Between 1977 and 2006, snacking in the American diet has grown to constitute “a full eating event,” or a fourth meal, … Continue reading

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Fooducate iPhone App v 1.6: Browse Top Rating Products

Fooducate iPhone App v 1.6: Browse Top Rating Products

We’ve just released version 1.6 of the Fooducate iPhone App, and we’re really excited. Most of the features here are based on your requests: Browse products by category – you can now browse for products by categories (cereal, yogurt, pickles, … Continue reading

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Jack in the Box Drops Toys from Kiddie Menu

Jack in the Box Drops Toys from Kiddie Menu

Something good is happening in the fast food industry. (That doesn’t happen very often, as followers of the Fooducate blog know.) Jack in the Box, the 5th largest burger chain in the country, announced that it has stopped packing toys … Continue reading

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If Milk is White, Why is Cheese Yellow?

If Milk is White, Why is Cheese Yellow?

Teri, a Fooducate community member asks “After reading your latest post on cheese, I got to thinking. What about the stuff we can see. Like why is cheese yellow? Is it dye that is bad for you? I’d love to … Continue reading

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Coffee Explained [Useful Infographic]

Coffee Explained [Useful Infographic]

For caffeine addicts who want to know what goes in their cuppa joe. [h/t to Tristan] Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App RSS Subscription or Email Subscription Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found a correlation between several bad habits and weight gain: Within each 4-year period, participants gained an average of 3.35 lb (5th to 95th percentile, −4.1 to 12.4). … Continue reading

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Should Junk Food Also Have Graphic Warning Labels?

Should Junk Food Also Have Graphic Warning Labels?

The government has announced new measures in its fight against smoking. On Tuesday, the department of health and human services, together with the FDA, unveiled graphic images that will be plastered on cigarette packages. The 10 different graphics warn about … Continue reading

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Tang Drink Mix & Kraft’s International Strategy

Tang Drink Mix & Kraft’s International Strategy

Skimming through big food companies’ press releases and financial reports is not necessarily the most exciting activity one can imagine, but it does provide some deeper context as to where they are heading from a business perspective. We came across … Continue reading

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Meat Labels: No More Minced Words

Meat Labels: No More Minced Words

This is a guest blog post by Kirsten L. Grieshaber. You’re a well-intentioned consumer.  You know that eating sustainably raised meat is better for you, your taste buds, the environment, public health, and the livelihoods of farmers who support responsible … Continue reading

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