Top 10 Healthy “Convenience” Foods

Top 10 Healthy “Convenience” Foods

This a guest blog post by Sharon Palmer, RD Drive-thru hamburgers, microwavable pizza pockets and bags of chips—these are the foods that probably come to mind when you think of convenience. For busy people on the run, convenience usually means … Continue reading

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5 Ways the Nutrition Field Hinders Its Own Progress

5 Ways the Nutrition Field Hinders Its Own Progress

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS, RD. It originally appeared on his blog Small Bites I often write about the external factors that pose a threat to the nutrition field, including (but not limited to) Big … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is used abundantly in our food industry. You’ve probably seen it as an ingredient on many products at the grocery store. You can actually buy corn syrup as a product for your recipes. But what exactly is it? … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s announced yesterday that the Happy Meal is changing: 1. The amount of french fries will more than halve from 2.4 oz to 1.1. 2. 5 Apple slices will be added to each Happy Meal. 3. Low fat chocolate milk … Continue reading

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Could Food Diversity be Causing Obesity?

Could Food Diversity be Causing Obesity?

  Here’s an interesting theory on the cause for rising obesity rates. Researchers have conducted experiments to assess the validity of their theory that the abundance of food choices promotes, in some people, excess consumption: In the study out of … Continue reading

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All Natural Fruit Snack?

All Natural Fruit Snack?

Take a look at Mott’s Medley’s Fruit Snack. The package looks promising: All natural fruit snack Good source of vitamin C Gluten Free & Fat Free No Artificial Flavors, Colors, Sweeteners, or Preservatives made with real fruit and vegetable juice. … Continue reading

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Please Vote for Fooducate’s Nutriton Label Redesign!

Please Vote for Fooducate’s Nutriton Label Redesign!

Rethink the Food Label is a project by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s News21 program and Good Magazine. They asked the public, food thinkers, nutritionists, and designers to redesign the Nutrition Facts Label to make it easier to read and … Continue reading

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Fruity Cheerios – “Naturally” Flavored, Artificially Colored

Fruity Cheerios – “Naturally” Flavored, Artificially Colored

Fruity Cheerios is a relatively new extension of the venerable Cheerios line of cereals. The marketing pitch is directed at moms: Kids love the fruity fun, Moms love the Calcium and Vitamin D! Here’s more copyedit: Here’s why they are … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s War on Food Deserts

Michelle Obama’s War on Food Deserts

Earlier this week, the first lady was joined by a band of grocery retailers and the Partnership for a Healthier America in announcing a bold new move to reduce food deserts in America. Details: 1. The program will be bringing … Continue reading

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Are You Buying Meat But Paying for Salt Water?

Are You Buying Meat But Paying for Salt Water?

There’s a dirty little secret that not many grocery shoppers are aware of. Many times, cuts of poultry, pork and meat are “enhanced” with a liquid solution that is essentially water and salt. And we’re paying for this added weight … Continue reading

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