Are Short School Lunch Periods Causing Obesity?

Are Short School Lunch Periods Causing Obesity?

Everyone’s trying to fix the obesity epidemic plaguing this country. And everyone’s got a theory as to it’s causes. Nutritionally poor school lunches are the usual suspect, but here’s an unexpected twist based on a survey conducted by the School … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Say: Quit the Fizzy Pop

Insurance Companies Say: Quit the Fizzy Pop

Via: Term Life Insurance Check out this infographic, published not by doctors, not by dietitians, and not by the government. This “propaganda” is disseminated by a for-profit organization that has a direct financial interest in reducing your junk food intake – an … Continue reading

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Fall In Love With A New Whole Grain

Fall In Love With A New Whole Grain

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl The comfort zone of American cuisine is meat, potatoes, and a wee bit of vegetables. When it comes to whole grains, we are sadly lacking. Several of my blog readers … Continue reading

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Velveeta’s Cheesy Skillets – Liquid Gold?

Velveeta’s Cheesy Skillets – Liquid Gold?

Have you seen the ads for Kraft’s Velveeta brand? The cheese-like product has been around for decades, and is now expanding to the dinner table. A series of humorous TV ads has been making the rounds promoting the “liquid gold”. … Continue reading

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True (?) Lemon For your Water

True (?) Lemon For your Water

Here’s an interesting product. Many people are trying to switch from sugary or diet soft drinks to water. But they can’t seem to bring themselves to drinking unflavored H 2 O. Adding some flavor makes the difference, and a wedge … Continue reading

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The New Lunchables with Fruit. Is this the Best Kraft Can Do?

The New Lunchables with Fruit. Is this the Best Kraft Can Do?

It’s back to school season and we’re taking a look at foods many parents are likely to pack in their kids bags. Lunchables is a very successful brand that we have reviewed in the past. Our conclusion then was that … Continue reading

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Ironed Out – What You Don’t Know About This Nutrient

Ironed Out – What You Don’t Know About This Nutrient

What do you know about Iron, an essential mineral for our physical wellbeing? Iron is an important mineral found in our blood important for transporting oxygen around our bodies, to keep us feeling energetic and ensuring a healthy immune system … Continue reading

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Parents: That Cereal is NOT as Healthy as You Think

Parents: That Cereal is NOT as Healthy as You Think

Scientists at Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted an interesting study with cereals: Through an online survey, researchers asked parents with children between the ages of 2 and 11 to view images of actual box fronts of … Continue reading

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Sea Salt vs. Table Salt – The Truth

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt – The Truth

This is a guest blog post by Claire Harrison The other day I found myself standing in front of an array of gourmet sea salts, each packaged in a small plastic tub.  The labels were in different pastel colours and … Continue reading

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Is the Government Setting Us Up to Make Bad Food Choices?

Is the Government Setting Us Up to Make Bad Food Choices?

It costs more to eat healthy, and the government is partially to blame. These are the conclusions of a team of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle. In a study recently published on Health Affairs, the authors hypothesized … Continue reading

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