Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Good Morning. And Happy Halloween!! What is this Vegetable? Hint: This is not an alien. It actually grows on earth, and even in the US. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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8 Nutrition Tips for Road Warriors

8 Nutrition Tips for Road Warriors

Here’s a note we got from Carrie, a Fooducate community member. LOVE your blog and your app! I’m so glad I found you — I don’t follow every “rule” every time, but it is important to me that the vast … Continue reading

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Study shows what kids eat at McDonald’s

Study shows what kids eat at McDonald’s

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Ayala Laufer-Cahana M.D. Eating out, and especially eating at fast-food restaurants, is considered a risk factor for obesity, poor diet and chronic diseases. Yet eating fast food is a major American habit: At least … Continue reading

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How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

This is a guest blog post by Alice Callahan, PhD  I have a PhD in Nutrition. Yet, spending all those years in the classroom and the lab, investigating minute mechanisms of nutrient metabolism, didn’t do any favors for my own … Continue reading

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Gatorade, for the Athlete Wannabe

Gatorade, for the Athlete Wannabe

Hi folks, today we are introducing a new format – video. Here is the inaugural episode of the Fooducate Show. Please let us know what you think! Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Mott’s for Tots Bone Health Juice [Nutrition Impostor]

Mott’s for Tots Bone Health Juice [Nutrition Impostor]

Take a look at this juice. You’d think it was some magic elixir that will help your baby grow strong and healthy bones. What your toddler will be getting is an addiction to sweet and cavities. That’s because there are … Continue reading

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Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Here’s a note we got from a a long time reader of the Fooducate blog, Alison: Just curious to see if you have looked at the new Kraft Milk and Granola bars? I saw these at my local grocer in … Continue reading

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The Eyes Don’t Lie: We Don’t Really Read Nutrition Labels

The Eyes Don’t Lie: We Don’t Really Read Nutrition Labels

Note: See below reminder for Today’s Food Day Supermarket Tour Here’s an interesting piece of research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association: People don’t really read nutrition labels as much as they report they do. Researchers used … Continue reading

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Nutrition Labels – US vs Europe. Who’s Better?

Nutrition Labels – US vs Europe. Who’s Better?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. At the risk of causing some to choke on their French canned duck leg confit (a great product, despite no Nutrition Facts), I’d like to … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know About Surimi [Fake Crab]

9 Things to Know About Surimi [Fake Crab]

A Fooducate community member, Sofia, recently emailed us with this question: What is it about “Surimi” (or crab sticks), I often see women who are on protein diet eating surimis, I see them in my sushis, I see them in … Continue reading

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