Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

We’re in Washington DC for the inaugural Partnership for a Healthier America Summit (PHA). The Partnership is a shoot-off of the First Lady’s Let’ Move campaign and is attempting to achieve what no other group has done so far – eradicate childhood obesity. … Continue reading

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The Fooducate App, 10 Million Scans Later…

The Fooducate App, 10 Million Scans Later…

Today Fooducate is sharing with the public some information about our mobile app (iPhone /Android) usage for the first time. A formal press release can be found here, but the fun part is the infographic we’ve put together below. What we’re most … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Fast Food Stamps

Coming Soon? Fast Food Stamps

Should Food Stamp recipients be able to use government funds to buy fast food? Yum Brands, the holding company of KFC and Taco Bell thinks YES! If this seems totally preposterous to you, well, it’s because it is. The aid program, … Continue reading

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What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

Friday’s shopping madness included consumer electronics, household items, clothes, toys and just about anything. Except for food. Well, maybe specialty and gourmet online retailers, but not your regular supermarket fare. What if supermarkets also had black friday sales? More specifically, … Continue reading

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Unpalatable Farm Bill

Unpalatable Farm Bill

This is a guest blog post by Benzi Ronen, founder & CEO of Farmigo Anyone interested in the future of agricultural policy in the U.S. has surely been following the progress of the U.S. Farm Bill that is currently making … Continue reading

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Nutrition That Rocks: Using Media to Solve the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Nutrition That Rocks: Using Media to Solve the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

This is a guest blog post by Jill Jayne, MS, RD Childhood obesity means more than just fat kids. It means that about one-third of American kids—despite eating too many calories—are not getting the proper nutrition. The repercussions are serious: a … Continue reading

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Ten Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia Tidbits

Ten Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia Tidbits

Happy Thanksgiving folks! It’s our third holiday of thanks with the wonderful Fooducate community. A BIG THANKS for your participation, discussion, proofreading, words of encouragement, and most importantly for showing up here to learn about better food choices. Here are … Continue reading

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What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

Yesterday we wrote about Thanksgiving’s cranberry sauce tradition. Today we’ll take a look inside a turkey – more specifically at the stuffing. Filling the cavities of poultry dates back to Roman times, and there are many food items that can … Continue reading

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What’s in a Cranberry Sauce?

What’s in a Cranberry Sauce?

Cranberries are a native North American fruit that have found their way into Thanksgiving tradition alongside the Turkey and other dishes. Native Americans, who used the bitter and sour fruit for meat preservation, medicine, and dye, introduced it to hungry … Continue reading

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Is your Honey Fake?

Is your Honey Fake?

A worrying and comprehensive article appeared a few weeks ago in Food Safety News. The topic: Honey. The problem: Most store brought honey could be fake. The article is quite lengthy, but makes for a good read. Here are the … Continue reading

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