Childhood Obesity: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Childhood Obesity: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One ray of sunshine in the usually gloomy childhood obesity news – In New York City there has been a slight decrease in childhood obesity rates in the last 5 years. The 5.5% decrease is in stark contrast to many … Continue reading

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Congress Loves Money, Not Kids

Congress Loves Money, Not Kids

If you had a doubt as to the true alignment of your representatives when it comes to childhood obesity, last week Congress showed that all you need to do is follow the money trail. Lobbies representing the biggest food advertisers … Continue reading

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Teens, Sugary Drinks, and Exercise: Scare Tactic Works

Teens, Sugary Drinks, and Exercise: Scare Tactic Works

A low income neighborhood in Baltimore was selected for an interesting behavior test by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. In four corner stores, paper-written signs were put up next to the soft drinks. Then purchase behavior by teens was recorded. … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Milkshake?

Buffalo Chicken Milkshake?

Happy Friday folks. We’re taking a break from healthy recipes to bring you a … weird recipe. 30 Rock fans will appreciate. Others will be disgusted. Here’s the full recipe. Hat tip to Fooducate community member Monica, who thought we might … Continue reading

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Tell Me Where that Color Came From!

Tell Me Where that Color Came From!

If you don’t know the story of how Fooducate got started, it all began with a glow-in-the-dark yogurt. The ultra-bright ingredient that turned listless strawberry puree into an explosion of pink, was an artificial dye – Red #40. Implicated in … Continue reading

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Are Shoppers Reading Nutrition Labels Less than They Admit?

Are Shoppers Reading Nutrition Labels Less than They Admit?

Here’s an interesting article in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Apparently, people read nutrition labels much less than they think they do. Researchers reached this conclusion by monitoring eye movements of approximately 200 volunteers. This … Continue reading

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A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD Did you know the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? At 16 calories per teaspoon, that is adding 352 calories a day. Over a week, that … Continue reading

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Fooducate App Accolades

Fooducate App Accolades

We’ve working hard to turn Fooducate into a trusted brand for food advice. Whether on this blog, Facebook and twitter, or through our mobile apps, our goal is to empower you to make better healthier choices. And we recently announced … Continue reading

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HCG Diet Slapped by FDA, FTC

HCG Diet Slapped by FDA, FTC

Eating just 500 calories a day and injecting a hormone found in pregnant women’s urine. That’s the HCG diet. It is growing in popularity, but raising concerns with government health officials. HCG stands for Human chorionic gonadotropin. It is produced … Continue reading

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The Squash That You Need To Try

The Squash That You Need To Try

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Snack Girl must confess to a certain dislike of squash. The season is NOW and the fresh squash is rolling in around here so I am trying to change my … Continue reading

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