About that Plastic Used to Package Your Food

About that Plastic Used to Package Your Food

Plastic is everywhere:  In our homes, in our schools, in our kids’ toys, even in the pens we inadvertently chew on. Plastic is also in landfills. About 85% is never recycled! Plastic is how the food industry packages a sizeable … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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Food Safety: Even Salt Gets Recalled by the FDA!

Food Safety: Even Salt Gets Recalled by the FDA!

This is a guest blog post by Olivia Ho, M.S., R.D. It’s only January but we’re already seeing a long list of food recalls on the FDA’s website foodsafety.gov. Here are some examples, thankfully non are too major: – M.E. Thompson’s … Continue reading

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Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

This is a guest blog post by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD Getting your fruits and vegetables may be the last thing on your mind on Superbowl Sunday. Don’t give it another thought. These winning munchies are so delicious that your … Continue reading

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Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Nielsen recently surveyed over 25,000 people around the globe to learn about healthy eating trends. The marketing research firm published a report earlier this week,with some interesting findings. The most interesting for us is how confused people are by nutrition labels, … Continue reading

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Fuel for Your Car, Fuel for Your Body?

Fuel for Your Car, Fuel for Your Body?

This picture was taken at a Shell Gas Station in the San Francisco area. Just a friendly reminder from the convenience store inside to fuel up on sugars and fats as you’re fueling your car. While automobiles can consume only one type … Continue reading

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Instead of New Pop-Tart Flavors, How About Pop-Tarts 2.0?

Instead of New Pop-Tart Flavors, How About Pop-Tarts 2.0?

It’s always interesting to see what commercials will air during “The Biggest Loser”. Last night, Pop Tarts grabbed our attention with their new “Wildlicious” line of toaster pastries: Buckle up and unwrap a fusion of fruit flavor. Cherry, orange, strawberry, … Continue reading

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What to Eat With Braces

What to Eat With Braces

Hi folks, My son just got braces and we’d like your advice on foods to eat in the first few days and then going forward for the next 9-12 months. The Orthodontist said that the teeth and gums will be … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit. What’s a Persimmon?

Strange Fruit. What’s a Persimmon?

The recipe we posted yesterday included persimmons. A comment by one of the readers bluntly asked – “This might sound goofy, but what are persimmons?” Here’s the answer: Persimmons are a fruit that can be likened to a cross between … Continue reading

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Superbowl Snacks: Persimmon-Avocado Nachos [Recipe]

Superbowl Snacks: Persimmon-Avocado Nachos [Recipe]

To counter our processed-food bashing and ensuing depression, we like to showcase healthy, tasty recipes here on Fooducate. With the Superbowl coming up, you may be tempted to Dorito-fy your household. STOP! We want to show you how easy and … Continue reading

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