Closeup Picture: The Red Bugs in Your Starbucks Frappuccino

Closeup Picture: The Red Bugs in Your Starbucks Frappuccino

Tiny red bugs were all the rage this week as news of their presence in Starbucks strawberry drink spread across the web. The news was broken by a vegan barista who shared it with vegetarian blogs. Starbucks did not deny: … Continue reading

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Healthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy

Healthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Many of us are on the hunt for a dessert that is both satisfying and healthy. I’ve been asked for a redo of creme brulee (which isn’t gonna happen). For … Continue reading

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Studies: Popcorn, Chocolate Good for Health

Studies: Popcorn, Chocolate Good for Health

Snackers of the world – rejoice. Two recent studies are telling us Fooducate’s favorite snacks are healthy! Woo hoo! Research conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania has found that popcorn has more polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) than … Continue reading

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Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Food allergies affect about 10-15 million Americans today. Interestingly, a similar number of people believe they have an allergy as well! How could this be? To answer, first let’s understand what a food allergy is: A food allergy is a … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Puree pouches are all the rage right now. And not just for little kids either. My almost 11 year old daughter squeezes one into her mouth for snack at least … Continue reading

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How Your Nose May Help With Portion Control

How Your Nose May Help With Portion Control

The LA Times Booster Shots blog reports on an interesting study by a trade journal called Flavour. Researchers wanted to see if they could affect the bite size people take, based on a food’s aroma. They used vanilla custard at … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Everybody is talking about antioxidants. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest “superfoods” and their supposed antioxidant benefits. But few people can explain why it is that we … Continue reading

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Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Not two weeks have passed since Americans became familiarized with the pink slime found in our ground beef, and major supermarket chains have publicly come out stating they will not be selling pink slime products anymore. This is a huge win for … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Surviving the Supermarket with Your Children

5 Tips for Surviving the Supermarket with Your Children

    This is a guest blog post by Aviva Goldfarb, founder of  The Six O’Clock Scramble Recently I was at the supermarket without my kids on a weekday morning. I had a long list and was flying through the aisles … Continue reading

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United Grazers of America

United Grazers of America

Consider these 2 factoids, from a recent USA Today article by Ellie Krieger, RD: 1) Every day, 90% of Americans eat at least one snack between meals 2) We now eat twice the daily snacks that we did just 30 … Continue reading

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