New York Pushes Envelope With XL Soft Drink Ban

New York Pushes Envelope With XL Soft Drink Ban

photo: NY Times New York mayor Bloomberg is not giving up on his fight to combat obesity. After failed attempts to impose a soda tax (shot down by the state legislature) and restricting sugary beverage purchase with food stamps (killed … Continue reading

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Cold Brew Your Tea

Cold Brew Your Tea

With summer just around the corner, proper daily hydration is becoming more important. We are big fans of chilled tap water, as readers of this blog already know. For people who want to add flavor to their H 2 O … Continue reading

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What Are Naked Calories?

What Are Naked Calories?

This is a guest blog post by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN I was recently sent a copy of a new book, Naked Calories: How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life. Here is my interview with the … Continue reading

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How Memorial Day Became BBQ Day

How Memorial Day Became BBQ Day

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  Hope you’re having a good weekend folks. Many people don’t think about Memorial Day Weekend as, well, a memorial day to honor fallen soldiers. Rather, it has come to signify the first long summer … Continue reading

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Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Ever wonder how FDA or a labeling consultant evaluates a food product’s labeling? Here is a fairly typical (abridged) … Continue reading

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Kraft Nutritionist Responds to Our Belvita Review. Read This

Kraft Nutritionist Responds to Our Belvita Review. Read This

A few days ago we posted a review of Kraft’s new line of breakfast cookies, Belvita. Our bottom line was that as far as cookies go, it was OK. However, for breakfast, there are better options. We were contacted by … Continue reading

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Over Half of Americans: Figuring out Taxes Easier than Nutrition

Over Half of Americans: Figuring out Taxes Easier than Nutrition

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) just released the 2012 Food & Health Survey Report. When it comes to eating healthy, there is a big gap between what we know we need to do and our ability to do it. … Continue reading

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Be Realistic, Give Your Kids Cheetos

Be Realistic, Give Your Kids Cheetos

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD In early May, I read a post on this blog from a fellow nutrition colleague entitled “My Kid Likes Junk Food and That’s OK” that may have had good intensions … Continue reading

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Judge to POM: Your Juice Can’t Cure Cancer, Stop Saying So

Judge to POM: Your Juice Can’t Cure Cancer, Stop Saying So

POM Wonderful, maker of pomegranate juices and products, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop its misleading marketing campaigns. POM’s health messages lead consumers to believe that pomegranate juice can treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, … Continue reading

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Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft is touting its new Belvita line of breakfast cookies as “Nutritious Sustained Energy.”  It boasts 20 grams of whole grain too. Should you be eating this instead of your favorite cereal / cereal bar? What you need to know: … Continue reading

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