10 Foods to Eat in 2016

10 Foods to Eat in 2016

Happy New Year! For many Fooducate community members, the new year means a laundry list of foods to limit and avoid. We wanted to start the year with a positive note, so here is a list of 10 foods we … Continue reading

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Buying Hummus – What You Need to Know

Buying Hummus – What You Need to Know

Hummus, enjoyed for thousands of years in the Levant, has only made it big in America in the last decade. It will soon be a billion dollar food category in the US, led by 2 big brands – Sabra and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Foods From the Expo East Natural Food Show

Top 10 Foods From the Expo East Natural Food Show

This is a guest blog post by Jackie Topol, Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CSO, CDN It was another great year for the Natural Products Expo East trade show and conference in Baltimore, which exhibits over 1,000 natural and organic food, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why “Shop the Perimeter” is Bad Nutrition Advice

7 Reasons Why “Shop the Perimeter” is Bad Nutrition Advice

Have you ever heard a health coach tell you that to lose weight and eat healthy you should “Shop only the store perimeter”? This is actually detrimental advice. It’s true that the store perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively

You’ve probably heard this advice before – if you want to eat healthy, buy food only from the store perimeter. The perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. While it makes sense that the bulk … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

Watching the Superbowl is a fun afternoon / evening activity shared by million of Americans every year. Much like other gatherings of friends and family, lots of food is involved. Here are suggestions that will help you stick to your … Continue reading

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7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 7)

7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 7)

To get your 2015 off to the right start, we’ve teamed up with prominent chef dietitians to create a 7-day Clean Eating Plan, designed to help you shed weight and feel great. DAY 7 is brought to you by Jackie … Continue reading

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10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

This blog post is sponsored by McCormick. For great recipes incorporating spices, tap here. It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you … Continue reading

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Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Every year, health food companies from around the country make their way to Baltimore for the annual Natural Product Expo. I went last year for the first time and … Continue reading

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Panera Bread, Worse than a Big Mac?

Panera Bread, Worse than a Big Mac?

Panera bread has an upscale image that automatically translates in many people’s minds to healthy food. We want to challenge that thinking by comparing a popular sandwich served at Panera with the icon of junk-food – the McDonald’s Big Mac. … Continue reading

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