Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS GRAS is the acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe. This is a designation for some food ingredients when they are used as intended. These ingredients are regarded as safe based on: … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Lasagna is one of those foods that top favorite foods lists. My son Alex, not unlike Garfield, hasn’t met a lasagna he doesn’t like. When I went to work on Snack … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. Who knew you could bake bread in a slow cooker. Probably you did. But I didn’t. That is until my talented friend Jane sent … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Someone told me about this new product from Oscar Mayer and I thought they were joking. Noooo. They didn’t make a Lunchables for breakfast, did they? I mean isn’t the … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Better Bread

How to Choose a Better Bread

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. This is my new favorite sandwich bread. The fact that my children like it too is a big plus, since it’s a significant upgrade, … Continue reading

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Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

This is a guest blog post by Janelle Peralez Gunn, MPH, RD It’s the middle of the work week AND our school schedule is in full swing. Work meetings. Project deadlines. Gymnastics practice. Homework. Dinner? Amidst the craziness of pushing … 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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Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. We know that cheap “maple-syrup” at the grocery store is nothing more than corn syrup with caramel color and preservatives, but deciphering the labeling on real maple-syrup … Continue reading

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Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS This post is about an error in the Nutrition Facts sugars content of Whole Foods store brand nonfat plain Greek Yogurt. It has snowballed into a major public relations problem for … Continue reading

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