Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Vita Coco, a top-seller of coconut water, recently launched a new line of beverages the company claims are ‘formulated especially for kids age 2-8. Similar to the brand’s regular line, Vita … Continue reading

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Stay Hydrated with these Real Foods

Stay Hydrated with these Real Foods

This is a guest post by Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN. It is 4 pm. You wait outside, sipping iced coffee, with your feet up on the porch railing. A slight, heated breeze hits your face and you say, “Ahhh,” basking … Continue reading

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Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl and originally appeared here. I know what you are thinking – “Hello, lovely…..nom nom nom” Yes, that is a portobello mushroom burger that you will be making before this summer is over. Everybody … Continue reading

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Kids and Food: The Lying Zone

Kids and Food: The Lying Zone

This is a guest post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Should you let your kids stop eating even if you suspect they’re not quite full? Or let them eat if you know they’re not hungry? The surprising answer is yes. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

This is a guest post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. One of the most frequently observed claims on food and beverage packaging is “all natural”. It is a term that is supposed to be subject to regulatory oversight. Two federal agencies are … Continue reading

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Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Why would a food company show less of a beneficial nutrient than a product contains? For the same reason they might overstate one – … Continue reading

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Here’s How You Can Help Improve Them

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Here’s How You Can Help Improve Them

This is a guest blog post by Lori Kaley, MS, RD, LD, MSB. It’s that time again! By law, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are reviewed, updated and published every five years jointly by the U.S. Department of Health … Continue reading

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How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes)

How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes)

This is a guest post by Vani Hari a.k.a Food Babe. Let’s face it – Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are some of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. They are made up of mostly … Continue reading

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Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

This is a guest post from Meri Raffetto, RD. Plenty of myths or halve-truths are floating around about the Glycemic Index. Let’s just say it’s a topic that isn’t black and white. Generalized statements can make it tough to make the … Continue reading

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