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Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Chocolate milk accounts for over 60 percent of the milk offered in schools today. Kids love it, mostly due to the high sugar content – about 3 teaspoons of added sugar for an 8 fluid ounce drink. But kids consume … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

Did you know that in the US, 7 of the top 10 beers, by sales, are light beers? They accounted for a whopping 46 percent of units sold last year. One in 5 beers sold here is … Bud Light. … Continue reading

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The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

Public health policy works. Here are some hard numbers for you, straight from the United Kingdom: Between 2003 and 2011, the Brits decreased their daily salt intake by 15 percent In that same time, death from heart diseases decreased by … Continue reading

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Will Walmart’s Latest Move Be the Tipping Point for Organic Food?

Will Walmart’s Latest Move Be the Tipping Point for Organic Food?

Last week, Walmart announced that it would start selling organic food at “non-organic prices”. The grocery behemoth struck a deal with Wild Oats to sell organic foods at affordable price points. Wild Oats is a mini-Whole Foods, which was actually … Continue reading

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Feeling Hungry All Day Long? … Snack Girl to the Rescue!

Feeling Hungry All Day Long? … Snack Girl to the Rescue!

Lisa Cain, PHD, likes to snack. But she is also mindful of the dangers of processed foods. So she tinkers with tasty and healthy treats in her kitchen, and then she shares her creations on her blog – Snack Girl. … Continue reading

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What Magic Turns a Dip into Hummus?

What Magic Turns a Dip into Hummus?

What is Hummus? According to Sabra, the leading seller of hummus dips in the US, the FDA needs to weigh in and define hummus so that consumers will be protected from fakes. According to Sabra, a dip should only be … Continue reading

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Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We … Continue reading

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If the FDA Doesn’t Know What’s in Our Food, How Can We?

If the FDA Doesn’t Know What’s in Our Food, How Can We?

In the 1950′s only 800 chemicals were used as additives in our foods. That number has swelled to 10,000 today! You would think the FDA tests and approves each and everyone of them before they are allowed to be called … Continue reading

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Potassium Sorbate – Beneficial Preservative or Harmful DNA Toxin?

Potassium Sorbate – Beneficial Preservative or Harmful DNA Toxin?

Processed food is not evil. It helps us spend less time in the fields or in the kitchen and more time doing important things such as playing with our kids or working overtime. One of the tenets of processed foods … Continue reading

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