You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

Though many had expected New York City to be the first to pass a soda / junk food tax, Michael Bloomberg was unsuccessful in passing such legislation during his tenure as mayor. Fierce opposition from junk food and beverage companies, … Continue reading

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It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

CVS shocked the public and markets when it announced yesterday that it will stop selling tobacco before the end of the year. As a result, the pharmacy chain will lose two billion dollars in annual revenue. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

Yesterday, the Senate approved the new $956,000,000,000 Farm Bill and it is on its way to President Obama for signature. Yes, close to ONE TRILLION dollars of spending over the next ten years. The Bill has been in the works … Continue reading

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Is This How Subway “Piles on the Veggies”??

Is This How Subway “Piles on the Veggies”??

Last month, with much fanfare in the nutrition community, Subway announced its “Pile on the Veggies” campaign in collaboration with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to end childhood obesity. What a great way to get kids to eat more healthful … Continue reading

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This Simple Supermarket Hack Increased Produce Sales By 20%

This Simple Supermarket Hack Increased Produce Sales By 20%

People listen to their doctor. To any doctor. If the doctor is at the supermarket and tells them to buy more veggies, people oblige. In fact, the doctor doesn’t have to say anything, he simply holds up a sign. Even … Continue reading

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Grape Nuts is Now Non-GMO Verified!

Grape Nuts is Now Non-GMO Verified!

Great News! Iconic Grape Nuts Cereal from Post foods is now non-GMO verified. Earlier this month, we learned that General Mills was removing genetically modified ingredients from their Cheerios Original product. Post is doing the same, but taking it one … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling Trek – Into the Darkness

GMO Labeling Trek – Into the Darkness

The new year has barely started and we’re awash with GMO news. General Mills announced that its iconic Cheerios cereal is no longer made from genetically modified ingredients. Earlier this week, Politico revealed documents that the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

On Thursday, General Mills announced, without too much fanfare, a small but incredibly important change to its product formulation. By product, we mean just one – Original Cheerios. From GM: Consumers across the U.S. are seeing “not made with genetically … Continue reading

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Now In Office Vending Machines: Calorie Counts

Now In Office Vending Machines: Calorie Counts

Starting January 1, vending machines across the nation are required to present calorie information for products sold. This is a small part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that deals with nutrition. We wish there was more attention to food … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Pulls Plug On Internal Website Encouraging Employees NOT to Eat Fast Food

McDonald’s Pulls Plug On Internal Website Encouraging Employees NOT to Eat Fast Food

Here’s a great story. McDonald’s wants its employees to be healthy and happy. How noble. So it creates a website called McResources (mcresourceline.com) with helpful tips on finance and healthy living. The website, which was ridiculed a while back for … Continue reading

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