What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

The US Dietary Guidelines are a set nutrition suggestions published every 5 years by the USDA. If you are wondering why the Department of Agriculture is responsible for nutrition advice, you’re not the only one. It’s a historical mistake that … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

The big news in the nutrition world this week is a meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that saturated fat may not be as bad for people’s health as once thought. The researchers behind the study are … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

This is a guest blog post by¬†Richard Perlmutter, MS. In November last year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal to revoke the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). These oils typically … Continue reading

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Hot Soda!

Hot Soda!

While most Americans want their soft drinks served ice cold, in other parts of the world, this is not always the case. Canada Dry, a brand from the Coca Cola Company, is planning to release a ginger ale product in … Continue reading

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More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

The American Medical Association, representing over 200,000 physicians, is considering support of a ban of sales and advertising of energy drink to kids and teens under the age of 18. This is not alcohol and certainly not cigarettes, so why … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

Slow but steady progress is being made to require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in our groceries. A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has introduced the ¬†Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act so that consumers can make informed choices … Continue reading

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California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California’s Environmental Protection Agency decided on Friday to list Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a reproductive hazard. If not met with any rejections in the next month, BPA will be added to a list of hundreds of other chemicals that are “known … Continue reading

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Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

In what may yet be the best news of the year so far, the Wall Street Journal reports that the top 3 companies selling carbonated soft drinks are experiencing a decline in revenue for the first time in ages. Sales … Continue reading

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Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

The New York Times reports this week that childhood obesity levels have dropped in several metro areas over the past 5 years. In New York and Philadelphia the percentage of obese kids was down 5%. The measurements were conducted on … Continue reading

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