Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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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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Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

The FDA is close to deciding that partially hydrogenated fats should be removed from the American food supply. This is a good thing. Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) contain trans-fats, which are the worst type of fat for your cardiovascular health. … Continue reading

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Dutch Study Proves that Soda Tax Will Reduce Consumption

Dutch Study Proves that Soda Tax Will Reduce Consumption

Sugary soft drinks are not helping the global obesity pandemic. In fact, they may be exacerbating it. That’s why taxing sugary beverages is something being contemplated by governments across the globe. An experiment conducted by Dutch scientists used 3D simulation … Continue reading

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8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and … Continue reading

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Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Food companies have many tricks for convincing parents that kid-targeted junk food is healthy.  Chocolate-filled granola bars packing nearly 3 teaspoons of sugar and only 1g of fiber are marketed as … Continue reading

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Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

The answer is no. Here is the story. Fast food conglomerates such as Burger King and McDonald’s are notorious for their advertising and marketing to kids. It’s so bad that the federal government considered intervening. Alas, well-funded lobbies representing corporate … Continue reading

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Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

We’re no fans of diet soft drinks. Add this to our list of reasons to abstain: a recently published study raises additional questions about artificially sweetened beverages. Close to 60,000 post-menopausal women with no heart problems participated in the study. … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Take a look at the “health” claims on this package of tortilla chips: Contains Antioxidant POWER Gluten Free Made with non GMO ingredients Added Fiber It’s not a snack, it’s a health food! That’s what manufacturers would have us believe. … Continue reading

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Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

[This was an April Fools' Prank, thanks for your enthusiastic support!] We’ve been blogging about healthy food choices for over five years now. Our app for making healthy food choices has been around for 3 years. We’re very proud that … Continue reading

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