The Problem With Fruit Juice

The Problem With Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is available year-round, affordable, convenient, and kids love it. Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other juice brands have spent decades educating us that fruit juice is just as healthy as fruit. It worked! USDA stats place fruit drinks and … Continue reading

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Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Lasagna is one of those foods that top favorite foods lists. My son Alex, not unlike Garfield, hasn’t met a lasagna he doesn’t like. When I went to work on Snack … Continue reading

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6 Cranberry Facts You Did Not Know [Video, Recipe]

6 Cranberry Facts You Did Not Know [Video, Recipe]

Thanksgiving is exactly 2 weeks away, and this means cranberry season! Here are some interesting facts and a fun video created by the good folks at How Does it Grow, a non-profit education initiative dedicated to promoting agricultural literacy. 1. … Continue reading

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What is a Protein’s Biological Value and Why is it Important?

What is a Protein’s Biological Value and Why is it Important?

Human nutrition is vastly more complicated than the the simplified information provided to Americans through dietary guidelines, nutrition facts panels, and ingredient lists on products. Scientific understanding is evolving as well. If once all fats were grouped as one, today … Continue reading

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The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. Who knew you could bake bread in a slow cooker. Probably you did. But I didn’t. That is until my talented friend Jane sent … Continue reading

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What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

A first-world problem we’ve all encountered at some point or other, is a freshly prepared cup of steaming coffee ruined by the addition of sour milk. The first thing people do after pouring the coffee down the drain is examine … Continue reading

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What Do Dried Apricots, Shrimp, and Red Wine Have in Common?

What Do Dried Apricots, Shrimp, and Red Wine Have in Common?

The answer is sulfites. Sulfites are inorganic salts that have antioxidant and preservative properties. They appear under various names in ingredient labels: sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, sodium sulfate,  and potassium bisulfite. Sulfites prevent discoloration of dried fruit, certain shrimp, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Someone told me about this new product from Oscar Mayer and I thought they were joking. Noooo. They didn’t make a Lunchables for breakfast, did they? I mean isn’t the … Continue reading

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The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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