Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Grilling season is in high gear, and this weekend will see record numbers of Americans celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and … barbecued meals. Many of you will flavor your meats with an all American barbecue sauce. The origins … Continue reading

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FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

Earlier this year, the FDA announced its plans to change the 20-year old nutrition facts panel that appears on food products. The change reflects changes in nutrition science and a better understanding of consumer behavior. We analyzed the announcement back … Continue reading

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Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

The UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently released a report about carbohydrates. You can download it here. The main recommendation – halving the recommended daily intake of added sugars from 10% of their daily intake down to just … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier – Salmon or Spam?

Which is Healthier – Salmon or Spam?

Apparently, 3 out of 10 people guessed Spam. Before you scoff, know that you could have been one of those 3 people if, instead of seeing the package, you would have only been allowed to view the nutrition facts panel. … Continue reading

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New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

Last week, New York’s State Court of Appeals struck down a final plea by the NYC Board of Health to allow limitations on sugary beverage serving size. As you may recall, in May 2012, then mayor Michael Bloomberg led the … Continue reading

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An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

If your kids are like mine, they may have enjoyed Ratatouille, the movie, but when it comes to actually eating a French vegetable stew, it’s thumbs down. Luckily, we stumbled upon a long lost family recipe that had all 3 … Continue reading

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Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumers Confused by Foods Labeled Natural

Consumer Reports recently conducted a survey of 1000 people to learn about people’s attitudes regarding food labels.It’s amazing to see how marketers manage to dupe shoppers with meaningless drivel. The saddest example is the term “Natural”; 3 out of 5 … Continue reading

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4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

A friend recently told us she was thinking of starting a Juice Plus supplement regime for herself, and perhaps becoming a distributor. As she was about to drop $178 just for her own consumption, she asked us what we thought. … Continue reading

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How Much Sugar in Starbucks’ New Fizzio Sodas?

How Much Sugar in Starbucks’ New Fizzio Sodas?

Starbucks is rolling out new drinks for the summer. In a press release on Monday, the coffee-shop behemoth announced 3 sodas: Fizzio™ Handcrafted Sodas are carbonated fresh and debut in three classic flavors with a Starbucks twist – Spiced Root … Continue reading

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The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

If you are a parent, or still remember your childhood days, you know that getting kids to eat more veggies is not always easy. A behavioral scientist who happens to be a parent of three young children decided to conduct … Continue reading

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