The Top 3 Front-of-Package Claims

The Top 3 Front-of-Package Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the best ways to judge consumer concerns about packaged foods is to look at the claims on the packaging. Manufacturers use these claims to offer reassurance that products … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Cholesterol in Food & Cholesterol in the Body

The Difference Between Cholesterol in Food & Cholesterol in the Body

The big news in health nutrition circles is that the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for America will no longer vilify cholesterol. Published every 5 years since 1980 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

In yet another win for consumers, Breyers Ice Cream will no longer be made with rBST milk. The announcement was recently made by Unilever, Breyers parent company, and will encompass all the ice cream brands under its umbrella, including Magnum, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

The concept of “cheat days” has been around from the day dieting was invented. Most dietitians and health coaches see a cheat day as a helpful tool to aid their clients “blow off steam” in an otherwise restrictive diet. The … Continue reading

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Raisin Bran, Now with Cranberries, Makes a Shady Health Claim

Raisin Bran, Now with Cranberries, Makes a Shady Health Claim

Raisin Bran cereal has been around for decades. Like many cereal manufacturers, its parent company, Kellogg’s, is seeing a decline in sales as consumer preferences shift. Hence, an attempt to lure us with exciting flavors and improved nutrition profiles. Enter Raisin … Continue reading

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10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. When shopping for olive oil, consumers are faced with a wide range of options. Multiple brands vie for attention through bottle and label design, brand building, and marketing … Continue reading

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How to Get Junk Foods Out of Your Child’s Classroom

How to Get Junk Foods Out of Your Child’s Classroom

There is a dirty war going on behind the scenes of America’s school lunches. The School Nutrition Association, an organization that represents the “lunch ladies” and school nutrition directors has been overrun by corporate interests. It is now actually fighting … Continue reading

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Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Earlier this week, The New York State Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to 4 major retailers, demanding they remove several supplements from their shelves immediately. The retailers – Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC – were selling herbal supplements … Continue reading

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How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Healthy Food?

How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Healthy Food?

There is a perception that healthy food is more expensive than the regular food. This is not entirely accurate. Healthy prepared food often costs more, but if you cook your own food, you do not need to pay an arm … Continue reading

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