The Real Winner of the Super Bowl is…

The Real Winner of the Super Bowl is…

Let’s not kid ourselves, the real winner of the Super Bowl is diabetes. There are too many junk food ads. Do you agree? Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

Admit it, some of those commercials for burgers, tacos, and whatnot at fast food chains make your mouth water. When you go McDonald’s or Taco Bell or Pizza Hut, the actual product you get looks much smaller, less vivid and … Continue reading

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UK Weight Loss Advertising Guidelines: No More BS

UK Weight Loss Advertising Guidelines: No More BS

The Brits have an obesity problem, just like we do. And they have their fair share of weight loss products and services, just like we do. They also have someone responsible overseeing the ads for these types of services. Just … Continue reading

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Sex, Babies, and Carrots. All in one Ad!

Sex, Babies, and Carrots. All in one Ad!

Marketers of junk food use a combination of pretty models, pop music and humor to sell us their crap. At Fooducate we always wish there would be money for non brand commodities to advertise themselves. Imagine if broccoli had a … Continue reading

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Disney’s Potentially Game Changing Nutrition Initiative

Disney’s Potentially Game Changing Nutrition Initiative

Yesterday in Washington DC, Robert Iger, Chairman of the Walt Disney Company, and First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative in the uphill battle against childhood obesity. For starters, Disney is upping the nutrition standards for food served at … Continue reading

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Congress Loves Money, Not Kids

Congress Loves Money, Not Kids

If you had a doubt as to the true alignment of your representatives when it comes to childhood obesity, last week Congress showed that all you need to do is follow the money trail. Lobbies representing the biggest food advertisers … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies False Advertising Lawsuit – The Settlement

Cocoa Krispies False Advertising Lawsuit – The Settlement

Kellogg’s has announced a settlement in a class action suit filed against the company last year for false advertising. You may recall the bold claims on Cocoa Krispies boxes alluding to improved immunity for kids. We called that one out … Continue reading

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Should Ronald McDonald Retire?

Should Ronald McDonald Retire?

(image: Scott Olson/Getty Images, via NPR) Consumer advocacy group Corporate Accountability International is calling on McDonald’s to retire Ronald McDonald. In an open letter to McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner, the non-profit states: As health professionals engaged directly in the largest … Continue reading

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Why the Happy Meal is a crime—and not just a culinary one

Why the Happy Meal is a crime—and not just a culinary one

This is a guest blog post by Michelle Simon. It originally appeared on Grist. When it comes to food, everybody’s got an opinion. Same goes for parenting. Mix the two together and you’ve got the makings of a culture war. … Continue reading

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Last Post on Yogurt for 2010 [Funny Video]

Last Post on Yogurt for 2010 [Funny Video]

We’ve written a lot about yogurt recently. We love yogurt. It’s really good for you. But sometimes it seems that industry is hammering on this one nail way too many times. And too hard. Many brands are adding to yogurt … Continue reading

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