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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Spotted in a Shopping Cart – A Big Fat Lie

Spotted in a Shopping Cart – A Big Fat Lie

We received this picture from Fooducate community member Tamar. The shopping carts are plastered with an advertisement. We can live with that, its a way for the grocer to make a few extra bucks. And if a snack is advertised, … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Recalls 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar

Kellogg’s Recalls 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar

Kellogg’s announced on Friday it is recalling millions of boxes of cereal boxes due to “an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.” The recalled products are certain boxes of Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Kids from Junk Food Advertising

How to Save Your Kids from Junk Food Advertising

Brand marketers and ad agencies know that children and teens are very impressionable. Food companies know that bonds created in these formative years, will promise a lifetime of loyalty to their brands. Hey,  I can still whistle the tunes of … Continue reading

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“Infomercial” for Preschoolers on Health Benefits of Froot Loops

“Infomercial” for Preschoolers on Health Benefits of Froot Loops

We posted a few days ago about how 80% of Kids Commercials on Nickelodeon are for junk food. Junk cereal is also in the mix. If you were wondering how bad the situation is, watch the spot below for Froot … Continue reading

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Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

USA Today has two stories out about a recent research project by Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The findings were presented in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Nutrition Rating Systems – Do Consumers Need Them?

Nutrition Rating Systems – Do Consumers Need Them?

One of the interesting sessions here at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Denver hosted a panel of 3 experts who presented their views on what the rating systems are, why and how they were created, and how they … Continue reading

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