A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell’s subsidiary, is on a tear with new product introductions. Last month we wrote about their new salad dressings. Today – a new line of beverages called summertime smoothies. Here’s the marketing pitch for the Amazing Mango … Continue reading

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Name These 3 Fruits (plus some thoughts about variety)

Name These 3 Fruits (plus some thoughts about variety)

Eating healthfully may seem boring after a while. The same salad every day for lunch, boring greens, an apple a day, etc… And all the while we are tempted with an endless stream of marketing messages to buy this or … Continue reading

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Sugar Bites!! Protect Your Child

Sugar Bites!! Protect Your Child

One of the things that kills me to see, is a toddler toting a sippy cup filled with apple juice. The sugar in the juice is a double whammy – ruining a nascent set of teeth and setting the child … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbucks has a line of fruit and vegetable juices called Evolution Fresh that’s  sold at supermarkets and its own locations. They also have a few juice shops that are branded Evolution Fresh where they freshly squeeze the juices. As with … Continue reading

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Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Earlier this summer, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added a new twist to the classic low fat vs. low carb diet debate. Measurements of bodily energy expenditure and hormone levels were taken of 3 groups … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Two Apples…?

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Two Apples…?

The famous adage, coined by Benjamin Franklin, has done good for the apple industry. And science has long backed the health benefits of apple consumption. Aside from the nutrient rich profile (vitamins, minerals, fiber), apples help reduce inflammation and play … Continue reading

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Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

A big thanks to Carol Harvey for taking these pictures at her local Trader Joe’s earlier this week. They have signs in the produce department pointing out the alleged nutritional benefits of various fruits and veggies. One word: Embarrassing! 1. … Continue reading

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Healthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy

Healthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Many of us are on the hunt for a dessert that is both satisfying and healthy. I’ve been asked for a redo of creme brulee (which isn’t gonna happen). For … Continue reading

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An ER Meal: A Personal Story

An ER Meal: A Personal Story

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor, MS RD Recently, my 9-year old son fainted in religious school and needed to get checked out in the ER. Thank goodness he’s okay, but the food he got served bothered me … Continue reading

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Fooducate App Accolades

Fooducate App Accolades

We’ve working hard to turn Fooducate into a trusted brand for food advice. Whether on this blog, Facebook and twitter, or through our mobile apps, our goal is to empower you to make better healthier choices. And we recently announced … Continue reading

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