10 Weird Banana Facts

10 Weird Banana Facts

Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbaceous plant. They can reach 20 feet in height. “Herbaceous” means there is no woody stem and all the plant matter above the ground dies at the end of a yearly cycle. What … Continue reading

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Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

Look at all those Chemicals in a Banana!

James Kennedy is a high-school chemistry teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He feels that chemistry and chemicals are viewed upon negatively. So he decided to do something about it: “Chemistry has suffered in recent years from a negative image. Pesticides, poisons, … Continue reading

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Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy

Running a business is hard. And running a business that wants to do good in this world is even harder because of the higher standards to which one must adhere. Just ask organic farmers, for example. Ask a small food … Continue reading

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An Oat Powered Smoothie???

An Oat Powered Smoothie???

We recently got pitched by Oat Works, a company making an “oat powered” smoothie: Recognizing the dilemma for busy consumers who want to start their day with a bowl of nutrient-rich oatmeal, but lack the time to prepare it, Oatworks … Continue reading

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A Blueberry, Banana, and Acai Berry Walk into a Bar …

A Blueberry, Banana, and Acai Berry Walk into a Bar …

Ok, not a bar, a “granola bites” snack-pack for young children. This is not a joke, it’s a new product – MySuperSnack -  that promises a lot on the nutrition front. But does it also deliver? Background: The grab-and-go toddler … Continue reading

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Top Fruits by Water Content

Top Fruits by Water Content

Water makes up approximately 60% of our body weight. It plays many crucial roles in the body, from the detoxification of organs to the absorption of nutrients. Since our body requires water to function properly, the lack of water can … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Bragging Rights

A Mother’s Bragging Rights

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD and was originally posted here. There’s a brand new way to brag about our kids: Talk about how much they hate junk food. It’s not enough that we crow … Continue reading

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FRS Healthy Slim – BS PR for a BS Product

FRS Healthy Slim – BS PR for a BS Product

We recently received an email pitch from FRS, a beverage company affiliated with Lance Armstrong, Tim Tebow and other super sport stars. We decided this would be a good opportunity to conduct an exercise in critical reading, to sharpen our … Continue reading

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What’s a Banana Bunker and Why You Need One!

What’s a Banana Bunker and Why You Need One!

New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  Folks, this is hilarious. Turns out bananas need protection. Despite their durable outer protective skin, bananas tend to get mushed when packed in bags for “later”. That’s what led to the creation of Banana … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Puree pouches are all the rage right now. And not just for little kids either. My almost 11 year old daughter squeezes one into her mouth for snack at least … Continue reading

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