Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Riding the waves of popularity and health of Greek Yogurt, Post has decided to add a Greek Yogurt Cereal to its Lineup. Enter “Honey Bunches of Oats, Greek Honey Crunch” which is a granola coated with yogurt, or something that … Continue reading

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The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey,¬†Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at¬†Palate Works. Each year, the NASFT trade show (aka Fancy Food Show) brings out another ton of chocolate, cheese, gourmet spices/sauces/pates, cookies and other manner … Continue reading

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64 Food Rules

64 Food Rules

Michael Pollan’s new book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual came out over the holidays. For those of you not familiar with his work, Mr. Pollan, a professor of journalism and an author, is considered one of the grass roots leaders … 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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80% of Nickelodeon Food Commercials are for Junk

80% of Nickelodeon Food Commercials are for Junk

The most popular kids TV Network, Nickelodeon, should be ashamed of itself, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog group, in its latest expose. The reason: Most of the ads running on the network … Continue reading

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Nature’s Path Organic Oatmeal – a Nutritious Breakfast? [Inside the Label]

Nature’s Path Organic Oatmeal – a Nutritious Breakfast? [Inside the Label]

The days are getting colder and many families are switching from breakfast cereal to hot oatmeal. We took a look at Nature’s Path Organic Instant Hot Oatmeal – Apple Cinnamon to see just how good it would be to start … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Free Advice for Back to School Moms Sponsored by Frosted Mini Wheats [Inside the Label]

Kellogg’s Free Advice for Back to School Moms Sponsored by Frosted Mini Wheats [Inside the Label]

In a press release yesterday, Kellogg’s introduced a branded back to school resource for moms called Mom’s Homeroom: “Having all the right tools is essential for learning, like knowing what your child’s learning style is so you know how to … Continue reading

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Salt Myths

Salt Myths

Our body needs salt to function properly, but most of us are getting twice as much as our bodies need. This leads to high blood pressure, hypertension, and other maladies. Many times people are not even aware that their sodium … Continue reading

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Eating Cheerios Reduces Cholesterol in 30 Days, says General Mills. [Brings World Peace in 3 months, too]

Eating Cheerios Reduces Cholesterol in 30 Days, says General Mills. [Brings World Peace in 3 months, too]

Add this to the ever growing list of ridiculous health claims from food manufacturers. General Mills, one of the breakfast cereal quartet (Post, Quaker, and Kellogg’s are the other 3), has published a press release: Research presented today [...] revealed … Continue reading

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Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Image via Wikipedia When grocery shopping, have you noticed some foods claiming to be fortified with vitamins and minerals, and others claiming to be enriched? Is there a difference between the two? Turns out, that while both mean nutrients have … Continue reading

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