Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

The answer is no. Here is the story. Fast food conglomerates such as Burger King and McDonald’s are notorious for their advertising and marketing to kids. It’s so bad that the federal government considered intervening. Alas, well-funded lobbies representing corporate … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is for McDonald’s to Leave My Kids Alone!

All I Want for Christmas is for McDonald’s to Leave My Kids Alone!

Being a good parent is hard. Teaching your kids wrong from right, protecting them from harm, and encouraging their curiosity are all part of a mother’s and father’s daily routine. Creating healthy food habits is also a major component of … Continue reading

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This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

While adults are tempted by close up shots of a burger or salad, fast food companies use toys and movie tie-ins to reel in kids. This and other interesting findings are from a recent article published in PLos entitled How … Continue reading

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The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

Nuggets are no health food, as we discussed yesterday in our McDonald’s vs. Burger King Nuggets post. Some of you asked us if Chick-fil-A is any better?  Wendy’s? What is a healthy choice for fast food nuggets? None! Here are … Continue reading

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Comparing Burger King’s New Chicken Nuggets to McDonald’s McNuggets

Comparing Burger King’s New Chicken Nuggets to McDonald’s McNuggets

We’re no fans of fast food here. But the sad truth is that many Americans eat several meals a week in “Quick Serve Restaurants”. We recently got pitched by Burger King’s PR department and were hoping to learn of new … Continue reading

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What Secret Ingredients are Lurking in Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae?

What Secret Ingredients are Lurking in Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae?

Burger King’s summer menu includes a new dessert that’s riding high on the bacon fetish that has swept America in the last few years. The Bacon Sundae is your basic Sundae dessert with a few pieces of bacon shoved in … Continue reading

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Sign of Hope? Fast Food Chains Launch “Kids Live Well” Menu Items

Sign of Hope? Fast Food Chains Launch “Kids Live Well” Menu Items

The National Restaurant Association has just launched a program called “Kids Live Well” that includes changes to kiddie meals being served by 19 franchises in over 15,000 locations across the country. The list includes big chains like IHOP, Burger King, … Continue reading

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The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet…Is it April Fools Day Already?

The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet…Is it April Fools Day Already?

This has got to be either a joke or a bad dream. Taco Bell is running a campaign called the Drive Thru Diet with a pretty gal named Christine who claims to have lost 54 pounds of weight by eating … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Independence

The Meaning of Independence

Happy 4th of July everyone. We’d rather it be called Independence Day, because that is what we have been celebrating for the past 200 years, not a date 7/04. As we head to cookouts, picnics, bar-b-ques and other food related … Continue reading

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Why Parents are Helpless Against Junk Food

Why Parents are Helpless Against Junk Food

You’re in your thirties, forties and fifties. You’re trying to eat better than you once did. You’ve gained a few pounds since highschool, and maybe even have a medical condition. You’re not eating all the stuff you used to, whether … Continue reading

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