Here’s Why You Should Add Chicken Feet to Your Soup

Here’s Why You Should Add Chicken Feet to Your Soup

This is a guest blog post by Chef Rob Endelman. It’s been cold and I’ve been making a big pot of chicken soup almost weekly. The preparation is straightforward: I put chicken pieces (usually two whole legs, a neck or two … Continue reading

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Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Kefir, the more probiotically-endowed cousin to buttermilk and drinkable yogurt, is a cultured, fermented dairy beverage that’s been around for centuries, but doesn’t … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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Milk – The Pros and Cons

Milk – The Pros and Cons

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Milk was in the news last week, following an opinion piece by well respected cookbook author and journalist Mark Bittman. Got Milk? Don’t Need It generated a lively discussion on the interwebs, and we thought … Continue reading

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Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna (by Clif Bar), the brand of bars targeted to the “fit female”, has released a new product, apparently for the Ensure generation. The Luna Fiber bar is soft, sweet and pumped up with fiber, vitamins and minerals. While the … 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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Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

This is the third of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 2, we explained what processed cheese is. Today we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. It’s been a … Continue reading

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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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Mott’s for Tots Bone Health Juice [Nutrition Impostor]

Mott’s for Tots Bone Health Juice [Nutrition Impostor]

Take a look at this juice. You’d think it was some magic elixir that will help your baby grow strong and healthy bones. What your toddler will be getting is an addiction to sweet and cavities. That’s because there are … Continue reading

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Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Kraft Milk & Granola Bars. Fortified Candy.

Here’s a note we got from a a long time reader of the Fooducate blog, Alison: Just curious to see if you have looked at the new Kraft Milk and Granola bars? I saw these at my local grocer in … Continue reading

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