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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The Multivitamin BS is Exposed

The Multivitamin BS is Exposed

A new study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that multivitamins consumed by older women do not increase lifespan. In fact, some supplements were shown to slightly increase mortality. Close to 40,000 women were followed over the course … Continue reading

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Is Milk Good for Me or Bad for Me?

Is Milk Good for Me or Bad for Me?

A new documentary, Got the facts on Milk?, now available on DVD,  answers the question unequivocally: Milk is BAD for everyone. Got the facts on Milk? is the work of filmaker Shira Lane whose dairy allergy prompted her to examine the … Continue reading

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Eating Healthfully on the Cheap

Eating Healthfully on the Cheap

When it comes to eating healthfully, there are two complaints that come up most often: 1. The nutritional value of a food is inverse proportion to how good it tastes. 2. Nutritious food is too expensive. These 2 claims are … Continue reading

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Yoplait Reformulates. Giving Away 1 Million Cups

Yoplait Reformulates. Giving Away 1 Million Cups

Big marketing move for General Mill’s Yoplait brand this week. The yogurt giant has reformulated its “Original” line of products by fortifying them with calcium and vitamin D. Calcium has moved up from 20% of the daily value to 50%, … Continue reading

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Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

In the past few years, sales of vitamin D supplements have soared. More and more people have been tested for vitamin D deficiencies, and many doctors advised their patients to up their intake. But this trend may be coming to … Continue reading

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