Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How do you get people to eat their kale, sweet potato, flax, quinoa or chia? Put them (the ingredients, that is) in … Continue reading

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5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The FDA’s proposal for changes to the nutrition panel, introduced earlier this week, is broad and sweeping. This would be a major … Continue reading

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In Search of Gluten-free Goodness

In Search of Gluten-free Goodness

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. “Gluten-free” is big. There are gluten-free Girl Scout cookies, and even a marketing company putting on large tasting expos around the country. But the … Continue reading

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What Secret Superfood is Used in High End Snacks? (Hint: Not Kale)

What Secret Superfood is Used in High End Snacks? (Hint: Not Kale)

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. After 20+ years of attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, it’s clear to me that food companies (and consumers) have learned a thing or … Continue reading

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McDonald’s: Are we loving it more… or hating it less?

McDonald’s: Are we loving it more… or hating it less?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The McDonald’s Menu Innovation Team has been busy … innovating. Between launches of new menu items with a wink at health/nutrition (see below), … Continue reading

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Have You Been Mini-Sized?

Have You Been Mini-Sized?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Imagine a front-of-package nutrition graphic on a dessert that shows only 106 calories (ignore for now the non-compliant lack of rounding to 110) … Continue reading

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Spinning the Jelly Bean

Spinning the Jelly Bean

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. This fall, Jelly Belly will be starting “voluntary front-of-package nutrition labeling on its most popular packaged products,” according to a press release last month. … Continue reading

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Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Why would a food company show less of a beneficial nutrient than a product contains? For the same reason they might overstate one – … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. French’s is playing up how low they go… as in calories. One serving of Classic Yellow Mustard has 0 calories per 1 tsp … Continue reading

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When Vitamin C-ing is Disbelieving

When Vitamin C-ing is Disbelieving

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. There’s something about numbers in table format – they look so official, so accurate. But nutrition data, because of the nature of food … Continue reading

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