Sex, Babies, and Carrots. All in one Ad!

Sex, Babies, and Carrots. All in one Ad!

Marketers of junk food use a combination of pretty models, pop music and humor to sell us their crap. At Fooducate we always wish there would be money for non brand commodities to advertise themselves. Imagine if broccoli had a … Continue reading

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Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern now that Halloween festivities are behind us? Try a time tested family favorite – Orange veggie soup or as kids like to call it – Jack-O-Lantern Soup. It’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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Neat Trick to Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

Neat Trick to Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Here’s a neat trick to get your kids to eat more vegetables during a meal. Instead of offering a side of just carrots, offer a variety, for example carrots, broccoli, … Continue reading

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Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

This holiday season, we are featuring some healthy, tasty recipes from professional chef Dave Schy. Visit his website New Taste, for step by step pictures for this and other great recipes. Today – Oven Roasted Root Vegetables. Talk about getting a … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

This week we are excited to try out a new way of presenting helpful nutrition information with a tool called Prezi! Prezi takes boring slideshows to a whole new level and you will see the cool ways we used it … Continue reading

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Why Frito-Lay’s Designer Salt for Healthier Chips is NOT the Answer

Why Frito-Lay’s Designer Salt for Healthier Chips is NOT the Answer

PepsiCo, parent company of Frito-Lay, announced at an investors’ meeting yesterday that it will be making its products more healthy in the coming years. This includes cutting various products’ average sodium per serving by 25% by 2015 and saturated fat … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus, one of the most popular children’s icons, is not an appropriate role model for kids these days, a comical holiday report from the British Medical Journal says. A review of literature found that: Santa made a reckless role … Continue reading

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How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

Very healthy! Or at least that’s what new research, sponsored by ConAgra, has shown. Here’s the press release: ConAgra Foods announced today new research that shows people who ate Healthy Choice(R) really did get healthier. Participants in the 24-week study, … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Lean Cuisine’s Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta

Inside the Label: Lean Cuisine’s Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta

Lean Cuisine, A Nestle brand of frozen dinners, is very popular with dieters. “Lean Cuisine” is considered a nutrient content claim by the FDA, so all products under this brand are required to meet the “lean” criteria per serving: less … Continue reading

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