Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, it originally appeared here. Something happened on the soccer fields last weekend that made cupcakes seem tame by comparison: A rep from 7 Up worked the crowd, offering free diet soda … Continue reading

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Video Contest: Pour One Out!

Video Contest: Pour One Out!

Help spread the health message about sugary drinks and you could win $1,000 from our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest! Here are the details: “Celebrate Food Day, this October 24th by participating in the Pour … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution for the Food Industry – Honest Nutrition Labeling

A New Year’s Resolution for the Food Industry – Honest Nutrition Labeling

Just as the year is ending, the tireless consumer advocacy group CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) has sent a 158 page report to the FDA, entitled Food Labeling Chaos – the case for reform [download PDF]. In … Continue reading

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More Nutrition Label Improvements

More Nutrition Label Improvements

Yesterday we wrote about the FDA’s plan to refresh nutrition labels and made several of our own suggestions. In parallel, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog organization, published its own set of recommendations. They’ve … Continue reading

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80% of Nickelodeon Food Commercials are for Junk

80% of Nickelodeon Food Commercials are for Junk

The most popular kids TV Network, Nickelodeon, should be ashamed of itself, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog group, in its latest expose. The reason: Most of the ads running on the network … Continue reading

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Popcorn – The Good, The Bad, and The VERY BAD

Popcorn – The Good, The Bad, and The VERY BAD

Popcorn, the quintessential snack of the movies, is a long standing tradition. The Good: it’s a healthy, low calories snack – very filling due to its fiber content, and less than 100 calories per 3 cups of air popped popcorn. … Continue reading

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Could the Healthiest Food Also be the Deadliest?

Could the Healthiest Food Also be the Deadliest?

The consumer watchdog group CSPI published [PDF] a provocative list of 10 healthy foods that have been involved in large scale contamination in the past few years: LEAFY GREENS: 363 outbreaks involving 13,568 reported cases of illness EGGS: 352 outbreaks … Continue reading

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Salt – “The Forgotten Killer” – Updates from the Battlezone

Salt – “The Forgotten Killer” – Updates from the Battlezone

Michael Jacobson is the director of the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit consumer advocacy group that serves as an almost lone crusader against the might of the food industry lobbies in Washington DC. At … Continue reading

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11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola)

11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola)

1. Phosphoric acid is a clear, colorless, odorless liquid with a syrupy consistency. 2. Phosphoric acid is used as an acidifying agent to give colas their tangy flavor. 3. Due to the use of phosphoric acid, cola is a actually … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Guess How Much Sodium Is in This Meal

You’ll Never Guess How Much Sodium Is in This Meal

This is Red Lobster’s Admiral’s Feast including: Shrimp, bay scallops, clam strips and fried sole.  Also comes with with creamy lobster topped mashed potato, Caesar salad with dressing, and a complimentary Cheddar Bay Biscuit. Not pictured, but included in the … Continue reading

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