Be Realistic, Give Your Kids Cheetos

Be Realistic, Give Your Kids Cheetos

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD In early May, I read a post on this blog from a fellow nutrition colleague entitled “My Kid Likes Junk Food and That’s OK” that may have had good intensions … Continue reading

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My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s OK.

My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s OK.

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD When my son Henry was two years old, we were out with another mom and her child when Henry pointed to a vending machine and squealed, “Pepsi!” I was horrified. … Continue reading

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Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Show me a child with orange fingers and a mustache of yellow crumbs, and I’ll show you an empty bag of Cheetos nearby. This crunchy snack from Frito-Lay has been around for ages, and is very popular with kids. Chester … Continue reading

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“Snackwise” Nutrition Rating System for…Snacks

“Snackwise” Nutrition Rating System for…Snacks

Add this to the growing list of nutrition ranking systems out there. Snackwise is a free, simple to use, online tool for deciding whether the snack you’re contemplating is OK or not: Developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and … Continue reading

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Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Some shoppers may have noticed lately that packages of Frito-Lay brand potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos, and Tostitos are bigger than they used to be. It’s hard to miss, especially when the one on Tostitos says: ”Hey! There’s 20 percent more … Continue reading

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NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System has updated its website to include sample score of hundreds of everyday items. We posted about NuVal and its competitors a few months ago.  These nutrition scoring systems aim to simplify the task of choosing … Continue reading

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