Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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Cold Brew Your Tea

Cold Brew Your Tea

With summer just around the corner, proper daily hydration is becoming more important. We are big fans of chilled tap water, as readers of this blog already know. For people who want to add flavor to their H 2 O … Continue reading

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Tell Me Where that Color Came From!

Tell Me Where that Color Came From!

If you don’t know the story of how Fooducate got started, it all began with a glow-in-the-dark yogurt. The ultra-bright ingredient that turned listless strawberry puree into an explosion of pink, was an artificial dye – Red #40. Implicated in … Continue reading

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10 Proven Techniques To Get Your Child Eating Veggies

10 Proven Techniques To Get Your Child Eating Veggies

“Eat your veggies” is a mantra generations of mothers have passed on to their progeny. We all acknowledge the importance of vegetables and fruits to our health – fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc. – yet most children and parents do … Continue reading

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Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

We’ve been following developments in nutrition rating schemes and front of package labeling for quite some time. Smart Choices is a labeling system that informs consumers which products are a nutritious choice using a green check mark as a quick … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

We recently reviewed several healthy snack options,  fruit leathers, and freeze dried fruit. Today, a look at another option – Bear Fruit Bars. We’d like to thank reader Sarah S, a Fooducate Product Tester, for her feedback. Bear Fruit Bars … Continue reading

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Cherries for the Heart, New Study Claims

Cherries for the Heart, New Study Claims

Findings presented this weekend at the American Dietetic Association’s annual conference in Chicago claim that eating tart cherries may reduce the risk of heart disease. From HealthDay: New research ties eating tart cherries to lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation and cutting … Continue reading

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Is it ripe? Choosing the Perfect Melon

Is it ripe? Choosing the Perfect Melon

Prevention’s Nutrition Blog provides great tips for choosing ripe fruit at the market. Here’s what they recommend for melons: Cantaloupes are very delicate so inspect them carefully for tears, bruises or mushy spots. Next, keep in mind that ripe melons … Continue reading

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