Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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5 Over-Hyped Foods

5 Over-Hyped Foods

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor RD. It originally appeared here. Every few week there’s a new superstar food claiming to be the answer to our health concerns. Before you jump on the latest food craze bandwagon, … Continue reading

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The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Each year, the NASFT trade show (aka Fancy Food Show) brings out another ton of chocolate, cheese, gourmet spices/sauces/pates, cookies and other manner … Continue reading

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A Guide to Edible Seeds

A Guide to Edible Seeds

This is a guest post by Lori Popkewitz Alper. It originally appeared on her blog, Groovy Green Livin. Edible seeds have been making their way into my smoothies, soups and chili over the past few weeks. The assortment of edible seeds that lines … Continue reading

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Five Top Trends from the Recent Natural Foods Expo (Yummy Pics Included)

Five Top Trends from the Recent Natural Foods Expo (Yummy Pics Included)

Last week we participated at the semi annual natural food expo in Baltimore. Formally named Natural Products Expo East, the show brings together the companies making natural and organic products and the buyers of the natural retail stores. Food is … Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

A member of the mint family, the chia seed is a “nutrient and protein packed powerhouse” that boasts an interesting history and many useful nutritional applications. Here is to the superfood seed that is making it back into our diets … Continue reading

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Praise for Chia Seeds [13 Things to Know]

Praise for Chia Seeds [13 Things to Know]

There are more and more people asking us about chia seeds lately, so here are a few things to know. 1. Chia is derived from the word “chian” which means oily. Chia is an edible seed derived from the plant … Continue reading

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