22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and … Continue reading

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Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

First there were potato chips. Then there were chocolate chips. Now, Lay’s is introducing Chocolate Potato Chips. Oh, the sheer joy. Or horror. According to Lay’s, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, this is a limited time product that the company is … Continue reading

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Two Snack Plates – Which Would You Choose?

Two Snack Plates – Which Would You Choose?

Take a look at these 2 snack plates. Both look pretty tempting. Ask your self 3 questions: Which is healthier? Which one takes longer to prepare? Which one would your family finish off first? Have a great weekend and don’t … Continue reading

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The Bad News about Healthy Lunches

The Bad News about Healthy Lunches

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Dina R. Rose I’m going to suggest something radical: ┬áDon’t worry about packing a healthy school lunch. I’m not suggesting you send your kids off to school with Devil Dogs and Twinkies.┬áBut … Continue reading

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Dieters Rejoice!? Less Food in Every Package

Dieters Rejoice!? Less Food in Every Package

Interesting writeup in the New York Times this week about the shrinking package sizes of processed foods. Turns out that the recession, along with rising costs of commodities, have brought about a sneaky habit by many manufacturers. Instead of raising … Continue reading

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What’s Bob Marley Doing at a Food Show?

What’s Bob Marley Doing at a Food Show?

Fooducate has hit the road and is spending some time at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, a trade show dedicated to the Natural Food Industry. Over 3000 natural and organic food and ingredient manufacturers exhibit their goods twice a … Continue reading

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Portion Distortion – The Hidden Enemy and How YOU Can Fight Back

Portion Distortion – The Hidden Enemy and How YOU Can Fight Back

One of the trickiest aspects of eating well is consuming the right portion size. Eating homemade, unprocessed foods, with lots of whole grains, low fat meats and dairy can still lead to excessive calorie consumption if you don’t exercise portion … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

As the new year approaches, and with it a multitude of resolutions for a healthier behavior, we will be seeing many new announcements about nutrition, foods and exercise contraptions. Getting a head start is Frito-Lay, the savory snack stalwart owned … Continue reading

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Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

We participated earlier this week in the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo includes a showcase by food companies boasting their healthy products to masses of dietitians and future dietitians. Some products are clearly healthy … Continue reading

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Snack Binge: It’s Not Your Fault, It’s the Package!

Snack Binge: It’s Not Your Fault, It’s the Package!

There’s an interesting study published in the October issue of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. The researchers, Adriana Madzharov and Lauren Block of Baruch College, CUNY, wanted to observe the effect of product package information on consumer behavior. More specifically, … Continue reading

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