Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

ConAgra’s Chef Boyardee brand is out with a whole grain canned pasta product – Chef Boyardee Pasta, Whole Grain, Beefaroni – and they’re letting the world know about it. Take a look at this  “silent” commercial where parents are hiding … Continue reading

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Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Last week, ConAgra, a huge food conglomerate, recalled 800,000 units of Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Frozen Entrées. The fear – a salmonella infection that has spread to 14 states. Recalls happen every once in a while, and we’ve … Continue reading

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How healthy are Healthy Choices Frozen Meals?

How healthy are Healthy Choices Frozen Meals?

Even families that cook dinner from scratch have those days when there’s nothing to eat. The fridge is close to empty, and the physical and emotional resources required to cook up something from scratch are totally depleted. We turn to … Continue reading

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Six Reasons “Smart Choices” Food Labeling Won’t Help Shoppers

Six Reasons “Smart Choices” Food Labeling Won’t Help Shoppers

The “Smart Choices” front of package food labeling scheme officially launches this week. 500 Packaged foods from ConAgra, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Kraft, PepsiCo, Sun-Maid, Tyson and Unilever are already approved. The program hopes to take nutrition confusion out of your … Continue reading

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13 Interesting Facts about Beef Jerky

13 Interesting Facts about Beef Jerky

photo credit: avlxyz A venerable foodstuff that has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores, beef jerky actually has a proud heritage. Here are somethings you might want to know. 1. Jerky is a means … Continue reading

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How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

Very healthy! Or at least that’s what new research, sponsored by ConAgra, has shown. Here’s the press release: ConAgra Foods announced today new research that shows people who ate Healthy Choice(R) really did get healthier. Participants in the 24-week study, … Continue reading

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Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Image via Wikipedia Shocking but true -  the average American eats 6 frozen meals a month. The first TV dinner appeared in 1953 under the Swanson brand as a solution for busy moms who had begun joining the workforce and … Continue reading

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Food Label Tricks – 0 Fat, 0 Calories in an 8 Oz Can of Oil ?!

Food Label Tricks – 0 Fat, 0 Calories in an 8 Oz Can of Oil ?!

Here’s a math puzzle. How can an 8oz (about 230gr) container of canola oil carry ZERO calories, and ZERO fat? Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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