Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

A new cottage industry is popping up in Colorado and Washington, where marijuana has recently been legalized. Ganja gastronomy has expanded beyond the pot cookie, to chocolates, infused olive oils, and candies. Cookbooks and classes are popping up like mushrooms … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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Are Keebler’s Simply Made Cookies as Simple as Advertised?

Are Keebler’s Simply Made Cookies as Simple as Advertised?

Keebler, a cookie brand owned by Kellogg’s, is not known for its high quality products. It’s a strong brand, with dozens of products to offer, but most rate very low on Fooducate. A new line of cookies introduced by the … Continue reading

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Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

The answer – women. On average, women snack 3.1 times a day, with men only 2.7. That works out to 3 more snacks per week for the ladies. This information was collected by the NPD group, a consumer insight company. … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies Season – What to Do

Girl Scout Cookies Season – What to Do

Girl Scouts and Cookies. An inseparable American duo. Chances are if you haven’t already bought some, you will be asked to soon by your daughter or your friends’ daughter, or the neighbor’s daughter. Here’s the thing: Girl Scout cookies are … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Girl Scout Cookies

Let’s Talk Girl Scout Cookies

This is a guest blog post by Christina Le Beau. It originally appeared on Spoonfed. I was talking to a friend about Brownies. The Girl Scout kind. Her daughter had just joined a troop, and, remembering how much I’d loved … Continue reading

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Snack Girl has a problem she wants to share. She loves cookies. Not just sorta kinda loves them – LOVES them. So, when she goes to a local cafe … Continue reading

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40% of Kids’ Calories are from Junk Food

40% of Kids’ Calories are from Junk Food

Wondering why childhood obesity is running rampant? Now you know. They’re eating crap. This, according to statistics compiled by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey  (NHANES) and reported by ABC News. Half of the fattening calories come from just … Continue reading

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Top Ten School Snacks

Top Ten School Snacks

Last week we asked for your help build out our Top Ten School Snack list. We asked for snacks that 1. kids will actually eat 2. taste good or great 3. add, not detract nutritional value 4. are easy to … Continue reading

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Cheerios, But Less Salty

Cheerios, But Less Salty

Most people wouldn’t think of  Cheerios as a salt filled food. They sure don’t taste salty. But a single serving contains 190mg of sodium. That’s almost 10% of the daily maximum allowance and MORE than a serving of Doritos! That’s … Continue reading

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