Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

America has become an obesogenic country. That’s because everywhere you turn to, unhealthy food and beverage are within arm’s reach. Supermarkets have become part of the problem. In a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 240 … Continue reading

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This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

One of the hidden dangers of processed foods is high levels of sodium. Americans consume almost twice the amount of salt they should on a daily basis, and the majority comes from prepared foods. The restaurant industry is a major … Continue reading

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Lucky Charms Turns 50. Three Reasons Not to Celebrate

Lucky Charms Turns 50. Three Reasons Not to Celebrate

Lucky Charms, a cereal brand owned and operated by General Mills, is celebrating 50 years of “magically delicious” breakfasts. Jubilees are joyous, but when looking at what this product has been offering to 3 generations of children, we just want … Continue reading

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In Slow-Motion Food Politics, Grassroots Efforts are Gaining Momentum

In Slow-Motion Food Politics, Grassroots Efforts are Gaining Momentum

This is a guest blog post by Bridgette Kidd, MPH, RD. As you may have heard, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally considering fully addressing the issue of trans fats – an industry developed public health … Continue reading

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America’s Top Nutrition Educators: Not Who You’d Expect

America’s Top Nutrition Educators: Not Who You’d Expect

Pop Quiz: Who teaches our kids the most about nutrition? Dietitians Teachers Family Other If you answered other, you’re right. In an interesting op-ed in the Huffington Post, Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, claims … Continue reading

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USDA Unveils Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines

USDA Unveils Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines

Good news coming from the USDA this week, as the government agency charged with our kids’ nutrition has published guidelines for healthier snacks. The Smart Snacks in Schools Standard defines what competitive foods will be allowed in schools starting in … Continue reading

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91% of Kids’ Fast Food Meals Unfit By Industry’s Own Nutrition Standards

91% of Kids’ Fast Food Meals Unfit By Industry’s Own Nutrition Standards

Fast food chains are a popular destination for families in the US. The kiddie menu offers parents a peace of mind that a child will eat her meal. Unfortunately, just like the adult food, the children’s options are full of … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

We wish the headline was improved ingredients for fruit roll ups, but unfortunately that is not the case. The good news is that that the front of pack of will be changing to be less deceptive.You see, Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Cartoons Were Invented to Market Junk Food to Kids

Saturday Morning Cartoons Were Invented to Market Junk Food to Kids

OK, not just junk food. Toys too. But as anyone growing up in the 70′s and 80′s remembers, those 3 hours in front of TV exposed kids to the worst types of foods for their health. And today, kids are … Continue reading

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What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

UPDATE: 7 Up announced on Thursday Nov 9 that it will discontinue the product. (h/t to Nancy) Did you know you that soft drinks are now a source of antioxidants? At least that’s what 7Up would have you believe if … Continue reading

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