McDonald’s: Are we loving it more… or hating it less?

McDonald’s: Are we loving it more… or hating it less?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The McDonald’s Menu Innovation Team has been busy … innovating. Between launches of new menu items with a wink at health/nutrition (see below), … Continue reading

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The Protein Marketing Offensive is On!

The Protein Marketing Offensive is On!

There was an interesting article in a recent Wall Street Journal article, examining the efficacy of a single word – Protein – on the attractiveness of food products to health conscious consumers. As we all know, protein, fat, and carbohydrates … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Healthify Your Superbowl Sunday

Five Ways to Healthify Your Superbowl Sunday

Game day is coming up, and it will be a celebration of all that is great in America – sport, TV, friends, and food. Nutritionally, chow served up during Superbowl parties leaves much to be desired. If the combo of … Continue reading

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New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

We’re proud to announce our latest iPhone app – Allergy Talk by Fooducate. As you can probably guess, this app has been designed to address the needs of people with allergies and intolerances. In addition to the regular Fooducate functionality … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Mayonnaise

11 Things to Know About Mayonnaise

1. The three building blocks of mayonnaise are (1) raw egg yolks (!) (2) vegetable oil (3) vinegar      Seasoning, mustard, and lemon juice may be added for flavor. 2. The source of the word “mayonnaise” is unknown, but … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Mix Pepsi and a Hard Boiled Egg?

What Happens When You Mix Pepsi and a Hard Boiled Egg?

This is a guest blog post by  Lisa Cain, Ph.D Most of the discussion on drinking soda has focused on high fructose corn syrup and its detrimental effects on blood sugar and weight.  But, what about your teeth? Today, we … Continue reading

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Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

One of the problems with nutrition science is that it changes every once in a while when new research come in, but it takes the public a long time to readjust its mindset. The result is mass confusion regarding what’s … Continue reading

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Study: Organic Not More Nutritious. So What!

Study: Organic Not More Nutritious. So What!

The organic and conventional food camps have another new study to argue over. This one is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: A “disappointingly small” number of well-designed studies have looked at whether organic foods may have health … Continue reading

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Happy Easter Everyone! [Funny Egg Video]

Happy Easter Everyone! [Funny Egg Video]

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Today is Pancake Day [Healthy Recipe Included]

Today is Pancake Day [Healthy Recipe Included]

Today is Pancake Day, another made up holiday created to increase our consumption of pancakes. While in and of themselves, pancakes are not necessarily an unhealthy food, it’s the huge servings and added “dressings” that have turned pancakes into unhealthy … Continue reading

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