Buying Groceries: The Problem with Catchy “Health” Words

Buying Groceries: The Problem with Catchy “Health” Words

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. Lately, several of my clients have been asking me about “energy” bars. They often bring me bars that are organic, dairy-free, wheat-free, raw, natural — all those trendy … Continue reading

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Energy Bar or Fake Food?

Energy Bar or Fake Food?

Melinda, A fooducate community member, asks: I do a job that is very physically demanding, so to keep my energy up and hunger down, I eat a smores Pure Protien bar every morning on first break. Since I have been … Continue reading

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Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Energy bars are a popular and growing category of snack foods that are a natural evolution of breakfast cereals. Sixty years ago we had time to sit down for a hearty breakfast with the family. By the early seventies, families … Continue reading

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