10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

There is no shortage of food products geared towards the weight loss market. After all, 50 million Americans will start (or restart) a weight loss diet next week. Catering to this large demographic has become a key strategy for many … Continue reading

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Chestnuts Are the Nuttiest Nut of Them All [Recipe]

Chestnuts Are the Nuttiest Nut of Them All [Recipe]

The holidays are a time for unique foods, and one of them is roasted chestnuts, which are available in markets for just 10 weeks a year. Chestnuts are an interesting and unique nut. The fat and protein content of a … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, so here are some interesting facts to celebrate. 1. Americans consume close to 800 million pounds of peanut butter annually, about three pounds for every man, woman and child! 2. Despite their name, … Continue reading

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Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Our 9 year old daughter is very small for her age. She has been falling off the growth charts for the past 5 years. All our kids are small, as my wife and I were in our childhood, so at … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Oil

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. Where it’s from: 1) About 95% of the world’s olive oil is produced in the Mediterranean region. Consistently, the top two olive oil producing countries are Spain (about … Continue reading

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The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Toby Amidor is a registered dietitian that loves her Greek yogurt so much that she dedicated an entire book of recipes to this Mediterranean wonder. Her new cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen, is out today. We asked Toby for a … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Happy Cinco de Mayo Monday! As more people are increasing their plant foods intake, Meatless Monday has become a popular movement. The market is responding by providing innovative meat alternatives. Neat Foods is an interesting company that offers mixes based … Continue reading

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