Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

Introducing the Fooducate Real Food Bar

[This was an April Fools' Prank, thanks for your enthusiastic support!] We’ve been blogging about healthy food choices for over five years now. Our app for making healthy food choices has been around for 3 years. We’re very proud that … Continue reading

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How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar

How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar

One of the fastest growing food categories of the last decade has been the “bar”. Add your own prefix: snack bar energy bar protein bar breakfast bar meal replacement bar ___________ bar There are many reasons for the success of … 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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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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America’s Great Dietary Divergence

America’s Great Dietary Divergence

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Every so often it is useful to take a step back, and look at trends in what people choose to eat. One especially interesting trend is what I call America’s Great … Continue reading

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Please Celebrate! Today Is National Almond Day

Please Celebrate! Today Is National Almond Day

Today, February 16th, is national almond day, and a good reason to remind ourselves how much we love almonds. A native of the Mediterranean, the almond tree has successfully acclimated to California, where most of America’s almonds are sourced. The … Continue reading

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America’s Protein Addiction

America’s Protein Addiction

According to Mintel, a marketing research firm, introductions of food and beverages with a high-protein claim are 3 times higher in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. Snacks are a big part of the trend. According to Mintel … Continue reading

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Wonderful Walnuts

Wonderful Walnuts

Did you know that less than 10% of Americans consume tree nuts in their raw form?  Tree nuts include walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts,cashews, pecans, pine nuts, almonds and pistachios.  Today we’ll talk about walnuts. Walnuts are simply wonderful. They’re tasty, affordable and … Continue reading

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Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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How to Buy Bread – Calories, Serving Size, and Nutrients [miniseries part 5]

How to Buy Bread – Calories, Serving Size, and Nutrients [miniseries part 5]

We’re on a roll here, trying to help you buy better bread. In previous posts we provided general guidelines, discussed whole grains, and explained a bit about bread ingredients. Now we’ll talk about bread serving size. What you need to … Continue reading

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