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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Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Is Barilla’s Veggie Pasta a Good Choice?

Is Barilla’s Veggie Pasta a Good Choice?

Several Fooducate community members recently asked us about veggie pasta and wanted to know if it is a better choice compared to plain. Great question! Let’s take a look at Barilla Veggie Penne Pasta, for example. It comes with added … Continue reading

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Who Knew Black Lentils Could Taste This Good?

Who Knew Black Lentils Could Taste This Good?

One of the coolest things that people discover when they begin to take a more plant-based approach to eating is the startling variety of legumes and lentils available. Black lentils are a recent discovery at Fooducate HQ, but have since … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Which is the More Nutritious Snack – Pretzel or Potato Chip?

Which is the More Nutritious Snack – Pretzel or Potato Chip?

Potato chips and pretzels are a mainstay of American snacks. Say you’re at a party that’s offering just these 2 snacks, which do you choose? The trivial answers are “the one that tastes best”. But let’s analyze the options through … Continue reading

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Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more from Fooducate community members about Quest Bars. They seem to be tasty, they have an impressive nutrition facts panel, and somebody on their team is doing a kick ass job in marketing. Quest … Continue reading

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5 Over-Hyped Foods

5 Over-Hyped Foods

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor RD. It originally appeared here. Every few week there‚Äôs a new superstar food claiming to be the answer to our health concerns. Before you jump on the latest food craze bandwagon, … Continue reading

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Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley is the fourth most cultivated cereal crop in the world, with 136 million tons grown every year. Despite its important historical role in feeding early cultures, and its current agricultural status, it seems that most people don’t give barley … Continue reading

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