Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Smoking is a millennia old technique used in many cultures to preserve food. Meats and fish would hang on rungs in a smokehouse over the course of a few hours to days. The meat was preserved by 2 means – … Continue reading

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Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have  issued a draft of updated recommendations on the consumption of fish for childbearing women and children. In 2004, the FDA’s recommendation was to limit the consumption of large … Continue reading

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Five Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Five Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Food was not easy to come by before the agricultural, industrial, and technological revolutions of the last few centuries. But, before that time, civilizations were able to grow and prosper for thousands of years. In Nazareth and Jerusalem circa 2000 … Continue reading

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Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

This is a guest post by Brenna Memole, a student in the Nutritional Sciences program at UC Berkeley. Nutrition has never been McDonald’s strong suit, so it isn’t surprising that the company’s  sustainability / environmental practices have trouble getting much … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

This post is a guest post from Katie Sullivan Morford and originally appeared here. I’ve heard rumblings about the Paleo Diet for years, but the trend towards eating like a caveman appears to be gaining traction of late.  Friends are … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday School Lunches

Meatless Monday School Lunches

Someone is doing a good job in Los Angeles. The nation’s second largest school district, feeding over half a million children daily, has been slowly improving the nutrition profile of its lunches over the last few years.  For example, this … 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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8 Grocery Tips Ahead of the Long Weekend

8 Grocery Tips Ahead of the Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of grilling season for America. For good or for bad, our appreciation for fallen heroes is intertwined with families and friends getting together to celebrate the season’s first bar-b-que. So when you raise your … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

Not all red meats are created equal. Better phrased – not all red meats affect our health equally. These are the findings published recently in Circulation, the scholarly journal of the American Heart Association. Turns out that processed meats are … Continue reading

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