Salty Baby? Our Sodium Preference May Be Set During Infancy

Salty Baby? Our Sodium Preference May Be Set During Infancy

Our craving preference for salt begins as early as infancy, according to new research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In an interesting experiment, researchers were able to show that the first types of solid foods given to … Continue reading

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What a Letdown: Campbell’s Zigzag on Sodium in Soups

What a Letdown: Campbell’s Zigzag on Sodium in Soups

Folks, the chart tells it all. After several years of promoting and pushing low sodium salts, Campbell’s Board of Directors has decided the strategic and widely publicized move was a mistake. Sales of the core soups have been slumping, and … Continue reading

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How Do Food Prices Affect Childhood Obesity?

How Do Food Prices Affect Childhood Obesity?

One of the logical assumptions about the current obesity epidemic is that it is caused by the wide availability of cheap junk food. Obviously, the food industry does not feel this way, and lays the blame elsewhere. The Economic Research … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day…But the Pesticide Won’t Go Away

An Apple a Day…But the Pesticide Won’t Go Away

The old adage about keeping the doctor away does not take into account the potentially harmful effects of pesticide residue on apples and many other fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non profit that uses the power … Continue reading

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What Do People Look For on Nutrition Labels?

What Do People Look For on Nutrition Labels?

Earlier this month, The NPD Group, a market research firm, released a report on consumer trends in reading Nutrition Labels. Hey, that’s our favorite subject matter, so we were eager to take a look. Top 5 items consumers are most … Continue reading

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YOU MUST WATCH THIS – Passionate Plea for Better Food for America’s Kids [Jamie Oliver, TED 2010]

YOU MUST WATCH THIS – Passionate Plea for Better Food for America’s Kids [Jamie Oliver, TED 2010]

Spend 20 minutes watching the passionate plea of super chef turned food revolutionary, Jamie Oliver. his wish: I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again, and … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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Sesame Street – A New Generation of Farmers?

Sesame Street – A New Generation of Farmers?

First Lady Michelle Obama is making a guest appearance on Sesame Street in honor of the show’s 40th anniversary. Elmo, Big Bird and 3 cute kids get to plant some seeds and talk about the health benefits of eating veggies. … Continue reading

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Why The Organic vs. Conventional Argument is Moot for Most People

Why The Organic vs. Conventional Argument is Moot for Most People

The blogosphere is in a frenzy. A new, comprehensive study from the UK, has proclaimed that there is no nutritional benefit to organic food, nor is there any health benefit. Organic supporters are tearing apart at the conclusions, while many … Continue reading

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Baby Food – To Buy or not to Buy?

Baby Food – To Buy or not to Buy?

Image via Wikipedia Baby food is big business, with over half a billion dollars in sales last year. For the companies manufacturing jars of mashed bananas and carrots, this is quite a profitable pursuit. But why do parents, who could … Continue reading

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