Excess Nutrients in Fortified Cereals May Pose Risk to Kids

Excess Nutrients in Fortified Cereals May Pose Risk to Kids

Manufacturers of sugary cereals often boast high levels of vitamins and minerals, even though these are mostly sprayed onto the product, not an integral part of the ingredients. This healthwashing is something we often warn about, because despite the added … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

On a recent visit to my aunt, I found this Nutty Delights Bar on her kitchen counter.  Looked yummy and seemed like a decent choice for auntie, a known junk food addict.  It has fiber, it has antioxidants . . … Continue reading

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How Fooducate Grades Products

How Fooducate Grades Products

If you’ve been using the Fooducate iPhone App you may be wondering how products are graded. We’ve received inquiries on this matter from consumers, food manufacturers, and nutrition professionals. Fooducate’s philosophy is relatively simple, but the actual algorithmic implementation is … Continue reading

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Yoplait Reformulates. Giving Away 1 Million Cups

Yoplait Reformulates. Giving Away 1 Million Cups

Big marketing move for General Mill’s Yoplait brand this week. The yogurt giant has reformulated its “Original” line of products by fortifying them with calcium and vitamin D. Calcium has moved up from 20% of the daily value to 50%, … Continue reading

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General Mills Responds to Sugary-Cereal-for-Kids Report

General Mills Responds to Sugary-Cereal-for-Kids Report

Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity presented a report on breakfast cereal this weekend  in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. The findings were not surprising and can be summed up … Continue reading

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10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

1. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food such as spinach, asparagus, and lentils. 2. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a synthetic form of folate. It is found in supplements and added to fortified foods such … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Free Advice for Back to School Moms Sponsored by Frosted Mini Wheats [Inside the Label]

Kellogg’s Free Advice for Back to School Moms Sponsored by Frosted Mini Wheats [Inside the Label]

In a press release yesterday, Kellogg’s introduced a branded back to school resource for moms called Mom’s Homeroom: “Having all the right tools is essential for learning, like knowing what your child’s learning style is so you know how to … Continue reading

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Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Image via Wikipedia When grocery shopping, have you noticed some foods claiming to be fortified with vitamins and minerals, and others claiming to be enriched? Is there a difference between the two? Turns out, that while both mean nutrients have … Continue reading

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