Kids’ Cereal: Slight Improvement. Long Road Still Ahead

Kids’ Cereal: Slight Improvement. Long Road Still Ahead

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently released its 2012 report entitled Cereal F.A.C.T.S. Three years after their original report on the state of advertising to children, researchers report “Limited progress in the  nutrition quality and marketing … Continue reading

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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … Continue reading

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My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s OK.

My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s OK.

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD When my son Henry was two years old, we were out with another mom and her child when Henry pointed to a vending machine and squealed, “Pepsi!” I was horrified. … Continue reading

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About Those Colorful Easter Candies

About Those Colorful Easter Candies

Easter, the holiday of spring and renewal, is also the holiday of brightly colored eggs and candies. Today, millions of kids will gorge on sweets. And some, as a result, will start bouncing off the walls. It could be the … Continue reading

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Spotted in a Shopping Cart – A Big Fat Lie

Spotted in a Shopping Cart – A Big Fat Lie

We received this picture from Fooducate community member Tamar. The shopping carts are plastered with an advertisement. We can live with that, its a way for the grocer to make a few extra bucks. And if a snack is advertised, … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Recalls 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar

Kellogg’s Recalls 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar

Kellogg’s announced on Friday it is recalling millions of boxes of cereal boxes due to “an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.” The recalled products are certain boxes of Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous posts I have proposed that the FDA regulate front-of-package nutrition labels by better enforcement of existing regulations and by setting minimum standards for labels that rate the … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous post, I suggested that regulation of front-of-package nutrition labels should begin with better enforcement of existing standards. Existing regulations, I argued, already provide adequate tools to clamp … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 1 of 3: Better Enforcement of Existing Standards

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 1 of 3: Better Enforcement of Existing Standards

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton At the top of the FDA’s agenda for 2010 is regulating front-of-package nutrition labels. Proponents of symbols like the Heart Check mark and the Smart Choices logo and rating systems … Continue reading

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Introducing CerealScan™ – Iphone App for Choosing Healthier Cereal

Introducing CerealScan™ – Iphone App for Choosing Healthier Cereal

Cereal has become, in just over a century, the quintessential American breakfast. Tens of millions of people start their day with a bowl of flakes, puffs, or crisps poured from a cardboard box . There are over 1000 different cold … Continue reading

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