The Problem With Fruit Juice

The Problem With Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is available year-round, affordable, convenient, and kids love it. Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other juice brands have spent decades educating us that fruit juice is just as healthy as fruit. It worked! USDA stats place fruit drinks and … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet  (Signs of Improvement)

The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet (Signs of Improvement)

NPD, a consumer marketing research firm has recently published its 28th annual Eating Patterns in America Report. The findings appear cautiously optimistic as the authors found a few positive trends: The rate of obesity seems to be leveling off, after … Continue reading

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Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Important memo to parents: Children are a species of human with a digestive system just like you. It’s more than OK to feed them exactly what you feed yourself. It’s probably better for them because most products marketed to kids … Continue reading

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Why is New York City Warning Parents About Fruit Drinks?

Why is New York City Warning Parents About Fruit Drinks?

New York City’s Health Department, the good folks who are fearlessly practicing public health policy, are at it again. Last year they warned us about soft drinks. This summer they are back, with a campaign warning parents about the dangers … Continue reading

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Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Energy drinks are no bastion of health.  Sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and tons of caffeine make them a bad choice!  But when we saw Ocean Spray’s Cran-Energy Sparkling drinks, we thought it could be different. Alas, yet … Continue reading

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The New Lunchables with Fruit. Is this the Best Kraft Can Do?

The New Lunchables with Fruit. Is this the Best Kraft Can Do?

It’s back to school season and we’re taking a look at foods many parents are likely to pack in their kids bags. Lunchables is a very successful brand that we have reviewed in the past. Our conclusion then was that … Continue reading

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All Natural Fruit Snack?

All Natural Fruit Snack?

Take a look at Mott’s Medley’s Fruit Snack. The package looks promising: All natural fruit snack Good source of vitamin C Gluten Free & Fat Free No Artificial Flavors, Colors, Sweeteners, or Preservatives made with real fruit and vegetable juice. … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Mix Pepsi and a Hard Boiled Egg?

What Happens When You Mix Pepsi and a Hard Boiled Egg?

This is a guest blog post by  Lisa Cain, Ph.D Most of the discussion on drinking soda has focused on high fructose corn syrup and its detrimental effects on blood sugar and weight.  But, what about your teeth? Today, we … Continue reading

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Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

You’ve probably heard that celery has a negative calorie count. How could that be? The energy your body burns in breaking down the fibrous strands in the celery is more energy than the vegetable actually provides. We’re talking single digits … Continue reading

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Inside the Label – Danimals, Liquid Yogurt Candy

Inside the Label – Danimals, Liquid Yogurt Candy

If you have young children, you probably recognize the Danimals brand of yogurt drink and may have even bought some for your children. Was it the Hannah Montana co-marketing, The mysterious LGG,  No High Fructose Corn Syrup, or the promise … Continue reading

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