Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Food companies have many tricks for convincing parents that kid-targeted junk food is healthy.  Chocolate-filled granola bars packing nearly 3 teaspoons of sugar and only 1g of fiber are marketed as … Continue reading

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Cure for the “See Food” Diet

Cure for the “See Food” Diet

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. You know the old joke, “I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.” I’m a See Food diet kind of … Continue reading

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Edible Seaweed: Nutritious or Poisonous?

Edible Seaweed: Nutritious or Poisonous?

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. Edible sea vegetables including red, green and brown marine algae (aka seaweed) offer health benefits due to their concentrated vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and protein content. More … Continue reading

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Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How do you get people to eat their kale, sweet potato, flax, quinoa or chia? Put them (the ingredients, that is) in … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Prepare Tastier Brussels Sprouts

5 Easy Ways to Prepare Tastier Brussels Sprouts

This is a guest post by Amari Thomsen MS, RD, LDN. Don’t let past memories of tasteless boiled or steamed Brussels sprouts ruin this nutritious vegetable for you forever. These 5 easy and delicious ways to prepare Brussels sprouts will … Continue reading

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5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The FDA’s proposal for changes to the nutrition panel, introduced earlier this week, is broad and sweeping. This would be a major … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. In November last year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal to revoke the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). These oils typically … Continue reading

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So You’re Eating Healthy. Stop Bragging About It

So You’re Eating Healthy. Stop Bragging About It

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD Providing unsolicited advice is usually a bad idea. If you are reading this column, come to me as a client or marry me, you get my advice. I do not … Continue reading

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In Search of Gluten-free Goodness

In Search of Gluten-free Goodness

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. “Gluten-free” is big. There are gluten-free Girl Scout cookies, and even a marketing company putting on large tasting expos around the country. But the … Continue reading

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What Secret Superfood is Used in High End Snacks? (Hint: Not Kale)

What Secret Superfood is Used in High End Snacks? (Hint: Not Kale)

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. After 20+ years of attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, it’s clear to me that food companies (and consumers) have learned a thing or … Continue reading

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