Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS For most nutrients it is easy to understand how the % Daily Value (%DV) is determined. It is simply the percentage of the 100% Daily Value amount that is in … Continue reading

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Yogurt or *Fauxgurt*?

Yogurt or *Fauxgurt*?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Protein and yogurt are still big marketing draws for “energy” bars, despite protein being one of the worst things you can … Continue reading

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5 Summer Snacking Problems Solved

5 Summer Snacking Problems Solved

This is a guest post by Anne London, MS, RD. Summer snacking problems can be a common frustration for parents. After all, summer is a time for long days at the beach and pool, camps, cookouts and time with friends … Continue reading

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MCT Oil: What Is It and Does It Work?

MCT Oil: What Is It and Does It Work?

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. You may have noticed a new rack in the supplement section of your Whole Foods Market or health food store piled high with huge bottles of MCT … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD Survey after survey repeats the message that people are confused about what to eat. To clear confusion, at least on the fruit and vegetable question, I have reviewed the scientific … Continue reading

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Six Types of Vinegar for your Kitchen

Six Types of Vinegar for your Kitchen

This is a guest post by Gretchen Witowich, MS RD. Fooducate has already elucidated the versatility of vinegar, so there’s no question that if it isn’t a staple in your pantry it should be.  However, distilled white vinegar is just … Continue reading

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The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

This is a guest blog post by Lindsay Hill. A recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that adults that are put on statins to lower their cholesterol levels tend to eat more calories and fat than adults who … Continue reading

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Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS There is a big problem with determining nutritional requirements for omega-3 fats. Even though they are almost universally praised as promoting health and well being, it is not possible to define … Continue reading

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22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and … Continue reading

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4 Reasons People Lose Weight When They Go Gluten Free

4 Reasons People Lose Weight When They Go Gluten Free

This is a guest post by Thalia Prum, Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Gluten free: A favorite claim in the food packaging world. Gluten free bread, gluten free cookies, gluten free pasta, gluten free water, gluten free gluten. The whole world’s gone … Continue reading

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