If Junk Food Was More Expensive, Would You Lose More Weight?

If Junk Food Was More Expensive, Would You Lose More Weight?

One of the reasons America has become an obese nation is an extremely efficient food industry. Never in the history of mankind has food been so cheap. On average, that is. You see, unhealthy food is extremely cheap, whereas healthier … Continue reading

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Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Every once in a while we get an inspirational email from a Fooducate community member that we must share. Today, a determined young man tells his story. “Hey Fooducate community! My name is Nathan, I’m 18 years old and a … Continue reading

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How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Healthy Food?

How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Healthy Food?

There is a perception that healthy food is more expensive than the regular food. This is not entirely accurate. Healthy prepared food often costs more, but if you cook your own food, you do not need to pay an arm … Continue reading

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The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

If you are a parent, or still remember your childhood days, you know that getting kids to eat more veggies is not always easy. A behavioral scientist who happens to be a parent of three young children decided to conduct … Continue reading

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Eating Healthier IS NOT More Expensive (In the long term)

Eating Healthier IS NOT More Expensive (In the long term)

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health recently conducted a literature review and proclaimed that swapping out junk food for healthy eats would increase the price of food by $1.50 per day per person. That’s $6 every day for … Continue reading

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Food Marketing to Kids: What Every Parent Should Know

Food Marketing to Kids: What Every Parent Should Know

This is a guest post by Karen Le Billon. It originally appeared here. Here’s a summary of some alarming (and fascinating) research I’ve been doing for my new book, Getting to Yum (to be published in the spring of 2014). … Continue reading

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Kids and Food: The Lying Zone

Kids and Food: The Lying Zone

This is a guest post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Should you let your kids stop eating even if you suspect they’re not quite full? Or let them eat if you know they’re not hungry? The surprising answer is yes. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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5 Upbeat Stats About Women’s Healthy Shopping Habits

5 Upbeat Stats About Women’s Healthy Shopping Habits

Lets face it, in most families women are the decision makers when it comes to grocery shopping and nutrition. A recent survey by iVillage and Penton, confirms what we’ve been sensing in our gut over the last few years – … Continue reading

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Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain has begun a pilot health program in 23 of its Kentucky stores. The program, Health Matters at Kroger includes 3 elements: 1. Free Dietitian led tours of the supermarket, including tours specially tailored to … Continue reading

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