5 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels Proposed in New Bill. One Glaring Omission

5 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels Proposed in New Bill. One Glaring Omission

Let’s admit it, nutrition labels suck. They’re confusing, have not been effective in helping Americans make healthy food choices, and are so full of loopholes that food companies have figured out how to take any crappy product and “healthwash” it … Continue reading

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How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

This is a guest post by Stacy Whitman. “Mom, can we get Cheetos?” “Mom, can we get Frosted Flakes?” “MOM?!?” I’d taken my then-6-year-old son’s to the grocery store to gather ingredients for a recipe to cook together. Concerned about … Continue reading

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Which of These Two Candy Bars is Healthier?

Which of These Two Candy Bars is Healthier?

Take a look at the candy bars above. They are identical except for one small detail in their packaging. The front of pack calorie label is red on one wrapper, green on the other. Obviously there is no difference. But … Continue reading

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DIY Baby Food: 3 Tips, a Recipe, and a Whole Lot of Savings!

DIY Baby Food: 3 Tips, a Recipe, and a Whole Lot of Savings!

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Thankfully, the baby food industry is moving in the right direction, but we still love DIY Baby Food and think these tips and tricks are ESSENTIAL.  Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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10 Tips for Healthy Eating this Fourth of July

10 Tips for Healthy Eating this Fourth of July

 This is a guest blog post by Dr. Lisa Sutherland and Emily Kaley Fireworks, friends, franks and family.  It sure sounds like the 4th of July to me!  This holiday is always fun and enjoyable but often comes at a … Continue reading

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Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

This is a guest blog post by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD Getting your fruits and vegetables may be the last thing on your mind on Superbowl Sunday. Don’t give it another thought. These winning munchies are so delicious that your … Continue reading

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A Hot Breakfast That Has It All

A Hot Breakfast That Has It All

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast! Anyone else missing the bacon in this description? Last week, I wrote Mix Pancakes With Oatmeal … Continue reading

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The New Child Nutrition Act – Will 6 cents make a difference?

The New Child Nutrition Act – Will 6 cents make a difference?

On Thursday afternoon, Congress passed the “Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act”. This happens once every 5 years, when the government reviews and re-approves the Child Nutrition Act. The law provides federal funding for feeding millions of schoolchildren lunch and sometimes … Continue reading

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40% of Shoppers: Healthy Food Tastes Bad

40% of Shoppers: Healthy Food Tastes Bad

Earlier this month Catalina Marketing released a consumer insight report demonstrating how difficult it is for consumers to shake old habits and to start buying and preparing healthy foods. Some of the interesting stats from the report: 4 out of … Continue reading

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Hey Dads – Are your kids eating healthy?

Hey Dads – Are your kids eating healthy?

Father’s day is usually associated with quirky he-gifts, a bar-b-cue, and the start of summer. It’s an overly commercialized holiday, on the heels of  mother’s day. (Ask any retailer about promotions for “moms and proms” / “dads and grads”). But … Continue reading

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