Hershey’s New Nutrition Offensive

Hershey’s New Nutrition Offensive

It always cracks us up to read about nutrition initiatives coming from candy companies. You’ve got to hand it to them, they keep trying. This time it’s the Hershey Company, stalwart of the chocolate addiction industry in the US. In … Continue reading

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With Candy Like This, Who Needs Real Food?

With Candy Like This, Who Needs Real Food?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Dark chocolate!    Goji!    Flavanols!   Antioxidants!     Real fruit juice! With candy like this, who needs real food? If only those terms meant something. … Continue reading

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Great News from Hershey: Chocolate more Nutritious than Fruits!!!

Great News from Hershey: Chocolate more Nutritious than Fruits!!!

The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition (Yes, candy makers have nutrition centers!) yesterday published a not-so-surprising study touting the health benefits of chocolate. But for the first time, they put the nutritional benefits into a context. It appears that … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Is the ADA Dropping its Corporate Sponsors?

Exclusive: Is the ADA Dropping its Corporate Sponsors?

UPDATE: See ADA’s response below. We’ve just learned from several dietitians about an online survey the American Dietetic Association is circulating among its 70,000 strong membership, focusing on RDs attitudes about the organization’s corporate sponsorship program. You know – taking … Continue reading

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ADA and Hershey Partnership Raises Questions About Global Child Welfare

ADA and Hershey Partnership Raises Questions About Global Child Welfare

This a guest blog post by Carol Plotkin, MS, RD, CDN Like many of my colleagues, I have a mixed reaction to the partnership between my professional organization, the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the Hershey Center for Health and … Continue reading

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ADA Response to Accusations on Partnership with Hershey

ADA Response to Accusations on Partnership with Hershey

A couple of weeks ago we lamented the signing of a sponsorship deal between the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and chocolate mega-corp Hershey. We exchanged emails with the ADA in order to voice our concern and to learn more about … Continue reading

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