McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

This is a guest post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. One of the most frequently observed claims on food and beverage packaging is “all natural”. It is a term that is supposed to be subject to regulatory oversight. Two federal agencies are … Continue reading

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Considering Getting a Free Slurpee Today? Think Again

Considering Getting a Free Slurpee Today? Think Again

Today is 7/11, which is a good excuse for 7 Eleven to celebrate its annual Slurpee Giveaway. Every year, 7-11 hands out millions of free Slurpee drinks nationwide. This year, the serving size has grown from 8 ounces to 12 … Continue reading

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Mountain Dew to Kickstart Your Breakfast ?!?

Mountain Dew to Kickstart Your Breakfast ?!?

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Mountain Dew is now available for breakfast. The teen cult drink, chock full of all that is wrong with ingredients is now expanding to the breakfast category. Why do we have … Continue reading

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Top 5 Foods and Ingredients People Don’t Want to See in 2013

Top 5 Foods and Ingredients People Don’t Want to See in 2013

We ran a very informal survey on the Fooducate Facebook Page yesterday asking the community What food product or ingredient(s) would you like to see gone for good in 2013? After reading through several hundred responses here are the top … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Manufacturing High Fructose Corn Syrup

The Secrets of Manufacturing High Fructose Corn Syrup

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. High Fructose Corn Syrup is found in many foods and beverages in the US. Surplus corn supply and the need for low-cost … Continue reading

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Why High Fructose Corn Syrup is Still a Darling of Food Manufacturers

Why High Fructose Corn Syrup is Still a Darling of Food Manufacturers

High Fructose Corn Syrup is considered one of the biggest villains of health minded consumers. Nutrition-focused parents will go out of their way to buy products sans HFCS. Here at Fooducate, we bear no positive sentiment for this wunderkind of … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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FDA Rejects Name Change for High Fructose Corn Syrup

FDA Rejects Name Change for High Fructose Corn Syrup

[Image via The Daily Green] Make no mistake about the war between the sugar industry and the Corn Refiners Association. It’s about tens of millions of dollars in annual revenues. Here’s a recap of previous installments: High fructose corn syrup … Continue reading

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Over Half of Americans: Figuring out Taxes Easier than Nutrition

Over Half of Americans: Figuring out Taxes Easier than Nutrition

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) just released the 2012 Food & Health Survey Report. When it comes to eating healthy, there is a big gap between what we know we need to do and our ability to do it. … Continue reading

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