Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Grilling season is in high gear, and this weekend will see record numbers of Americans celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and … barbecued meals. Many of you will flavor your meats with an all American barbecue sauce. The origins … Continue reading

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Snapple Punch – Harm Yourself for Just 79 Cents

Snapple Punch – Harm Yourself for Just 79 Cents

Spring is here and soon the cold drink season will be in full swing. This is the first of several friendly reminders that nothing beats water for hydration. It’s healthier and cheaper than anything else being marketed to you or … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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This is Why Kids Love Ketchup

This is Why Kids Love Ketchup

If you are like most parents, by the time your children reach grade school, ketchup has become the go-to condiment for almost every meal. In severe cases, ketchup becomes the centerpiece of the meal, and the meat, rice, or pasta … Continue reading

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Twinkies Are Back. Smaller. Stabler. Less Unhealthier?

Twinkies Are Back. Smaller. Stabler. Less Unhealthier?

Twinkies, the iconic American junk food are back. For those of you who did not notice their absence from supermarket shelves, here’s a quick update. Early in 2012, Hostess, the manufacturer filed for bankruptcy citing increased labor costs and an … Continue reading

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Watermelon or Oreos? How About Watermelon Oreos…

Watermelon or Oreos? How About Watermelon Oreos…

Summer is time for watermelon. This juicy sweet treat us best served cold and provides one with a sweet hydration dessert. Kids love it, parents love it, and it’s even good for you! Someone smart at Mondelez wanted to capitalize … Continue reading

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs in on Artificially Sweetened Milk

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs in on Artificially Sweetened Milk

A few weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to change labeling requirements on chocolate milk. The FDA has been petitioned by the dairy industry to remove any indication from the front of pack regarding the milk product’s sweetener source. … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

This is part two of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. It is appalling to witness the examples I am about to share with you. The U.S. food corporations are unnecessarily feeding us chemicals … 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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