This Is Why the Number of Calories in Your Ice Cream Is About to Double

This Is Why the Number of Calories in Your Ice Cream Is About to Double

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The most important single value in the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods is the serving size. If the serving size is larger, so are the values of all the … Continue reading

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Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

Breyers Ice Cream Did Something Good!

In yet another win for consumers, Breyers Ice Cream will no longer be made with rBST milk. The announcement was recently made by Unilever, Breyers parent company, and will encompass all the ice cream brands under its umbrella, including Magnum, … Continue reading

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Rich Baby, Poor Baby, and the Obesity Trajectory

Rich Baby, Poor Baby, and the Obesity Trajectory

Being poor is no fun. Statistically, it also increases your chance to be obese and suffer from a food related disease such as diabetes. According to a new study published in Pediatrics, an individual’s nutrition path is set by the … Continue reading

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FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

Earlier this year, the FDA announced its plans to change the 20-year old nutrition facts panel that appears on food products. The change reflects changes in nutrition science and a better understanding of consumer behavior. We analyzed the announcement back … Continue reading

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The Curious Timing of Ben & Jerry’s No GMO Announcement

The Curious Timing of Ben & Jerry’s No GMO Announcement

Ben & Jerry’s, maker of quirky ice cream flavors and well known for it eco-friendly messages recently announced it will be switching to non GMO ingredients for its product lineup by the end of the year. Sweet! But when you … Continue reading

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America’s Top 10 Favorite Ice Creams Are…

America’s Top 10 Favorite Ice Creams Are…

We ran a survey last week and asked our Android and iPhone app users to scan their favorite ice cream. The top ten brands accounted for 75% of your “votes”. Here is the full list. Rank Brand Name Percent 1 … Continue reading

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An ER Meal: A Personal Story

An ER Meal: A Personal Story

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor, MS RD Recently, my 9-year old son fainted in religious school and needed to get checked out in the ER. Thank goodness he’s okay, but the food he got served bothered me … Continue reading

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How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

With Thanksgiving just days away, a little reminder that our holidays are a great opportunity to gain weight if we’re not careful. Courtesy of Smoothfitness. Click on the picture to zoom in. The sad part – this does not include … Continue reading

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40% of Kids’ Calories are from Junk Food

40% of Kids’ Calories are from Junk Food

Wondering why childhood obesity is running rampant? Now you know. They’re eating crap. This, according to statistics compiled by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey  (NHANES) and reported by ABC News. Half of the fattening calories come from just … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s Getting Honest about “All Natural” Label

Ben & Jerry’s Getting Honest about “All Natural” Label

As fooducate readers probably know by now, we take great care in pointing out marketing claims disguised as health claims. You know, the smart wordy quotes that make you feel you’re gonna live forever, disease free if you just buy … Continue reading

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