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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10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Half a Billion Eggs Recalled. 5 Tips to Play It Safe

Half a Billion Eggs Recalled. 5 Tips to Play It Safe

With 3 recalls in just 2 weeks, this summer salmonella fest has got to be one of the biggest food safety scares of 2010.   And since nobody is saying this is over yet, there could be more cases reported … Continue reading

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