Clean Label or Mislabeled?

Clean Label or Mislabeled?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. What’s not to like about a “clean” label – listing only one or two ingredients – to show how pure a … Continue reading

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7 Easy Tips to Make Portion Control Your Super Weapon for Weight Loss

7 Easy Tips to Make Portion Control Your Super Weapon for Weight Loss

Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy food may still lead to weight gain. How, you ask? It’s a matter of portion sizes. The larger the portion, the more calories in. That’s why it’s crucial to be aware of not just … Continue reading

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America Needs Ingredient List Labels Like THIS

America Needs Ingredient List Labels Like THIS

When cooking from a recipe, each ingredient you’ll be using appears with its required quantity. But when we look at an ingredient list for packaged foods, the quantity is not there. We can only guesstimate how much flour or sugar … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference between Composite and Component Ingredient Lists?

What’s the Difference between Composite and Component Ingredient Lists?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. Though the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has many specific rules and regulations, it offers surprising latitude in choosing how ingredients are listed in foods. One can list all of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

This a guest blog post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD For most families, breadcrumbs have become a pantry staple; a quick addition to all kinds of recipes.  Breadcrumbs provide meatloaf with its perfect shape, give casseroles a crisp topping, and … Continue reading

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Oranges, Bugs & Bees? Why Your Fruit May Not Be Vegetarian or Vegan

Oranges, Bugs & Bees? Why Your Fruit May Not Be Vegetarian or Vegan

Oranges are one of nature’s best snacks. Fruits and veggies are often assumed to be vegan & vegetarian friendly, but this is not always true. So what vegan or vegetarian unfriendly ingredients lie in your oranges? Here is an example … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Labeling – Gluten Free Granola

Misadventures in Labeling – Gluten Free Granola

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Q: When does a granola cereal have only 120 calories? A: When it’s labeled with the wrong serving size. Glutenfreeda has a line … Continue reading

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Lose Up to 9 Pounds – Read Food Labels!

Lose Up to 9 Pounds – Read Food Labels!

The journal Agricultural Economics recently published some interesting conclusions from an analysis of 25,000 responses in the U.S. National Health Interview Survey. Researchers found that people who read nutrition labels are thinner than those who don’t: People living in metro … Continue reading

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Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Nielsen recently surveyed over 25,000 people around the globe to learn about healthy eating trends. The marketing research firm published a report earlier this week,with some interesting findings. The most interesting for us is how confused people are by nutrition labels, … Continue reading

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10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

The FDA is planning a minor facelift to the 20 year old nutrition label. When nutrition labels were introduced into the market, the food industry battled vehemently against them, while the government and health organizations explained that providing detailed information … Continue reading

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