Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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How Do Food Prices Affect Childhood Obesity?

How Do Food Prices Affect Childhood Obesity?

One of the logical assumptions about the current obesity epidemic is that it is caused by the wide availability of cheap junk food. Obviously, the food industry does not feel this way, and lays the blame elsewhere. The Economic Research … Continue reading

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Save America’s Babies from Obesity: Join Dr. Greene’s “White Out” Campaign

Save America’s Babies from Obesity: Join Dr. Greene’s “White Out” Campaign

Fooducate recently presented at the Health 2.0 conference in San Diego. On stage, facilitating the discussion on food as a preventive medicine, was Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, author, and Stanford professor. His website, DrGreene.com, has been online since 1995! … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! 2011 Food and Nutrition Trends

Happy New Year! 2011 Food and Nutrition Trends

Hi everyone, great to see we all made it to 2011! 2010 was full of interesting developments in the food and nutrition space. The First Lady launched Let’s Move, to stop childhood obesity. The FDA and the FTC went with … Continue reading

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Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

Yoplait Yogurts to Become rBGH Free (Yes, that’s a good thing)

General Mills, parent company of Yoplait brand yogurts, announced this week that it will stop using milk from cows treated with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). The announcement covers the entire product line and will be fully implemented by August: … Continue reading

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Holy Guacamole – Nine Facts and One Recipe for Avocado’s Big SuperBowl Sunday

Holy Guacamole – Nine Facts and One Recipe for Avocado’s Big SuperBowl Sunday

Image via Wikipedia 1. Over 45 Million pounds of Avocado will be consumed today, Superbowl Sunday! 2. Avocado competes with buffalo wings and pizza as The Superbowl Food, thanks to a successful marketing campaign by avocado growers over the past … Continue reading

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Sara Lee Introduces “Nutritional Spotlights”

Sara Lee Introduces “Nutritional Spotlights”

It’s  unclear if  New Year weight loss resolutions are the reason, but for the second time in a week, a new front of package nutrition information label has been introduced. Sara Lee joins the Food Label frenzy and has introduced … Continue reading

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NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System has updated its website to include sample score of hundreds of everyday items. We posted about NuVal and its competitors a few months ago.  These nutrition scoring systems aim to simplify the task of choosing … Continue reading

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Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Who hasn’t been told to cut down on fatty food, cholesterol, salt, sugar, and “practically everything that tastes good”. After a while, people just ignore these warnings because it seems that there is nothing healthy left to eat. After several … Continue reading

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America’s Top Ten Healthy Supermarket Chains

America’s Top Ten Healthy Supermarket Chains

A recent presentation at health.com dished out the grocery chains most focused on improving consmers’ nutrition and health. Here’s a quick rundown on the list: 1. Whole foods, 279 stores nationwide – the “Rolls Royce” of healthy eating. 2. Safeway, … Continue reading

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