Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Last week in Washington DC, Dannon pledged to improve the nutrition profile of its yogurts. At the annual meeting of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the yogurt behemoth promised the following changes by 2016: Improve the nutrient density by … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The only sugar in milk is lactose, a sugar that some people have trouble digesting. All of the lactose is in the fat free portion, not in the milk fat. At a higher … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Yesterday we showed how corn syrup can be used in a product to lower the nutrition label sugar count. Today, we explain … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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Recovery Drinks: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Recovery Drinks: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

You got up early, dragged yourself out of bed and spent 30, 45, or even 60 full minutes on the treadmill, swimming, or jogging outside before the heat gets too unbearable. Congrats! Now it’s recovery time, a scientific-come-marketing term that … Continue reading

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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Food allergies affect about 10-15 million Americans today. Interestingly, a similar number of people believe they have an allergy as well! How could this be? To answer, first let’s understand what a food allergy is: A food allergy is a … Continue reading

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Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

In tune with the season, we’re writing about school related topics in the last few weeks. Today, some promising news on the chocolate milk front. AS you know, chocolate milk is a very contentious issue in this country. The lines … Continue reading

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Food Allergies Are Expensive

Food Allergies Are Expensive

A recent article from Reuters tallies up the annual cost of food allergies in the US at half a billion dollars. Doctor visits, hospital care, and lost work days due to food allergies come with an annual $500 million price … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dorito

The Anatomy of a Dorito

Munching on savory snacks with the “Os” suffix (Tostitos, Doritos, Cheetos) goes hand in hand with playoff Sundays and the Superbowl. Would you like to know what you’re putting in your body each time you reach for a Doritos Cool … Continue reading

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