The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

Mars, the candy maker, not the planet, is trying to do its share to help America lose some weight. While it won’t go to the extreme of making Kale Kandy bars, the company announced last week that it will be … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum Health Claim Shot Down [Wrigley]

Chewing Gum Health Claim Shot Down [Wrigley]

Wrigley, the gum behemoth, is settling a  class action suit out of court for a cool $7 million. The lawsuit pertains to misleading advertising claims for Eclipse gum made with magnolia bark extract, that has been “scientifically proven to help … Continue reading

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Doctor Orgs Say No to Pharma Sponsors. Will ADA Say No to Big Food?

Doctor Orgs Say No to Pharma Sponsors. Will ADA Say No to Big Food?

Yesterday, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies adopted a new ethics code that stands to limit the influence of pharmaceutical companies on decisions made by physicians. The council is comprised of 650,000 members from the American College of Physicians, the … Continue reading

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Four Thoughts on the Nutrition Conference that has Just Ended

Four Thoughts on the Nutrition Conference that has Just Ended

We’ve concluded a 4 day nutrition and food conference and expo (FNCE 2009) hosted by the American Dietetic Association. For a first time participant, such a convention may seem a bit overwhelming, but it does provide a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

The LA Times reports on a new study showing that kids who chew gum perform better academically: The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute. The study included 108 … Continue reading

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Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

The American Dietetic Association, the largest organization of dietitians in the US, has accepted a new sponsorship from Truvia. Truvia is the brand name of a stevia based sweetener manufactured by Cargill, recently approved as safe for consumption by the … 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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