Is America Finally Starting to Eat Healthier?

Is America Finally Starting to Eat Healthier?

There are three interesting data points from the past few days that paint a cautiously optimistic picture for America’s health, as it relates to food. 1. Obesity rates in most states seem to be leveling off. After years of steadily … Continue reading

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A Truthful Commercial for Chicken McNuggets

A Truthful Commercial for Chicken McNuggets

This is a humorous look at what truthful advertising should look like. A supposedly simple product – breaded chicken pieces – is actually ultra-processed in order to create the standardization for sales of hundreds of millions of units a day. … Continue reading

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Panera Bread, Worse than a Big Mac?

Panera Bread, Worse than a Big Mac?

Panera bread has an upscale image that automatically translates in many people’s minds to healthy food. We want to challenge that thinking by comparing a popular sandwich served at Panera with the icon of junk-food – the McDonald’s Big Mac. … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

The answer is no. Here is the story. Fast food conglomerates such as Burger King and McDonald’s are notorious for their advertising and marketing to kids. It’s so bad that the federal government considered intervening. Alas, well-funded lobbies representing corporate … Continue reading

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The Shocking Math Behind Science Teacher’s McDonald’s Diet

The Shocking Math Behind Science Teacher’s McDonald’s Diet

Iowa science teacher John Cisna became a weight loss celebrity this week, after his “before and after” photos went viral online. It’s not that the pictures are anything special, the story behind them is. You see, Mr. Cisna lost 37 … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Pulls Plug On Internal Website Encouraging Employees NOT to Eat Fast Food

McDonald’s Pulls Plug On Internal Website Encouraging Employees NOT to Eat Fast Food

Here’s a great story. McDonald’s wants its employees to be healthy and happy. How noble. So it creates a website called McResources (mcresourceline.com) with helpful tips on finance and healthy living. The website, which was ridiculed a while back for … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is for McDonald’s to Leave My Kids Alone!

All I Want for Christmas is for McDonald’s to Leave My Kids Alone!

Being a good parent is hard. Teaching your kids wrong from right, protecting them from harm, and encouraging their curiosity are all part of a mother’s and father’s daily routine. Creating healthy food habits is also a major component of … Continue reading

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Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. I got myself worked into a lather, one that had been brewing for weeks. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen came home to find me ranting. Not about the usual business of … Continue reading

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Move Over Chicken, Here Come Pork McNuggets

Move Over Chicken, Here Come Pork McNuggets

Well, at least in China. It makes sense, as pork is the most consumed meat in China. Will this become as big a hit as Chicken McNuggets? Will we see this in the US anytime soon? Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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