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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Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

Can You Say McDonald’s & Sustainability in the Same Sentence?

This is a guest post by Brenna Memole, a student in the Nutritional Sciences program at UC Berkeley. Nutrition has never been McDonald’s strong suit, so it isn’t surprising that the company’s  sustainability / environmental practices have trouble getting much … Continue reading

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McDonald’s: Are we loving it more… or hating it less?

McDonald’s: Are we loving it more… or hating it less?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The McDonald’s Menu Innovation Team has been busy … innovating. Between launches of new menu items with a wink at health/nutrition (see below), … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

Whoever invented chicken wing dishes is a genius. Those boney, meat-scarce and fatty appendages to the bird would have gone to waste had not someone thought of breading, deep frying, and making it acceptable to eat with your hands in … Continue reading

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This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

While adults are tempted by close up shots of a burger or salad, fast food companies use toys and movie tie-ins to reel in kids. This and other interesting findings are from a recent article published in PLos entitled How … Continue reading

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