Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s has launched a new campaign – “We have the meats”, and is using closeup shots of processed meats and sandwiches to entice consumers to eat up: “Available in Arby’s restaurants throughout the month of August, the new protein-packed Mega … Continue reading

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Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Smoking is a millennia old technique used in many cultures to preserve food. Meats and fish would hang on rungs in a smokehouse over the course of a few hours to days. The meat was preserved by 2 means – … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

One of the most common complaints we hear from people is that it’s too expensive to eat healthfully. This is factually false! The truth: You’ll need to spend more time and effort to eat healthfully on a low budget. If … Continue reading

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Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

Did Cavemen Have it Right? A Dietitian Examines the Paleo Diet

This post is a guest post from Katie Sullivan Morford and originally appeared here. I’ve heard rumblings about the Paleo Diet for years, but the trend towards eating like a caveman appears to be gaining traction of late.  Friends are … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday School Lunches

Meatless Monday School Lunches

Someone is doing a good job in Los Angeles. The nation’s second largest school district, feeding over half a million children daily, has been slowly improving the nutrition profile of its lunches over the last few years.  For example, this … Continue reading

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The Mardi Gras Food Connection

The Mardi Gras Food Connection

Today is Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” if you translate it literally from French. While many Americans will be celebrating in New Orleans, millions around the world are celebrating in other February carnivals. The word carnival originates from the latin … Continue reading

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Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Organic Food More Nutritious? Yet Another Study Fuels Irrelevant Debate

Yesterday morning, researchers at Stanford University published a meta-analysis on the health benefits of Organic vs. Conventional Food. They didn’t find any. By nightfall, hundreds of news outlets had published stories online. Before we dive in to the details, here … Continue reading

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That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! If you have read the ingredient list of your favorite energy drink, you may have noticed an ingredient by the name of taurine. Here are 10 things you need to know: Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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Four Food Things to Do on Earth Day

Four Food Things to Do on Earth Day

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  Today is Earth Day. Our battered planet celebrates a day of appreciation. The ravaging pillager known as mankind has designated a day of reflection and hope… While some extremists knock all progress that causes pollution … Continue reading

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The Anti Antibiotic FDA. Too Little, Too Late?

The Anti Antibiotic FDA. Too Little, Too Late?

Thirty five years after it initially proposed limiting the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock, the FDA has finally taken a substantive step in this direction. In a press release yesterday, the government body (whose role is to … Continue reading

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