Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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Is Chocolate Milk Losing Ground in School Lunches?

Is Chocolate Milk Losing Ground in School Lunches?

Chocolate milk contains way too much sugar. An 8 fl oz serving (the standard carton served in schools) contains 3 teaspoons of added sugar! That sounds more like a treat than a healthy drink. Not something kids should be getting … Continue reading

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The Problem with Chocolate Milk

The Problem with Chocolate Milk

Do your kids drink chocolate milk? What would happen if one day you’d take away the chocolate, and leave them with just the milk? Would they continue drinking the plain milk, or would you need to switch to other sources … Continue reading

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USDA Secretary: “I LOVE Chocolate Milk” (Fooducate: But why so much sugar…)

USDA Secretary: “I LOVE Chocolate Milk” (Fooducate: But why so much sugar…)

We just got off the phone with Tom Vilsack! The Fooducate blog was honored to be invited to a first ever blogger conference call with U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack earlier today. The call was in celebration of … Continue reading

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Should Parents Raise Their Hands for Chocolate Milk?

Should Parents Raise Their Hands for Chocolate Milk?

The National Dairy Council is launching a new campaign today -  Raise your Hands for Chocolate Milk. The gist of it: Schools MUST keep chocolate milk available for children to choose at lunchtime. Milk is a much better choice nutritionally … Continue reading

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Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Who hasn’t been told to cut down on fatty food, cholesterol, salt, sugar, and “practically everything that tastes good”. After a while, people just ignore these warnings because it seems that there is nothing healthy left to eat. After several … Continue reading

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