With Candy Like This, Who Needs Real Food?

With Candy Like This, Who Needs Real Food?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Dark chocolate!    Goji!    Flavanols!   Antioxidants!     Real fruit juice! With candy like this, who needs real food? If only those terms meant something. … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbucks has a line of fruit and vegetable juices called Evolution Fresh that’s  sold at supermarkets and its own locations. They also have a few juice shops that are branded Evolution Fresh where they freshly squeeze the juices. As with … Continue reading

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Should You Be Drinking Water with Karma Added?

Should You Be Drinking Water with Karma Added?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. One of the latest concepts in “enhanced hydration” is to “deploy” supplements into bottled water at the time of consumption, rather than let … Continue reading

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Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

The CDC last week published the findings of an online consumer survey recently conducted to learn what Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling system is most understandable. 480 people had to select one of five choices as most elucidating: no … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Nielsen recently surveyed over 25,000 people around the globe to learn about healthy eating trends. The marketing research firm published a report earlier this week,with some interesting findings. The most interesting for us is how confused people are by nutrition labels, … Continue reading

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Froot Loops Backed by Dean of Nutrition School

Froot Loops Backed by Dean of Nutrition School

The New York Times ran a great article yesterday on the “Smart Choices” front of label food benchmarking system. We’ve posted several articles on Smart Choices and nutrition labeling in the past few months, as there are more than 15 … Continue reading

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