You’re Consuming Too Much Added Sugar, And You Don’t Even Know It

You’re Consuming Too Much Added Sugar, And You Don’t Even Know It

Earlier this month, KIND Snacks announced that it will be drastically reducing the amount of added sugar in its line of Fruit & Nut bars. The 15 to 50 percent reduction will take effect in April 2016. According to the … Continue reading

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Reading Food Labels Can Help You Lose Weight

Reading Food Labels Can Help You Lose Weight

Reading nutrition labels and ingredients lists is correlated with lower body mass index (BMI). An analysis of 25,000 responses to the National Health Interview Survey provided the following insights: 1. people who read nutrition labels weigh, on average, 9 pounds … Continue reading

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One Easy Trick to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

One Easy Trick to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

America’s addiction to sugar is one of the biggest health threats of this century. Yet, most people have no clue how much sugar has been added to their yogurt, cereal, or snack bar. If you don’t know how much sugar … Continue reading

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How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

Kellogg’s is a big offender when it comes to breakfast nutrition. As one of the world’s biggest cereal makers, it has purveyed billions of sugary meals to barely-awake Americans for over 100 years. Brands such as Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, … Continue reading

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Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

People love the taste of sweet. At Fooducate, we often write about the dangers of excess sugar in the American diet. We also advise against the consumption of artificial sweeteners because of potential health risks. There is a third category … Continue reading

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Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How do you get people to eat their kale, sweet potato, flax, quinoa or chia? Put them (the ingredients, that is) in … Continue reading

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Why is the Food Industry Spending $50 Million to Confuse Consumers?

Why is the Food Industry Spending $50 Million to Confuse Consumers?

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are two trade groups representing the largest food companies in America. They are under pressure  from their member companies to alleviate the threat of the FDA’s new nutrition label, … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Have You Been Mini-Sized?

Have You Been Mini-Sized?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Imagine a front-of-package nutrition graphic on a dessert that shows only 106 calories (ignore for now the non-compliant lack of rounding to 110) … Continue reading

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Product & Label Evolution: Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding as an Example

Product & Label Evolution: Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding as an Example

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Last year Kozy Shack Company changed the recipe for its chocolate pudding. At the same time the company revised much of the labeling on the pudding container. lt is both interesting and instructive … Continue reading

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