Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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Who Knew Black Lentils Could Taste This Good?

Who Knew Black Lentils Could Taste This Good?

One of the coolest things that people discover when they begin to take a more plant-based approach to eating is the startling variety of legumes and lentils available. Black lentils are a recent discovery at Fooducate HQ, but have since … Continue reading

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Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Injera is a staple bread of Ethiopia, helping million of farmers get through yet another hard day without an empty stomach. Its main ingredient is a teff, a locally grown grain that is ground into flour, fermented with water and … Continue reading

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Eating Right is Not About the Broccoli

Eating Right is Not About the Broccoli

Diet books are written by one of three types: a dietitian, a chef, or a celebrity. But every once in a while, a book is published by an outsider, bringing a new and refreshing angle to one of the biggest … Continue reading

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The Very Best Thing to do for your Kids in the Kitchen

The Very Best Thing to do for your Kids in the Kitchen

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. It originally appeared here. One afternoon several years ago, I told the kids we all needed to pitch in to clean the house; guests were due to arrive within … Continue reading

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The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. Everyone is talking about picky eating, but the frustration isn’t about toddlers alone. Picky eating is prevalent in elementary and middle school, and even high school. It’s not uncommon to see … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries (Bonus Recipe Included)

10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries (Bonus Recipe Included)

  Blueberries taste awesome! Now is peak season in North America, so prices for fresh domestic blueberries are affordable. The season begins in May and lasts until the Fall. The blueish hue afforded to these berries comes from anthocyanins, which … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. French’s is playing up how low they go… as in calories. One serving of Classic Yellow Mustard has 0 calories per 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

This post is sponsored by the Tomato Products Wellness Council and was written by Sharon Palmer, RD. When you’re scouring the supermarket for healthy fruits and vegetables, you usually start in the produce section.  Sure enough, it’s the best place … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Nutrition Resource You Need to Keep You Sane

The Kid’s Nutrition Resource You Need to Keep You Sane

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. Sally was so worried about her picky toddler not eating enough that she was constantly offering him different food options, to the point he was overwhelmed and his eating got worse. … Continue reading

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