The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

Summer is ending, at least from a school-vacation perspective. A new school-year is a perfect time to create new habits. Whether it’s added house chores, more time spent on homework, or improved nutrition, the start of a school year is … Continue reading

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Dads Should Be Nutrition Role Models Too

Dads Should Be Nutrition Role Models Too

Happy Father’s Day to All! While most of the focus today is on what gifts kids give their dads, we’d like to make a request. But first, a bit of background. It’s no secret that women are much more “into” … Continue reading

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Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett is a physician and nutrition researcher at Harvard University’s School of Medicine. This article is a part of the Harvard Experience series, which features Harvard faculty talking informally about the reasons they became teachers and scholars, and the … Continue reading

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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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