Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic?

What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic?

Meet Bhutan, a tiny landlocked kingdom, wedged between China, India, and Nepal. The home to approximately 1 million people, Bhutan is still largely agrarian. But unlike most other third world countries, its farmers have for the most part resisted western … Continue reading

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Will Walmart’s Latest Move Be the Tipping Point for Organic Food?

Will Walmart’s Latest Move Be the Tipping Point for Organic Food?

Last week, Walmart announced that it would start selling organic food at “non-organic prices”. The grocery behemoth struck a deal with Wild Oats to sell organic foods at affordable price points. Wild Oats is a mini-Whole Foods, which was actually … Continue reading

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Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Food Packaging, The Word *Natural* Means … Nothing

When it Comes to Food Packaging, The Word *Natural* Means … Nothing

The FDA has a very long list of rules that pertain to nutrition labels, ingredient lists, and health claims on a packaged food product. The regulations are far from perfect, but are much better than the Wild West labeling of … Continue reading

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Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. I got myself worked into a lather, one that had been brewing for weeks. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen came home to find me ranting. Not about the usual business of … Continue reading

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4 Nutrition Myths it’s Time to Debunk

4 Nutrition Myths it’s Time to Debunk

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Lee, MS RD. Many might think that as a dietitian, I just tell people what to eat and what to stay an arm’s length away from. I’ve been thought of as a food … Continue reading

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Annie’s Goes Microwave: Mac n’ Cheese Cup Reviewed

Annie’s Goes Microwave: Mac n’ Cheese Cup Reviewed

Mac n’ cheese is on of the top five go-to comfort foods for busy moms. It’s not always a healthy choice, but it gets the job done. For extra-busy moms, microwaveable cups are all the rage. Annie’s, the brand for … Continue reading

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Is Target the New Whole Foods Market?

Is Target the New Whole Foods Market?

Two interesting pieces of news from Target Superstores this week: 1. A new organic and natural line of store brand food items is being introduced this month. The Simply Balanced line will include organic and “all natural” foods. About 250 … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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