Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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Just Great, A PepsiCo Board Member is Now President of the Institute of Medicine

Just Great, A PepsiCo Board Member is Now President of the Institute of Medicine

Talk about letting the fox guard the hen house! According to Forbes, the mother of conflicts of interest in nutrition has just been approved in Washington DC. A PepsiCo board member, Victor Dzau, has been appointed as the President of … Continue reading

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Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

First there were potato chips. Then there were chocolate chips. Now, Lay’s is introducing Chocolate Potato Chips. Oh, the sheer joy. Or horror. According to Lay’s, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, this is a limited time product that the company is … Continue reading

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In 20 Years, We Won’t Believe Junk Food Companies Once Sponsored Dietitians

In 20 Years, We Won’t Believe Junk Food Companies Once Sponsored Dietitians

Earlier this week, we attended the annual dietitian conference known as FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo), organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). Aside from interesting educational sessions, there is … Continue reading

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Comparing Lay’s New Air Pops to Classic Potato Chips

Comparing Lay’s New Air Pops to Classic Potato Chips

Houston, Texas. We’re wrapping up 3 interesting  days at the annual dietitian conference known as FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo), organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). Aside from interesting … Continue reading

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Naked Juice Nailed for Misleading Consumers; FDA to Review Nutrient Claims

Naked Juice Nailed for Misleading Consumers; FDA to Review Nutrient Claims

Two interesting and interconnected pieces of news this week. PepsiCo settled a class action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $9,000,000 to consumers it misled with labeling on its Naked Juice Brand. See details and how to claim your $45 piece of … Continue reading

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Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Naked Juice is a very successful brand under the PepsiCo umbrella. Selling juice has been a profitable venture for both Coke and Pepsi, as pressure mounts to diversify from their core cola brands. Indeed the health halo attached to juice … Continue reading

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Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Did you know that the 100% orange juice you buy at the supermarket may have been lying in a refrigerated vat for 6 months or longer before it was poured into the carton standing in your fridge? Or that in … Continue reading

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Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, it originally appeared here. Something happened on the soccer fields last weekend that made cupcakes seem tame by comparison: A rep from 7 Up worked the crowd, offering free diet soda … Continue reading

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The Sports Drink Myth Exposed

The Sports Drink Myth Exposed

Sports drinks are one of the hottest beverage categories. PepsiCo owns Gatordade, the category leader, and Coca Cola owns Powerade. Most major sports event in this country that areco-opted by one of these brands (or worse – energy drinks, but … Continue reading

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