Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Soft drinks sales have been on a decline in the US for the last 10 years, and that’s good news for America’s health. It’s bad news for beverage manufacturers, who are scrambling to adapt to a world of smarter consumers, … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

Bill Clinton, junk food loving President turned vegan advocate, brought the 3 largest soft drink makers together this week to pledge what seems like a drastic reduction in calories in the coming years. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple committed … Continue reading

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When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

As the days are getting warmer, the beverage aisles in your friendly neighborhood supermarket are seeing increased foot traffic. One of the presumed healthy choices is iced green tea. There are green teas, usually made with water, green tea, and … Continue reading

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Coke Copies Pepsi, Removes Potentially Harmful Ingredient from Sports Drink

Coke Copies Pepsi, Removes Potentially Harmful Ingredient from Sports Drink

The Coca Cola company is quietly removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its Powerade line of sports drinks. The move comes only months after PepsiCo subsidiary Gatorade announced it will be removing BVO from its sport drink by the end … Continue reading

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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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