Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

The New York Times reports this week that childhood obesity levels have dropped in several metro areas over the past 5 years. In New York and Philadelphia the percentage of obese kids was down 5%. The measurements were conducted on … Continue reading

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Live Tweeting Today – Annual Nutriton Conference (#FNCE)

Live Tweeting Today – Annual Nutriton Conference (#FNCE)

Hi Folks, Fooducate is on the ground in Philadelphia today, covering the largest annual convention in the nutrition field – FNCE 2012. The acronym stands for Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Each Fall, FNCE draws about 10,000 registered dietitians … Continue reading

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A Semi-Sweet Recap: Sugary Beverage Summit

A Semi-Sweet Recap: Sugary Beverage Summit

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Lisa Sutherland, PhD Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in collaboration with other organizations, presented the Sugary Drinks Summit of 2012 in Washington, DC.  Co-sponsoring the event with CSPI … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Wants to Grow, But is THIS the Right Way?

Kraft Foods Wants to Grow, But is THIS the Right Way?

  Kraft, one of the largest food companies in the world, is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It is worth over $55 Billion. Every year we get to glimpse into the company’s financials, and to hear about … Continue reading

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The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

It seems like soda tax propositions are popping up like mushrooms after spring showers across the country. And everywhere they do, the beverage industry is there, like a wild boar, ready to stomp them down. Last week, Philadelphia mayor Michael … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

A 10 year old nephew recently nagged enough and got the above pictured “snack”.  The product includes a “lemonade lollipop” to be dunked in a green “sour apple slime” and then coated with a “sour cherry powder”. It’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Passes Strict Menu Labeling Law

Philadelphia Passes Strict Menu Labeling Law

Philadelphia has joined New York City, the state of California, and several other counties in requiring chain restaurants to disclose nutrition information. CSPI reports: Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, chain restaurants with more than 15 outlets will have to disclose … Continue reading

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