Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Some foods contain copious amounts of sodium, and we don’t even notice. Due to the use of additional flavors, our taste buds don’t necessarily discern the saltiness. For example, a single sandwich may contain half or more of the daily … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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Where Do Americans Get Most of their Calories?

Where Do Americans Get Most of their Calories?

Americans spend one trillion dollars a year on food. Half of every food dollar is spent on food outside the home. One would expect that at least half the calories we consume would be outside the home as well. Maybe … Continue reading

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Veggie Stress – 10 Tips to Win the Race Against the Rot Clock

Veggie Stress – 10 Tips to Win the Race Against the Rot Clock

Do you suffer from veggie stress? You know, veggies you bought at the grocer’s with every good intention to prepare and eat, yet somehow haven’t gotten to before they started to rot? Raise your hand if you’ve never had a … Continue reading

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How to Burn 800 Calories in Just 30 Minutes

How to Burn 800 Calories in Just 30 Minutes

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Did you really think it’s that easy  to burn off 800 calories ?!? While some elite athletes can do it, for most of us it would take at least an hour or two of moderate … Continue reading

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An ER Meal: A Personal Story

An ER Meal: A Personal Story

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor, MS RD Recently, my 9-year old son fainted in religious school and needed to get checked out in the ER. Thank goodness he’s okay, but the food he got served bothered me … Continue reading

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The Double Headed Food Monster in Schools

The Double Headed Food Monster in Schools

There are several ways for children to be fed during school hours. One is to bring home made lunch in a cute little lunchbox (cool until third grade) or a brown bag (recyclable, of course.) The other calorie intake method … Continue reading

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Congress Invents New Vegetable: The Pizza

Congress Invents New Vegetable: The Pizza

File this under R for Ridiculous. Millions of kids every day receive free or reduced price lunch at school. The federal government foots the bill through the USDA. The program has been under attack in the last few years because … Continue reading

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Viva Italia!

Viva Italia!

Hi folks, a personal note today. My wife and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary and are off to an extended weekend in Milan, Italy. Aside from having a few days sans kiddos, this will be an interesting opportunity to … Continue reading

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Finger Cooking – The Latest Technique in Fine Dining [Video]

Finger Cooking – The Latest Technique in Fine Dining [Video]

The Yellow Pages commercials used to say “Let your fingers do the walking”. But this is ridiculous. Did you know that approximately 50 cents out of each dollar spent on food in America is not groceries? It’s food consumed outside … Continue reading

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