FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Here’s How a Little Snack becomes a Calorie Bomb

Here’s How a Little Snack becomes a Calorie Bomb

Does the following ever happen to you? You are buying something non food related, and at the check out counter you see a tasty snack that you just can’t resist? You rationalize that it’s only a tiny treat, you need … Continue reading

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Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Yesterday, at a Washington DC press conference, The First Lady and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the government’s newest effort to get Americans eating right – My Plate (see www.choosemyplate.gov) “This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us … Continue reading

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Visualizing Portion Sizes

Visualizing Portion Sizes

This is a guest blog post by Larry Istrail Estimating portion sizes is arguably the most important, yet difficult aspect of approximating your daily caloric intake. Simply stated, the inability to assess serving sizes yields inaccurate caloric estimations and potentially … Continue reading

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Serving Sizes – What a Joke

Serving Sizes – What a Joke

Jokes.com Brian Regan – Serving Size comedians.comedycentral.com Futurama New Episodes Funny Demon Zombie TV Show Funny TV Comedy Blog If there is one datum that throws off the entire purpose of the nutrition facts panel, it has got to be … Continue reading

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10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Last week, the FDA  hinted it would be seriously looking at regulating Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling systems. As a result, Smart Choices called it quits, and other programs are “on alert”. The FDA’s involvement can be of great … Continue reading

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