Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How do you get people to eat their kale, sweet potato, flax, quinoa or chia? Put them (the ingredients, that is) in … Continue reading

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5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The FDA’s proposal for changes to the nutrition panel, introduced earlier this week, is broad and sweeping. This would be a major … Continue reading

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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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Which is the More Nutritious Snack – Pretzel or Potato Chip?

Which is the More Nutritious Snack – Pretzel or Potato Chip?

Potato chips and pretzels are a mainstay of American snacks. Say you’re at a party that’s offering just these 2 snacks, which do you choose? The trivial answers are “the one that tastes best”. But let’s analyze the options through … Continue reading

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Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

We were recently asked by a Fooducate community member, who regularly consumes broccoli, what the nutritional difference is between cooked and raw broccoli. This is an interesting question, because heat and other processing have a definite effect on the bio-availability … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Good Morning. And Happy Halloween!! What is this Vegetable? Hint: This is not an alien. It actually grows on earth, and even in the US. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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You say Potato, I say French Fries

You say Potato, I say French Fries

Here’s another example of the utter silliness around food policy in the US. Tens of millions of kids receive government subsidized lunch every day in school. Sometimes breakfast too. The USDA sets nutrition criteria for the foods being served to … Continue reading

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Facts Up Front Label – Recycling Consumer Confusion

Facts Up Front Label – Recycling Consumer Confusion

In January we reported on the food industry’s attempt to preempt an FDA directive on front of package nutrition labels. It was called Nutrition Keys and it was supposed to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy packaged food. … Continue reading

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Is the Government Setting Us Up to Make Bad Food Choices?

Is the Government Setting Us Up to Make Bad Food Choices?

It costs more to eat healthy, and the government is partially to blame. These are the conclusions of a team of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle. In a study recently published on Health Affairs, the authors hypothesized … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Cream of Tartar

8 Things to Know About Cream of Tartar

Anna, a Fooducate community member asks: My mother-in-law told me not to use Cream of Tartar, that her mother said it’s bad. Anyone know if she’s right??? Good question. What you need to know: 1. Cream of Tarter is actually … Continue reading

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