FDA to Take On the “Serving Size” Hoax

FDA to Take On the “Serving Size” Hoax

The best kept secret in the food industry is its liberal use of the definition of a serving size. You’d think a serving size should reflect what the average person consumes, but it seems that many manufacturers are selling their … Continue reading

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“Health-Claim Jumping” at the Winter Fancy Food Show

“Health-Claim Jumping” at the Winter Fancy Food Show

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. She recently visited the San Francisco Fancy Food Show. For 35 years, the Fancy Food Show has been the trade show of all things … Continue reading

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11 Short Acrylamide Facts (French Fries Foe)

11 Short Acrylamide Facts (French Fries Foe)

As if we haven’t got enough things to worry about, 8 years ago Swedish scientists discovered that acrylamide, a synthetic potentially dangerous chemical used for various industrial purposes, also appears in french fries and potato chips. More accurately, it forms … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Schools Are Still Full of Junk Food

The Real Reason Schools Are Still Full of Junk Food

A December article from Health Education & Behavior, wanted to test the thesis that if we take junk food out of schools, kids will compensate by pigging out at home or elsewhere. Over a 2 year period, researchers studied six … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Frito Lay Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility

A Visit to the Frito Lay Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility

Fooducate is participating in the annual Food & Nutriton Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Denver this year. We’ll be covering the show on the blog and on twitter, trying to bring interesting stories and attractions, along with a dash of … Continue reading

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Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Some shoppers may have noticed lately that packages of Frito-Lay brand potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos, and Tostitos are bigger than they used to be. It’s hard to miss, especially when the one on Tostitos says: ”Hey! There’s 20 percent more … Continue reading

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Food Commercials Make Kids Eat More

Food Commercials Make Kids Eat More

photo credit: Patrishe Have your children seen an ad for fresh apples lately? How about a commercial for yams or carrots? Probably not. But they most likely have seen lots of advertisements for candy, soft drinks, sugary cereals, and other … Continue reading

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Fortified Junk Food

Fortified Junk Food

The hottest trend in the food industry lately is functional food. Although there is not formal definition for the term, its agreed that these are foods that can help reduce the risk of disease due to the presence of specific … Continue reading

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Eight Notorious Health Food Impostors

Eight Notorious Health Food Impostors

Prevention magazine presents 8 foods hyped and marketed as healthy, when actually, they’re not: “From a distance, some foods seem like healthful choices because of the way they’re packaged or labeled,” says Janel Ovrut, MS, RD, a Boston-based dietitian. “But … Continue reading

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Some Humor – Ridiculous Serving Sizes

Some Humor – Ridiculous Serving Sizes

Comedian Brian Regan talks about the serving size of Fig Newtons and Ice Cream: What you need to know: If the calorie count seems too low, or there is too little fat, sodium, and/or sugar to be this tasty, chances … Continue reading

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