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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Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

The answer – women. On average, women snack 3.1 times a day, with men only 2.7. That works out to 3 more snacks per week for the ladies. This information was collected by the NPD group, a consumer insight company. … Continue reading

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How School Snack Rules Affect Children’s Weight

How School Snack Rules Affect Children’s Weight

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  A recent issue of Pediatrics discusses school snacks. Not the ones that kids bring from home. The ones that are sold on campus, but outside of the USDA regulated lunches. … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found a correlation between several bad habits and weight gain: Within each 4-year period, participants gained an average of 3.35 lb (5th to 95th percentile, −4.1 to 12.4). … Continue reading

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Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

This Week, Frito Lay is taking over Times Square with a plethora of marketing activities. The New York Times reports: Frito-Lay plans to spend this week in Times Square with a promotional event featuring a flavor kitchen, which is part … Continue reading

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Today is National Potato Chip Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Today is National Potato Chip Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

1. Potato Chips date back to 1853. An unhappy customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef, requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know on National Potato Chip Day

10 Things to Know on National Potato Chip Day

1. Potato Chips date back to 1853. An unhappy customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef, requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could … Continue reading

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February is National Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month

It seems like the best and brightest MBA graduates go to work for marketing firms. In 1989, one of them came up with a great idea to increase snack sales in the ho-hum month of February. According to the Snack … 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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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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