Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

Is Your Supermarket Sabotaging Your Diet?

America has become an obesogneic country. That’s because everywhere you turn to, unhealthy food and beverage are within arms reach. Supermarkets have become part of the problem. In a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 240 … Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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This Simple Supermarket Hack Increased Produce Sales By 20%

This Simple Supermarket Hack Increased Produce Sales By 20%

People listen to their doctor. To any doctor. If the doctor is at the supermarket and tells them to buy more veggies, people oblige. In fact, the doctor doesn’t have to say anything, he simply holds up a sign. Even … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

One of the most common complaints we hear from people is that it’s too expensive to eat healthfully. This is factually false! The truth: You’ll need to spend more time and effort to eat healthfully on a low budget. If … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

This is a guest post by Alysa Bajenaru, RD  and originally appeared here. How do you help your kids want to eat more vegetables?  The simple answer is to offer them more vegetables. Sound too easy?  I promise, it’s not.  Research … Continue reading

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Pediatrician Group Warns: Pesticides are a Danger to Kids

Pediatrician Group Warns: Pesticides are a Danger to Kids

A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning parents about the potential dangers of pesticides for their kids: Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and … Continue reading

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Study: Convenience, Not Price, Limits Veggie Consumption

Study: Convenience, Not Price, Limits Veggie Consumption

A research paper published in Public Health Nutrition posits that price is less of a factor in deciding to buy vegetables and fruits. Rather, it’s the convenient access to quality produce that increased purchases. The research was conducted in low income … Continue reading

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What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

Friday’s shopping madness included consumer electronics, household items, clothes, toys and just about anything. Except for food. Well, maybe specialty and gourmet online retailers, but not your regular supermarket fare. What if supermarkets also had black friday sales? More specifically, … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart’s Nutrition Initiative: Smoke ‘n Mirrors or Real Change?

Wal-Mart’s Nutrition Initiative: Smoke ‘n Mirrors or Real Change?

140 Million people shop at Wal-mart every week. It is the largest grocery chain in the US, with almost 30% of sales, according to some sources. 10% of PepsiCo’s products are sold at Wal-Mart, and 16% of Kraft’s. That’s why … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Food for Fun & Profit

Grow Your Own Food for Fun & Profit

These tight economic times may lead us to opt for low cost “bargains” when it comes to our food choices. Especially susceptible are fresh fruits and vegetables that sometimes come at exorbitant prices. Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International … Continue reading

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