This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

Obesity is a major problem in modern society. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, in the last 50 years the improvement in lifetime expectancy due to smoking cessation, safer driving, and reduced drinking has been … Continue reading

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Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Quick. What’s a whole grain? What’s a whole grain food? How do you tell if a product in the supermarket is a a good source of whole grains. If you don’t have a good answer, you’re not alone. There is … Continue reading

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Finally! The FDA Goes After Misleading Health Labels

Finally! The FDA Goes After Misleading Health Labels

Big news in nutrition labeling! The FDA has sent  a WARNING LETTER to 17 food manufacturers notifying them that 22 of their food products violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. From yesterday’s FDA press release: The violations cited … Continue reading

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Nutrition Experts: Five Reasons to Kill Front-of-Package Food Labels

Nutrition Experts: Five Reasons to Kill Front-of-Package Food Labels

Two of the most respected and independent experts on nutrition have published an editorial article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calling for the ban of front of package nutrition labels and health claims. The paper, entitled … Continue reading

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“Calorie Offsets” Instead of Soda Tax

“Calorie Offsets” Instead of Soda Tax

Taxing soda pop, which seemed like a crazy idea just 12 months ago, is gaining traction with academics and politicians. Recently, President Obama said a soda tax is “an idea that we should be exploring.” And in a research paper … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again? Salmonella in 1,000,000 Lbs. of Pistachios

Here We Go Again? Salmonella in 1,000,000 Lbs. of Pistachios

Is the massive peanut recall (still ongoing) replaying itself, this time with pistachios? Could be. Last night, the FDA issued a consumer alert, warning consumers that The FDA and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are investigating Salmonella contamination … Continue reading

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