Nutri-Grain, Fake Color, and Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?

Nutri-Grain, Fake Color, and Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?

Take a look at the two packages for Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal bars. One is made here for us. The other is made in the UK for Europeans. Both use food coloring to achieve a more “strawberry-ish” color. In the UK, … Continue reading

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Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

We’ve been following developments in nutrition rating schemes and front of package labeling for quite some time. Smart Choices is a labeling system that informs consumers which products are a nutritious choice using a green check mark as a quick … Continue reading

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Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Image via Wikipedia Shocking but true -  the average American eats 6 frozen meals a month. The first TV dinner appeared in 1953 under the Swanson brand as a solution for busy moms who had begun joining the workforce and … Continue reading

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