B Vitamin Supplements: Controversy and Commercials

B Vitamin Supplements: Controversy and Commercials

This is a guest blog post by Brooke Schantz, MS, RD and was originally posted here. Walgreens has a new commercial implying that B vitamins will help you increase your energy.    In the commercial, there is a husband and wife debating whether or … Continue reading

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Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

In a bold and expensive branding move, Kellogg’s has leased 3000 square feet of  prime real estate in New York’s Times Square to set up a Pop Tarts store.  From the company press release: Customers will be able to eat … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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Boo-hoo to Yoo-hoo “Chocolate Drink” [Inside the Label]

Boo-hoo to Yoo-hoo “Chocolate Drink” [Inside the Label]

Yogi Berra and the Yankees helped Yoo-hoo chocolate drinks become an American icon in the 40′s and 50′s. The sweet and refreshing chocolaty taste became a kids’ favorite across the nation. When buying Yoo-hoo, many parents mistakenly think they are … 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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Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

For over 40 years, Pop-Tarts have been a part of American breakfast tradition. A thin pastry surrounding a sweetened jelly, wrapped in space age foil to preserve freshness. No need to refrigerate. Ready to eat or quickly heated in a … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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California Judge Clarifies: Crunchberries Aren’t Real [Inside the Label]

California Judge Clarifies: Crunchberries Aren’t Real [Inside the Label]

A California judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday filed by a woman who claimed to have been misled by the Quaker Oats Company. Apparently, she had been eating Crunchberries cereal for the past few years, thinking she was getting wholesome … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain White Bread

Inside the Label: Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain White Bread

Sara Lee is the number one fresh bread manufacturer in the US, so there’s a good chance you’ll find some of their loaves in your local supermarket. We wanted to take a look at a product that caught our eye … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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