Fuel for Your Car, Fuel for Your Body?

Fuel for Your Car, Fuel for Your Body?

This picture was taken at a Shell Gas Station in the San Francisco area. Just a friendly reminder from the convenience store inside to fuel up on sugars and fats as you’re fueling your car. While automobiles can consume only one type … Continue reading

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McDonald’s is Cheating

McDonald’s is Cheating

Last year, San Francisco’s board of supervisors passed a law intended to limit toy giveaways in kiddie meals at fast food establishments. Happy Meals, as we all know, are an effective tool to get kids hooked on nutrient void, sodium … Continue reading

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I Must Have Died and Gone to Food Heaven [Fancy Food Show 2011]

I Must Have Died and Gone to Food Heaven [Fancy Food Show 2011]

  We spent the day yesterday in San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center munching our way through hundreds of gourmet foods. Every 6 months, the manufacturers, importers and distributors of quality food products meet for Fancy Food Show, a trade convention … Continue reading

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New York, San Francisco at the Cutting Edge in War on Obesity

New York, San Francisco at the Cutting Edge in War on Obesity

Two interesting developments that caught our attention this week, one from each coast. In California: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 3-0 in favor of an ordinance to limit toy giveaways in children’s meals that have … Continue reading

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Choosing an Energy Bar: Are you a Warrior or a Defender?

Choosing an Energy Bar: Are you a Warrior or a Defender?

We’ve recently written some posts about energy bars, including Clif, Larabar, and Fiber Plus. As a result, we got emails from additional manufacturers who are working to create the perfect bar. Social Entrepreneur Corey Rennell contacted us regarding his CORE … Continue reading

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SF’s Soda Ban, Personal Choice, and Milk

SF’s Soda Ban, Personal Choice, and Milk

Last week, San Francisco issued a citywide ban on sale of soda pop in vending machines. Artificially sweetened drinks can make up no more than 25% of the offering. 100% juices are allowed, but sports drinks are not. In explaining … 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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SF Calls Out Kellogg’s on Bogus Health Claims for Cocoa Krispies

SF Calls Out Kellogg’s on Bogus Health Claims for Cocoa Krispies

[Update November 4: In a press release earlier today, Kellogg's announced it would remove the immunity label from its packaging.] Earlier this week, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to Kellogg’s CEO expressing concerns over the very … Continue reading

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