FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

FDA: Serving Sizes Are About to Get REAL!

Earlier this year, the FDA announced its plans to change the 20-year old nutrition facts panel that appears on food products. The change reflects changes in nutrition science and a better understanding of consumer behavior. We analyzed the announcement back … Continue reading

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Ritz Crackers and Calorie Illusions

Ritz Crackers and Calorie Illusions

There’s not much good to say about Ritz Crackers. Made from refined flour, trans-fatty oils, and high fructose corn syrup, there is no redeeming nutrient in this product. You can take a look at the ingredients and see for yourself: … Continue reading

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Why The Same Product Gets Different Grades on Fooducate

Why The Same Product Gets Different Grades on Fooducate

If you are a regular user of the Fooducate app, you may have noticed that some products appear multiple times in our database. This is due to the fact that food companies manufacture multiple package sizes, and each package has … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

Chobani is a name synonymous with Greek Yogurt. The company took the yogurt category by storm less than 10 years ago and since then has had a positive impact on consumption in America. The US is still woefully behind Europe, … Continue reading

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7 Easy Tips to Make Portion Control Your Super Weapon for Weight Loss

7 Easy Tips to Make Portion Control Your Super Weapon for Weight Loss

Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy food may still lead to weight gain. How, you ask? It’s a matter of portion sizes. The larger the portion, the more calories in. That’s why it’s crucial to be aware of not just … Continue reading

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Have You Been Mini-Sized?

Have You Been Mini-Sized?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Imagine a front-of-package nutrition graphic on a dessert that shows only 106 calories (ignore for now the non-compliant lack of rounding to 110) … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Psychology – Duping You to Eat More

Food Marketing Psychology – Duping You to Eat More

Question: How do you get people to order the larger (and more profitable) food portion even though they know they need to cut down? Answer: soothe their worries by labeling a “large” portion as “small” or “medium” Don’t think you’d … Continue reading

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Product & Label Evolution: Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding as an Example

Product & Label Evolution: Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding as an Example

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Last year Kozy Shack Company changed the recipe for its chocolate pudding. At the same time the company revised much of the labeling on the pudding container. lt is both interesting and instructive … Continue reading

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6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

Imagine life in ancient Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. We’ve come a long way since, and today we can enjoy the flavor range of the entire globe with a simple visit to the grocery … Continue reading

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