How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

This is a guest post by Stacy Whitman. “Mom, can we get Cheetos?” “Mom, can we get Frosted Flakes?” “MOM?!?” I’d taken my then-6-year-old son’s to the grocery store to gather ingredients for a recipe to cook together. Concerned about … Continue reading

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Regional Grocery Chain, United Supermarkets, Introduces TAG Nutrition Labeling Program

Regional Grocery Chain, United Supermarkets, Introduces TAG Nutrition Labeling Program

Simplified nutrition labels are becoming daily news this month. Just yesterday we reported on giant SuperValu’s nutritionIQ program, and today we learn of the much smaller, western Texas United chain introduction of a consumer friendly nutrition guidance system, the TAG … Continue reading

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1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and beans into bread dough. Ever since, it has been a cat and mouse game between the food industry and the public (fast forward to China 2008 – melamine in milk powder anybody?). In the US, food regulation dates back to early colonial times. Here is a brief overview of the last 150 years of government and industry food regulation: Continue reading

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