5 Summer Snacking Problems Solved

5 Summer Snacking Problems Solved

This is a guest post by Anne London, MS, RD. Summer snacking problems can be a common frustration for parents. After all, summer is a time for long days at the beach and pool, camps, cookouts and time with friends … Continue reading

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Cure for the “See Food” Diet

Cure for the “See Food” Diet

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. You know the old joke, “I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.” I’m a See Food diet kind of … Continue reading

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Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Last month, Mexican lawmakers voted to tax unhealthy foods and beverages. Come January, if you buy a soft drink, you’ll need to cough up an extra peso (8 cents) for each liter (quart) of brown liquid candy. The same fee … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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Fooducate Success Story: I lost 65 Pounds Eating Real Food!

Fooducate Success Story: I lost 65 Pounds Eating Real Food!

We were recently introduced by a mutual friend to D.B., a lawyer who will be turning 34 this summer, who has been overweight most of his adult life. Our mutual friend saw DB last week after a long time and … Continue reading

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Is Target the New Whole Foods Market?

Is Target the New Whole Foods Market?

Two interesting pieces of news from Target Superstores this week: 1. A new organic and natural line of store brand food items is being introduced this month. The Simply Balanced line will include organic and “all natural” foods. About 250 … Continue reading

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Two Snack Plates – Which Would You Choose?

Two Snack Plates – Which Would You Choose?

Take a look at these 2 snack plates. Both look pretty tempting. Ask your self 3 questions: Which is healthier? Which one takes longer to prepare? Which one would your family finish off first? Have a great weekend and don’t … 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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A Popcorn Trans-Fat Trap

A Popcorn Trans-Fat Trap

You would think that 7 years after trans fat labeling became mandatory, no products manufacturer would dare use partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) in their products anymore. According to the FDA, there has been a steep decrease in trans-fats across … Continue reading

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Smucker’s Uncrustables. Because Making a PB&J Sandwich is JUST. TOO. HARD

Smucker’s Uncrustables. Because Making a PB&J Sandwich is JUST. TOO. HARD

  Smucker’s wants to simplify our life with Uncrustables: “At Smucker’s, we know how busy your life has become … so we created a few more ways to help make your life simple again.” Unfortunately, there is nothing simple about … Continue reading

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