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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The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

Public health policy works. Here are some hard numbers for you, straight from the United Kingdom: Between 2003 and 2011, the Brits decreased their daily salt intake by 15 percent In that same time, death from heart diseases decreased by … 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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Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer has a new product line called P3, which stands for Portable Protein Pack. In a cute website (proteinproteinprotein.com) and commercials aimed at health conscious millennials, the Kraft subsidiary is trying to steal market share from the booming healthy … Continue reading

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What is a Dietitian Doing Working at Taco Bell?

What is a Dietitian Doing Working at Taco Bell?

We’ll answer that question shortly. First some background. Last week we had an interesting opportunity to visit the corporate headquarters of Taco Bell. We don’t eat there, nor do we recommend Taco Bell’s food to the Fooducate community. However, millions … 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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Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s dubs itself “America’s Diner”. While diners serve traditional fare, it is usually not considered the most healthful. Let’s just say there’s a lot of grease to go around. But you’ve got to give the people what they want, and … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Many people go through a ramen period in their life: poor college students, entrepreneurs hacking away at the next Instagram, or urban teens in Japan, where these flavored noodles were invented. Every year, about 100 billion servings are consumed, which … Continue reading

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Olives – A Tasty Condiment or Salt Delivery Platform?

Olives – A Tasty Condiment or Salt Delivery Platform?

Olives are tasty. They are meaty and savory, and each one has only 10-15 calories. A standard serving is 4 or 5 olives, which keeps you in the 50 calorie range. Not bad. The problem with olives is their high … Continue reading

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