8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

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Frozen Meals 2.0

Frozen Meals 2.0

Once upon a time, frozen meals were the equivalent of a nutrition train-wreck. This has changed in the last 2 decades, as food manufacturers identified the opportunity to provide a healthier solution for time-pressed families. The most famous brands of … Continue reading

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Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Yet another food company / restaurant chain is announcing a change to its ingredients. This time it is Panera Bread. After reviewing over 450 ingredients it uses for food preparation, the chain has created a “No No List” of ingredients … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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Kraft Singles – Fake Food, Faulty Endorsement

Kraft Singles – Fake Food, Faulty Endorsement

Kraft Singles, the decades old “cheese” slice product used in billions of sandwiches across that the nation, has the nutrition world abuzz with anger and surprise. Kraft Singles were to chosen to be the first product to receive a “Kids … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Surprises with New Lineup of Organic Soups

Campbell’s Surprises with New Lineup of Organic Soups

Identifying the growing organic food trend, Campbell’s soup company is introducing a line of organic soups to its stable of products. According to the company, they have  “combined high-quality ingredients with the delicious flavor people expect from our products to … Continue reading

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How to Get Junk Foods Out of Your Child’s Classroom

How to Get Junk Foods Out of Your Child’s Classroom

There is a dirty war going on behind the scenes of America’s school lunches. The School Nutrition Association, an organization that represents the “lunch ladies” and school nutrition directors has been overrun by corporate interests. It is now actually fighting … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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Which Lunch is Healthier – Provided at School or Packed at Home?

Which Lunch is Healthier – Provided at School or Packed at Home?

As you probably know, tens of millions of students eat a free or reduced-price lunch, served by their school, 5 days a week. The government pays for these lunches, and, as such, they need to adhere to a set of … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Someone told me about this new product from Oscar Mayer and I thought they were joking. Noooo. They didn’t make a Lunchables for breakfast, did they? I mean isn’t the … Continue reading

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