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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Touchdown? Campbell’s Chunky Soups for NFL Fans Reviewed

Touchdown? Campbell’s Chunky Soups for NFL Fans Reviewed

Campbell’s Soup Company is enjoying a good run this year in the public markets. The stock is up 30% in 2013 and performing at its best since the late 1990′s. The company certainly has innovated in the last 12 months … Continue reading

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Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

One of our readers recently emailed us with a problem many of us face as part of the American workforce: “I’ve recently lost weight, got healthy and I don’t eat processed foods. I’m in a new job and my co-workers go … Continue reading

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Tis the Season … for Cabbage?

Tis the Season … for Cabbage?

Cabbage in December? Yep!  If you’re like many folks with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) delivery OR you just like to buy in season, you’re probably swimming in cabbage. Don’t fret!  Here are some recipes with reviews on stuffed cabbage, … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern now that Halloween festivities are behind us? Try a time tested family favorite – Orange veggie soup or as kids like to call it – Jack-O-Lantern Soup. It’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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What a Letdown: Campbell’s Zigzag on Sodium in Soups

What a Letdown: Campbell’s Zigzag on Sodium in Soups

Folks, the chart tells it all. After several years of promoting and pushing low sodium salts, Campbell’s Board of Directors has decided the strategic and widely publicized move was a mistake. Sales of the core soups have been slumping, and … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Soup Has a Math Problem

Campbell’s Soup Has a Math Problem

Here’s an interesting read from the Consumerist Blog. Several moms from New Jersey are suing Campbell’s for misleading labeling. You’d think that the soup on the right has 25% less sodium than the one on the left, but in fact, … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Comfort Food – It Exists!

Low Calorie Comfort Food – It Exists!

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl There is more than one way to create comfort. One way involves lots of calories and icing. How about something hot? This won’t work if you live in the … Continue reading

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Are You the 1 in 10 that Consumes Sodium Moderately?

Are You the 1 in 10 that Consumes Sodium Moderately?

Shocking or not, 90% of Americans consume sodium in amounts that are above their healthy daily limit. These finding were published earlier this week in the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Salt has become some … Continue reading

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