The Fat Lie We Tell Ourselves

The Fat Lie We Tell Ourselves

Some interesting stats on Americans’ weight and attitudes were published by Gallup yesterday. As everyone know, over the last 20 years our collective waistline has grown and we have gained an average of 15 pounds of weight per person. But … Continue reading

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Do You Supplement?

Do You Supplement?

Happy Friday folks. Quick informal survey today. Do you take supplements? What led you to this decision? Would you prefer not to rely on supplements if you could? Shoot away in the comments below. Thanks. Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App Web App  RSS or  Email … Continue reading

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Ritz Crackers With Whole Wheat, Sorta but Not Really

Ritz Crackers With Whole Wheat, Sorta but Not Really

Ritz has a new cracker on the market and it’s made with Whole Wheat! The reason we want whole wheat and whole grains in our diet is: 1. the whole grain contains many more nutrients than a refined grain 2. … Continue reading

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Government: Dismal Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Government: Dismal Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Bleak results from a CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) telephone survey on adult produce consumption: Only a third of Americans consume 2 or more serving of fruit a day. And sadly, orange juice is the top fruit source. … Continue reading

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5 Upbeat Stats About Women’s Healthy Shopping Habits

5 Upbeat Stats About Women’s Healthy Shopping Habits

Lets face it, in most families women are the decision makers when it comes to grocery shopping and nutrition. A recent survey by iVillage and Penton, confirms what we’ve been sensing in our gut over the last few years – … Continue reading

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Americans Expect and Want Government Nutrition Advice

Americans Expect and Want Government Nutrition Advice

A recent survey by Foodminds, a PR firm working with food companies, provides some interesting  stats on the triangular relationship consumer-brand-regulator. Americans clearly welcome increased government involvement in food and nutrition issues, particularly when it comes to labeling. Among the … Continue reading

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Six Reasons We’re Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Six Reasons We’re Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Image by val’sphotos via Flickr The CDC released a report earlier this week with disheartening news – No U.S. state is meeting national objectives for consumption of fruits and vegetables, according to the first report to provide state–by–state data about … Continue reading

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