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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Why We Commend Taco Bell Today. Seriously

Why We Commend Taco Bell Today. Seriously

Today, Taco Bell is announcing the discontinuation of their Kids Meals. Starting in 2014, the popular fast food chain will not offer bribes to kids in the form of toys and cartoon characters. No more cheap toys as a lure … Continue reading

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Taco Bell: By 2020 Some of Our Food Will Be Healthier

Taco Bell: By 2020 Some of Our Food Will Be Healthier

One of the most shamelessly used marketing tricks by companies is creating massive PR for improvements in their products – improvements that will happen sometime in the future, not now. Such is the case with Taco Bell, whose CEO recently … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Fast Food Stamps

Coming Soon? Fast Food Stamps

Should Food Stamp recipients be able to use government funds to buy fast food? Yum Brands, the holding company of KFC and Taco Bell thinks YES! If this seems totally preposterous to you, well, it’s because it is. The aid program, … Continue reading

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Taco Bell’s Sodium Spin

Taco Bell’s Sodium Spin

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. PR people really know how to spin. Take a look at the video and press release by Taco Bell: “Taco Bell has been quietly … Continue reading

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SF’s Soda Ban, Personal Choice, and Milk

SF’s Soda Ban, Personal Choice, and Milk

Last week, San Francisco issued a citywide ban on sale of soda pop in vending machines. Artificially sweetened drinks can make up no more than 25% of the offering. 100% juices are allowed, but sports drinks are not. In explaining … Continue reading

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Subway’s Dubious Nutrition Claims

Subway’s Dubious Nutrition Claims

Think of a healthy fast food chain. Which one comes to mind? If you chose Subway, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by market research firm Decision Analyst, Subway is the fast food franchise consumers trust the most … Continue reading

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The American Heart Association’s “Simple Seven” Heart Health Factors

The American Heart Association’s “Simple Seven” Heart Health Factors

The American Heart Association wants you to be healthier. And in a new, online campaign, dubbed My Life Check, the organization is introducing 7 factors that will help you live longer: Stop smoking Get active Lose weight Eat better Manage … Continue reading

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The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet…Is it April Fools Day Already?

The Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet…Is it April Fools Day Already?

This has got to be either a joke or a bad dream. Taco Bell is running a campaign called the Drive Thru Diet with a pretty gal named Christine who claims to have lost 54 pounds of weight by eating … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Independence

The Meaning of Independence

Happy 4th of July everyone. We’d rather it be called Independence Day, because that is what we have been celebrating for the past 200 years, not a date 7/04. As we head to cookouts, picnics, bar-b-ques and other food related … Continue reading

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