FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided  ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Processed Cheese [Cheese Miniseries Part 2/3]

10 Things to Know About Processed Cheese [Cheese Miniseries Part 2/3]

This is the second of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 3, we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. In today’s segment, you’ll learn why not all cheese is created … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is used abundantly in our food industry. You’ve probably seen it as an ingredient on many products at the grocery store. You can actually buy corn syrup as a product for your recipes. But what exactly is it? … Continue reading

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Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

The obesity epidemic has been the subject of our last few posts. On Friday we almost wept reading disheartening stats on obesity growth across the 50 states. Over the weekend we looked at the raging epidemic from a food industry … Continue reading

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Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Several readers responded to yesterday’s post about Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish crackers, suggesting Annie’s Bunnies as a healthier alternative. We decided to take a look. Annie’s products are all sweetened crackers, so we chose to compare the 2 most similar products … Continue reading

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The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

Here is an interesting finding from a recent market study. 1500 consumers across all demographics in the US were surveyed by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and Artemis Strategy Group. The news: 43% of consumers have a negative attitude … Continue reading

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10 Proven Techniques To Get Your Child Eating Veggies

10 Proven Techniques To Get Your Child Eating Veggies

“Eat your veggies” is a mantra generations of mothers have passed on to their progeny. We all acknowledge the importance of vegetables and fruits to our health – fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc. – yet most children and parents do … Continue reading

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YOU MUST WATCH THIS – Passionate Plea for Better Food for America’s Kids [Jamie Oliver, TED 2010]

YOU MUST WATCH THIS – Passionate Plea for Better Food for America’s Kids [Jamie Oliver, TED 2010]

Spend 20 minutes watching the passionate plea of super chef turned food revolutionary, Jamie Oliver. his wish: I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again, and … Continue reading

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New “Healthy Ideas” Food Labels introduced by Giant Foods, Stop & Shop

New “Healthy Ideas” Food Labels introduced by Giant Foods, Stop & Shop

Giant Food and Stop & Shop have just launched “Healthy Ideas”, a new food labeling scheme that will help direct people to healthy options at the supermarket. From Stop & Shop’s website: Healthy Ideas was created to make it easy … Continue reading

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