Perhaps it’s Time the USDA Stopped Giving Us Nutrition Advice?

Perhaps it’s Time the USDA Stopped Giving Us Nutrition Advice?

 New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Something funny happened at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week. In an online newsletter to employees, published once a quarter, the advice dispensed was to embrace Meatless … Continue reading

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Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Despite New York’s well intentioned efforts, the Federal government has rejected Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to combat obesity through limitations on soft drink purchases with “food stamps”. Almost a year ago, New York suggested that the city’s participants in the SNAP … Continue reading

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Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Yesterday, at a Washington DC press conference, The First Lady and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the government’s newest effort to get Americans eating right – My Plate (see www.choosemyplate.gov) “This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us … Continue reading

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We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

GMO foods are a hotly debated topic in the past few years, and especially in the last month. We haven’t addressed this issue and thought it might be time to share some thoughts. GMO (Genetically modified organism) or GE (genetically … Continue reading

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Healthier School Lunch in 2010?

Healthier School Lunch in 2010?

In addition to Michelle Obama, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is pushing for the removal of junk food from schools. The plans include adding more children to  free breakfast and lunch programs. “Our children deserve better nutrition, and our country’s better … Continue reading

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USDA Secretary: “I LOVE Chocolate Milk” (Fooducate: But why so much sugar…)

USDA Secretary: “I LOVE Chocolate Milk” (Fooducate: But why so much sugar…)

We just got off the phone with Tom Vilsack! The Fooducate blog was honored to be invited to a first ever blogger conference call with U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack earlier today. The call was in celebration of … Continue reading

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On Peanut Butter, Salmonella, and Cheap Food

On Peanut Butter, Salmonella, and Cheap Food

For almost a month, the major food headline is the peanut butter salmonella outbreak plaguing our country. Eight deaths, thousands of hospitalizations, over 1600 products recalles, and just one single company responsible for it all. Peanut butter sales are down … Continue reading

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