Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Grilling season is in high gear, and this weekend will see record numbers of Americans celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and … barbecued meals. Many of you will flavor your meats with an all American barbecue sauce. The origins … Continue reading

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Are Trader Joe’s Snacks Healthy?

Are Trader Joe’s Snacks Healthy?

Trader Joe’s is considered the “good guy” in the foodie world, because the grocery retailer refuses to sell products with controversial ingredients in its stores. That does not automatically translate to healthy, even though some products could fool you. Take … Continue reading

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Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Why would a food company show less of a beneficial nutrient than a product contains? For the same reason they might overstate one – … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Skinny Snacks

The Skinny on Skinny Snacks

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. There’s an oversized rumor going around that fewer calories and less fat per FDA serving of a food = “skinny” = better for … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Using the Fooducate App as a Health Professional

5 Tips for Using the Fooducate App as a Health Professional

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  This is a guest blog post by  Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE Mobile apps are all the rage these days. And Fooducate, available for iPhone and Android, is becoming the go … Continue reading

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Instead of New Pop-Tart Flavors, How About Pop-Tarts 2.0?

Instead of New Pop-Tart Flavors, How About Pop-Tarts 2.0?

It’s always interesting to see what commercials will air during “The Biggest Loser”. Last night, Pop Tarts grabbed our attention with their new “Wildlicious” line of toaster pastries: Buckle up and unwrap a fusion of fruit flavor. Cherry, orange, strawberry, … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Hummus [Secret Family Recipe Included]

The Virtues of Hummus [Secret Family Recipe Included]

Who hasn’t heard of hummus? It’s all the rage in nutrition circles, as more consumers are discovering the Mediterranean bean dip and incorporating into their diet. The two leading brands, Tribe and Sabra have seen explosive growth in the last few years … Continue reading

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A Million Scans, Apple Love, Prizes and More [Fooducate Updates]

A Million Scans, Apple Love, Prizes and More [Fooducate Updates]

One Million Scans! The million mark is an exciting milestone in a company’s life. Last week, one of you used the Fooducate app to scan the one millionth product. Curious to know what it was? Cheddar cheese from Sargento, pictured … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

Last month, Canada banned Bisphenol-A from all food products. But the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that this move may have been premature: “Circulating levels of BPA in the human body were found to be very low, indicating … Continue reading

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