Superfood or Super PR?

Superfood or Super PR?

It seems these days almost every other food we hear about has some magic property that turns it into a “superfood.” The term, which did not exist 10 years ago, was coined by Steven G. Pratt, MD in his book SuperFoods … Continue reading

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Marketing Beverages to Children: What Coke says, What Coke does…

Marketing Beverages to Children: What Coke says, What Coke does…

This is a guest blog post by Parke Wilde, PhD Would you say Coca-Cola, the parent company for FANTA, is marketing to children here? Would you say Coca-Cola is marketing to children in these lesson plans for elementary school students? If you … Continue reading

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The Great Fat Debate

The Great Fat Debate

We recently participated in the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE),  organized by the American Dietetic Association. Ten thousand dietitians swarmed the Boston Convention Center for an endless number of education sessions and “healthy” food tastings. One of … Continue reading

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Challenges in Nutrition [from Tufts Friedman Symposium]

Challenges in Nutrition [from Tufts Friedman Symposium]

We’re in Boston this weekend for 2 important nutrition events. Today we participated in Tufts University’s Friedman Symposium, and starting tomorrow we will be at FNCE, the American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. At the Friedman … Continue reading

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US Dietary Guidelines 2010. Coming Soon.

US Dietary Guidelines 2010. Coming Soon.

This is a guest blog post by Parke Wilde and was originally published on his blog US Food Policy. The obesity epidemic is the “single greatest threat to public health in this century,” according to a report yesterday from the … Continue reading

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Froot Loops Backed by Dean of Nutrition School

Froot Loops Backed by Dean of Nutrition School

The New York Times ran a great article yesterday on the “Smart Choices” front of label food benchmarking system. We’ve posted several articles on Smart Choices and nutrition labeling in the past few months, as there are more than 15 … Continue reading

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