Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Not two weeks have passed since Americans became familiarized with the pink slimeĀ foundĀ in our ground beef, and major supermarket chains have publicly come out stating they will not be selling pink slime products anymore. This is a huge win for … Continue reading

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United Grazers of America

United Grazers of America

Consider these 2 factoids, from a recent USA Today article by Ellie Krieger, RD: 1) Every day, 90% of Americans eat at least one snack between meals 2) We now eat twice the daily snacks that we did just 30 … Continue reading

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Can We say Healthy and Airport Food in the Same Sentence?

Can We say Healthy and Airport Food in the Same Sentence?

Holidays are busy times in the sky, and not just because Santa is making deliveries. With many of us crisscrossing the country to be with loved ones, airports are congested bottlenecks we all have to pass through. And since we … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

As the new year approaches, and with it a multitude of resolutions for a healthier behavior, we will be seeing many new announcements about nutrition, foods and exercise contraptions. Getting a head start is Frito-Lay, the savory snack stalwart owned … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Solid Food – What Should it Be?

Baby’s First Solid Food – What Should it Be?

Almost every parent has a scrapbook photo of baby’s inaugural sitting at the high chair, trying out a solid (actually mushy) food for the first time. Rice cereal has long been held as the first food to add to a … Continue reading

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BPA (Toxin) Found in 92% of Canned Food

BPA (Toxin) Found in 92% of Canned Food

BPA (Bisphenol-A) is dangerous, especially to pregnant women, and intake of canned food during gestation should be limited. This is the main conclusion of a recent study on the chemical compound that is used to line the inside of cans … Continue reading

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School Lunch Meat Safety Improved to … Fast Food Status

School Lunch Meat Safety Improved to … Fast Food Status

The USDA is enacting more stringent safety regulations for ground meats provided to school lunch programs. This will bring the safety programs up to the safety levels of no less than … hold your breath … fast food burgers. The … Continue reading

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Defining Milk

Defining Milk

There’s a battle brewing between real milk and faux milk, or to be exact over the exact definition of “milk”. A dairy lobby group, the National Milk Producers Federation has petitioned the FDA that the term “milk” be reserved for … Continue reading

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At Risk For Diabetes? Let Oprah and Walgreens Help You…

At Risk For Diabetes? Let Oprah and Walgreens Help You…

Today’s episode of Oprah is dedicated to type 2 diabetes. Over 24 million Americans are suffering from diabetes and a staggering 1.6 million are added every year. million of us are “pre-diabetic”, meaning we are on our way to fall … Continue reading

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Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

USA Today has two stories out about a recent research project by Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The findings were presented in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. Here’s what … Continue reading

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