Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

The USDA is warning Americans not to consume raw cookie dough. Here is the tweet that came out on “National Homemade Cookie Day” a few months ago: Drop that spoon! Raw cookie dough contains uncooked eggs that can make you … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

Cooking with wine is a an age-old tradition that upgrades the flavor of any dish. The other day, we were enjoying a modified beef bourguignon with the kids. My son, who had earlier seen me pour an entire bottle’s worth … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

One of the complaints we often hear from people trying to improve their diet is how expensive it is to eat healthy. While this is a generalization that can be argued, one thing is irrefutable, it’s hard to eat healthy … Continue reading

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False Advertising: When Organic Really Isn’t

False Advertising: When Organic Really Isn’t

Take a look at this product. It’s brand name includes the word “organic”. It is “made with organic wheat flour & organic sugar”. If you are a consumer interested in buying certified organic products, you may be tempted to buy … Continue reading

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How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, and there is no reason not to go out and support your local farmers, while buying and eating some of the freshest and tastiest produce you can put your hands on. According to … Continue reading

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Why Did the School Nutrition Association Betray Kids?

Why Did the School Nutrition Association Betray Kids?

Childhood obesity is being addressed in various ways. One of them is small improvements in school lunch provided for free to over 30 million children everyday. This is through a USDA programs for disadvantaged children. The federal government funds these … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

The US Dietary Guidelines are a set nutrition suggestions published every 5 years by the USDA. If you are wondering why the Department of Agriculture is responsible for nutrition advice, you’re not the only one. It’s a historical mistake that … Continue reading

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An Easy Change to Improve Your Health

An Easy Change to Improve Your Health

If you grew up in the seventies, going out to McDonald’s or IHOP was a once in a while treat reserved for a birthday, or little league championship win. But these days, children and adults are spending more time and … Continue reading

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