5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

5 Unintended Consequences of the FDA’s Proposed Nutrition Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The FDA’s proposal for changes to the nutrition panel, introduced earlier this week, is broad and sweeping. This would be a major … Continue reading

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Is Barilla’s Veggie Pasta a Good Choice?

Is Barilla’s Veggie Pasta a Good Choice?

Several Fooducate community members recently asked us about veggie pasta and wanted to know if it is a better choice compared to plain. Great question! Let’s take a look at Barilla Veggie Penne Pasta, for example. It comes with added … Continue reading

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What Secret Superfood is Used in High End Snacks? (Hint: Not Kale)

What Secret Superfood is Used in High End Snacks? (Hint: Not Kale)

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. After 20+ years of attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, it’s clear to me that food companies (and consumers) have learned a thing or … Continue reading

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About the Pumpkin in Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

About the Pumpkin in Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

It’s pumpkin season, and it seems the North American native veggie has found its way into every possible aisle in the supermarket. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Pumpkins are a nutrition powerhouse. A cup of cooked pumpkin is a … Continue reading

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Which Has More Sugar – Tropicana’s Farmstand Juice or Coke?

Which Has More Sugar – Tropicana’s Farmstand Juice or Coke?

Tropicana’s new line of drinks, Farmstand, is designed to conjure thoughts of health in a consumer’s mind. The name evokes the mental image of a farmer bringing in her fresh vegetables and fruits to market. Each bottle includes pictures of … 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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Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Let’s admit a sad truth: we Americans are obsessed with french fries. Available at nearly every restaurant and socially acceptable to eat any time of day or night, they are impossibly hard to avoid. The average American consumes close to … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Add Broccoli Into Your Life

5 Easy Ways to Add Broccoli Into Your Life

Broccoli is a low calorie, big benefit vegetable. For a mere 27 calorie per serving (1/2 cup, 78 grams) you’ll get a wealth of nutrients. Scroll down for more on broccoli nutrition + links to some healthy broccoli recipes! Broccoli … Continue reading

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Sex, Babies, and Carrots. All in one Ad!

Sex, Babies, and Carrots. All in one Ad!

Marketers of junk food use a combination of pretty models, pop music and humor to sell us their crap. At Fooducate we always wish there would be money for non brand commodities to advertise themselves. Imagine if broccoli had a … Continue reading

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Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern now that Halloween festivities are behind us? Try a time tested family favorite – Orange veggie soup or as kids like to call it – Jack-O-Lantern Soup. It’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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