Is Walmart’s New Nutrition Label Really “Great For You”?

Is Walmart’s New Nutrition Label Really “Great For You”?

Yesterday, Walmart announced the launch of its new nutrition labeling system called “Great for You”. Starting this spring, a small selection of Walmart’s private label products – Great Value – will be decorated with this healthy seal of approval. This … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s War on Food Deserts

Michelle Obama’s War on Food Deserts

Earlier this week, the first lady was joined by a band of grocery retailers and the Partnership for a Healthier America in announcing a bold new move to reduce food deserts in America. Details: 1. The program will be bringing … Continue reading

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Four Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Celebrating First Anniversary

Four Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Celebrating First Anniversary

Today Michelle Obama celebrates the first anniversary of her worthy cause Let’s Move, the campaign to end childhood obesity within one generation. Launched early last year, the program aims to achieve its noble goal  by improving the nutritional quality of … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Dried Blueberies – A Healthy Snack [Inside the Label]

Dried Blueberies – A Healthy Snack [Inside the Label]

You’re off to a meeting, flying to a conference, or simply got a hectic day to get through. You need an energy boost and don’t want a candy bar full of crazy ingredients. What do you do? One healthy option … Continue reading

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Whole Foods CEO: “We Sell Junk”

Whole Foods CEO: “We Sell Junk”

Image via Wikipedia An interesting interview with the founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, on the Wall Street Journal earlier this week: “We sell all kinds of candy. We sell a bunch of junk. Healthy, bulk foods … Continue reading

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9 Tidbits from the Maker of “Food, Inc.” (PBS)

9 Tidbits from the Maker of “Food, Inc.” (PBS)

David Brancaccio of PBS’s Now show interviewed filmmaker Robert Kenner, the director of “Food, Inc.” a few days ago. The movie takes a very critical look at the modern food industry and helps viewers better understand why supermarket fare for … Continue reading

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Top Supermarkets Ranking Published by Consumer Reports

Top Supermarkets Ranking Published by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports’ upcoming May issue will include an extensive report on supermarkets. [subscription required] The good folks at CR surveyed over 32,000 shoppers across the nation to come up with a ranking of the 59 largest chains. The ranking criteria … Continue reading

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Chef Alice Waters on 60 Minutes: “Looking for Flavor”

Chef Alice Waters on 60 Minutes: “Looking for Flavor”

Alice Waters is a celebrated chef and one of the leaders of the organic and slow food movements in the US. She appeared tonight on CBS’s 60 minutes [12:31 minutes]: Watch CBS Videos Online Some tidbits from the interview: Looking … Continue reading

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What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

In one sentence: Err on the side of caution – don’t buy a product with peanuts for the time being. If it hasn’t been recalled yet, it may be tomorrow. As parents and slightly paranoid consumers, when someone tells us … Continue reading

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