Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

The answer is fake meat. What you are looking at is Seitan, the step-brother to soy-based tofu. Unlike tofu, seitan is made from gluten. Yes, that same gluten that many Americans are shunning today. Seitan has been used as a … Continue reading

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What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

Tortillas are the culinary lovechild of the new world and the old world. Before the Spaniards arrived, flat-breads in central America were made with maize. Then the conquistadors introduced wheat to the natives, and the rest is history. Today, most … Continue reading

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Fed Up with Food Fear-Mongering

Fed Up with Food Fear-Mongering

This is a guest post by Lindsey Schnell MS RD. If you haven’t heard lately that carbohydrates and sugar are deadly poisons, consider yourself lucky. As a registered dietitian who stays immersed in both research and popular diet/food trends, a … Continue reading

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Three Concerns Rising From Oregon’s GMO Wheat

Three Concerns Rising From Oregon’s GMO Wheat

Twelve years ago, several Oregon farms were a test site for genetically modified wheat created by Monsanto. The testing lasted until 2004, the last year the manufacturer was given permission for testing. That’s why it came as quite a shock … Continue reading

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High-Fiber Bars: The Agony and the Ecstasy

High-Fiber Bars: The Agony and the Ecstasy

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How does a nutrition/energy bar compete with 100+ other brands in a $5+ billion market? Specialize and supersize … the nutrition that is. … Continue reading

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Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Ever wonder how FDA or a labeling consultant evaluates a food product’s labeling? Here is a fairly typical (abridged) … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

This is a guest blog post by Beth George I am a mother, child advocate lawyer, food activist, and entrepreneur.    This is a story of how focusing on diet made a huge difference in my son’s life.  I hope our … Continue reading

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Food Allergies Are Expensive

Food Allergies Are Expensive

A recent article from Reuters tallies up the annual cost of food allergies in the US at half a billion dollars. Doctor visits, hospital care, and lost work days due to food allergies come with an annual $500 million price … Continue reading

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Fat-Free Fig Bars – A Healthy Snack Choice?

Fat-Free Fig Bars – A Healthy Snack Choice?

Mark G., a fooducate blog reader, writes: I would love your opinion on Barbara’s Bakery Fat Free Whole Wheat Fig Bars. I love these cookies (as does my 4 year old) and they seem to be a relatively healthy dessert … Continue reading

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Today Michelle Obama Launches “Let’s Move” Childhood Obesity Eradication Campaign

Today Michelle Obama Launches “Let’s Move” Childhood Obesity Eradication Campaign

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama will formally announce a campaign to end childhood obesity. In one generation. This lofty goal is very much in need, as over one third of American children are overweight or obese. Mrs. Obama wants the … Continue reading

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