Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

For Kraft, mac n cheese is a big business. But the standard mac ‘n cheese is not that healthy – processed flour, tons of saturated fat from the cheese, artificial colors, and additives. So Kraft is trying to healthify its … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

A recent consumer survey, Shopping for Health, conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention magazine indicates that nutrition continues to be a driving force in purchase decisions. Approximately 1500 adults were surveyed and provided the following picture: 32% … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms whole grain and whole wheat. We’ll try to clear that … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

Bread is a staple of the western world, something many of us consume daily, if not several times a day. There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf. The pleasure of a warm slice of bread … Continue reading

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Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

 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. Something has been “softly” incongruous about Whole Foods since the opening of their first store a thousand years ago: … Continue reading

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Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft is touting its new Belvita line of breakfast cookies as “Nutritious Sustained Energy.”  It boasts 20 grams of whole grain too. Should you be eating this instead of your favorite cereal / cereal bar? What you need to know: … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Chocolatey Krave Cereal [Inside the Label]

Kellogg’s Chocolatey Krave Cereal [Inside the Label]

Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App  RSS Subscription or  Email Subscription Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate As if the cereal aisle wasn’t crowded enough. Kraft is introducing a new cereal called Krave: Satisfy your inner chocovore with Kellogg’s Krave™ Chocolate cereal.  Inside each crunchy bite hides a smooth … Continue reading

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Healthy Southern Comfort Food: Better Buttermilk Biscuits

Healthy Southern Comfort Food: Better Buttermilk Biscuits

This is a guest blog post by Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.D., L.D.N. When I was a very little girl, my grandfather had a heart attack. Thankfully, he survived, but the doctor told him and my grandmother that he would have to … Continue reading

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