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Best of Healthy Eats: Top Posts of 2010

by in Food News, December 29, 2010

lighted up chips

We wrote about everything from apples to zucchini bread this year, with lots of healthy tips and ideas in between.  Here are your favorite posts of the year.

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10 Healthy Trends for 2011

by in Food News, December 27, 2010
Farmers' Market
Farmers' markets and local foods will stay hot for 2011.

The year 2010 brought the rise of gluten-free foods and a strong fight against childhood obesity. What will 2011 bring? Here are some top trends to be on the lookout for.

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The Food Safety Bill: What It Means For You

by in Food News, Food Safety, December 10, 2010

caution

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that tens of millions of Americans become ill and thousands die from foodborne illnesses each year. With the rapidly increasing rate of foodborne illnesses hitting the United States, something needs to be done. That’s where the new food safety bill comes into play.

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Healthy Debate: Is Your Juice Safe?

by in Food News, December 7, 2010

juice

A California-based environmental group found that juice drinks and packaged fruit contained lead above the allowable level. Find out what this advocacy group discovered, and what the FDA is telling consumers. So, should you be worried? We’ll let you decide.

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5 New Products on the Market

by in Food News, Gluten-Free, Healthy Tips, November 19, 2010

potato chips

Dana and I recently attended the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, where we were introduced to many products just hitting market shelves. Here are the top 5 we recommend.

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Healthy Debate: Should Happy Meal Toys Be Banned?

by in Food News, November 1, 2010

happy meal toys

Whoever came up with the marketing for Happy Meals toys is a genius. Kids are drawn to popular characters and love the trinkets even more than the food. But this type of marketing comes a with a price: a  fat- and calorie-laden meal that leaves many child obesity advocates feeling decidedly unhappy. San Francisco is proposing a ban on toys paired with unhealthy kids’ meals — should it go nationwide? Here’s our take.

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Nano Foods 101

by in Food News, October 8, 2010

food labels

Imagine eating fat-free versions of your favorite comfort foods — macaroni and cheese, chocolate pudding, French fries — that are just as tasty as the full-fat counterparts. Sound good? That’s just one way nanotechonology is being used to manipulate the foods we eat.  But how does it work? And most importantly: Are the products safe to eat?  We’ve got the scoop on this emerging technology.

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Reading List: Fat Blasters Approved, POM’s Questionable Claims & Lunchboxes, Exposed

by in Food News, October 1, 2010

kids looking into lunchbox

In this week’s nutrition news: Ben & Jerry’s drops “natural,”  study finds children don’t drink enough fluids and fat blasters approved by the FDA.

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Reading List, Extreme Edition: Crazy Carrot Ads and Super-Caloric Restaurant Dishes

by in Food News, September 24, 2010

milk

In this week’s nutrition news: Childhood food trauma, the perfect portion size, drinking milk can help you lose weight and check out the new baby carrots ad.

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Healthy Debate: Chocolate Verses White Milk

by in Food News, September 22, 2010

milk

Sweet chocolate milk is causing bitter cafeteria showdowns around the country. School lunch advocates who want the chocolate stuff nixed from the cafeteria menu say it packs almost as much sugar as soda, but others say it’s better for kids to drink chocolate milk than no milk at all.

Get our take, plus the pros and cons and the scoop from the National Dairy Council’s dietitian.

Chocolate milk, good or bad? »

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