Pick Your Poison: Anti-Caking Agents

With graduation season quickly approaching and Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on things you’ve learned from your mother – or even from her mother and her mother’s mother.…

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Pick Your Poison: Preservatives and Additives

Easter is on its way and more than the Easter Bunny might be hopping in for a visit. It’s a time for family, friends, and food. You’ve got your Sunday clothes on, perhaps a nice…

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Pick Your Poison: Artificial Colors

March is here, spring is near, and on the 17th some of us may imbibe in a green beer . . . or two. We’ve all heard of the health risks and even benefits of…

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Pick Your Poison: Natural and Artificial Flavors

As many of the major American holidays have passed, new year's resolutions are occupying our minds rather than visions of sugarplums – or are they? February is here and that means Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Unsaturated Fat

The fat-free craze in America started in the late 1980s when the scientific community started to correlate high-fat diets with heart disease and premature death. Rather than focusing on certain types of fats over others,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Saturated Fat

Is coconut oil the cure for all that ails us? Is the Paleo diet, focused on higher-fat ingredients coming largely from animal sources, the healthiest way to eat? Should full-fat dairy be re-introduced to the…

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Menu Labeling Deadline Drama

Last week was full of excitement and worry, as the FDA released a menu labeling deadline update that shook the foodservice industry. Within 4 days, we went from thinking the industry still had 5 months…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Sugar

Over the last decade, the major nutrients of concern in most dietary recommendations have shifted to include sugar. Although a large body of evidence relating long-term sugar consumption to health disparities is lacking, sugar has…

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Healthy Options

Serving Up Healthy Options

When it comes to health and nutrition, self-serve buffets and salad bars can be a dangerous place for ravenous diners with endless appetites. Although they offer wide selections and the flexibility to create custom menu…

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