YALE: Healthier versions of lunchables are outnumbered and out of reach, 11/24/2014

November 24, 2014

Healthier versions of lunchables are outnumbered and out of reach

Have you ever wondered just how healthy lunchables are? According to a recent report by the Rudd Center, only 5 out of 42 varieties meet nutrition standards for advertising to children. What’s even worse is that in supermarkets, less nutritious versions of lunchables outnumber the healthier ones 6 to 1 and are often stocked on the top shelf above eye level for both adults and children. Most of the 37 unhealthy varieties of lunchables contain cookies, …

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US News: Top Food Lies at the Grocery Store, 11/7/2014

November 07, 2014

US News: Top Food Lies at the Grocery Store

Be Careful at the Grocery Store

Lately, food manufacturers have increased their marketing strategies by placing a seemingly healthy label on their products. Next time you go grocery shopping, be wary of these five phrases on the label:

Wheat bread

Wheat bread and white bread are both made from refined wheat flour, so when you are purchasing bread, look for “100 percent whole wheat” or “100 percent whole grain” on the front of the loaf. This ensures that the loaf …

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CNN HEALTH: ‘Gluten-Free’ Now Really Means Gluten-Free, 10/31/2014

October 31, 2014

CNN Health: ‘Gluten-Free’ Now Really Means Gluten-Free

In August of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that food manufacturers had to make their gluten-free products meet FDA requirements in one year. Federal regulations stipulate that the “gluten-free” label means that the product contains fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten. This measure is the lowest amount scientists can consistently detect in a food.

A product labeled “gluten-free” also can’t contain any of the following:

• An ingredient that is any type of wheat, …

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