Browsing the "junk food" Tag

Does organic food taste healthier?

May 20th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

New research shows that people report that organic food tastes healthier than its conventional counterparts. When trying food - even junk food - with an organic label, participants guessed that the food was lower in fat and calories than food with a conventional label


Anna Lappe TED Talk: Marketing Food to Children

March 20th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

It's no secret: food manufacturers see kids as golden geese. Establish brand recognition during the preschool years, and you've got yourself a customer for life! Of course, you've also got a nation filled with children struggling with obesity, diabetes, and other lifelong health risks... but hey, that's for their parents to worry about! Parent, author, and educator Anna Lappe calls food companies out -- and calls all of us to action -- in a TEDx talk published earlier this month


Organic Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

November 29th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

I ran across an interesting video that talks about organic junk food that I thought makes some really good points. Around the holidays, we're all trying our best not to fall into the holiday junk food trap, and I think this is an important time to remember that organic junk food is still junk food.


The Food Diet

January 10th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  I’ve been meaning to write on something interesting I ran across on StumbleUpon for awhile. I haven’t been able


How Can We Address the Childhood Obesity Problem?

December 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

A Facebook pal recently asked what folks thought about Georgia's new childhood obesity campaign. It garnered some really good discussion, and it got me thinking a lot about how we can tackle this childhood obesity problem


USDA Encourages You to Eat Junk Food

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote back in June about the fact that the USDA doesn't follow its own dietary advice.. when it comes to food subsidies. But a new report by the US Public Interest Research Group, "Apples to Twinkies," puts more numbers to that. Here are some key ones


Designer Salt from PepsiCo

April 27th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

PepsiCo is experimenting with a 'designer salt'. It's shape is tailored to maximize the amount of salt perceived by the tongue while reducing the actual amount of sodium ingested



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