Who’s Afraid of a Little Candy?


Who’s afraid of a little candy? This was a headline today in the Wall Street Journal. According to the Department of Agriculture, we Americans consume about 6 pounds more sugar a year per person than we did in 1970. This year, Americans will spend about $2.5 billion on Halloween candy! Many parents are setting limits […]

Hijacked! – The Food Industry Shifts Message


An attempt is being made by the food industry to hijack our eating habits! Have you noticed food manufacturers’ use of whole grain, omega-3, and gluten-free claims to market highly processed junk foods  that are “made with” whole grain and “gluten free”? Food manufacturers are also adept at getting consumers to think that various processed […]

Sugar Overload at Retail Checkouts


Today, the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a new study on retail stores’ promotion of sugar, candy, soda, and other unhealthy foods at checkout. Food marketing isn’t only advertising: product placement at checkout is a common and powerful tool the food industry uses to manipulate us to buy and eat more calories.  […]