The makers of high fructose corn syrup are at it again. In addition to their million-dollar ads about how HFCS is not bad for you because it's made from the natural ingredient corn, the makers want to change its name to corn sugar. The Corn Refiners Association asked the federal government's permission to use the name on food labels. The group hopes to improve the … [Read more...] about High Fructose Corn Syrup to Change its Name: Corn Sugar
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Is All Sugar Created Equal? High Fructose Corn Syrup Myths
I'm sure you've seen it. The new campaign for high fructose corn syrup in which the Corn Refiners Association has decided to rebrand and rename their product. Reflecting on changing consumer sentiment around high fructose corn syrup and declining sales, the Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA for a name change to high fructose corn syrup. They want to call it … [Read more...] about Is All Sugar Created Equal? High Fructose Corn Syrup Myths
7 Tips for Making Fresh Fruit Popsicles
Popsicles are an iconic summertime food. I remember eating those red white and blue “bomb pops” every summer as a kid. As a parent, I read the ingredients of those things, and they’re full of artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup. Why would I feed that stuff to my kids when I can give them fresh fruit popsicles. All you need for … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Making Fresh Fruit Popsicles
Join in the Fight to Make School Lunches Healthier!
Corn dogs, canned fruit and a bag of chips…that was a typical hot lunch offering at the posh private school my daughter attended in Marin County, California six years ago. It took me, and five other Marin moms, more than a year to initiate organic lunch programs in our local private schools. We had to work hard to convince parents and administrators that it was worth an extra … [Read more...] about Join in the Fight to Make School Lunches Healthier!
Make Healthier Fast Food Choices
All of a sudden corporate giants are jumping on the health food bandwagon - touting new products as the newest discovery since sliced bread. Check out Mickey D's new major campaign for their Real Fruit Smoothie. It's great that you can drive-in and buy yourself a $2.29 smoothie, but buyer beware. Do you realize how many grams of sugar are in that 12 oz. drink? 42!!! That's … [Read more...] about Make Healthier Fast Food Choices