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Healthwashing

Marketing Masquerading as Science

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The real danger here is that the food industry knows exactly how to sweet-talk health professionals -- and their respective organizations -- into joining their ranks in order to be "part of the solution."

The Brown Food Myth

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Meghan Telpner

We think brown food is healthier, don't we? I remember summer camp in the '80s when we would fight for the fluffy pieces of white bread to smear wi...

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

4 'Healthwashing' Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Truly unprocessed food doesn't need to toot its own horn with meaningless call outs and claims, nor is it composed of a litany of ingredients, including artificial flavoring and neon-bright dyes. Above all, remember: The front of a product's packaging is pure marketing -- ingredient lists tell the true tale.

The Latest McFib: Our Food Is Healthy

Andy Bellatti | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last week, in what is yet another example of Big Food's symbiotic relationship with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, McDonald's Director of Nutrition spoke to her fellow colleagues at the Utah Dietetic Association meeting about the chain's new "healthy initiatives."

What You Don't Know About Processed Food

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Writer Melanie Warner, whose new behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-world-of-processed-foods book, Pandora's Lunchbox, is out this week, spent the past year and a half investigating how processed foods are actually made.