Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving


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Follow Friday: @EWG’s Food Scores

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Interested in finding out how your food stacks up? Now you can check its “score” with a quick search on the Environmental Working Group’s Food Score page. Foods are rated based on three criteria: nutrition concerns, ingredient concerns, and processing concerns. They also have an iphone app available in the app store, an android app is coming soon. It’s an easy way to find out more information about your food.


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Follow Friday: EWG Good Food on a Tight Budget

While I don’t always agree with everything the Environmental Working Group has to say, for the most part their messaging is good. They recently released a guide entitled: Good Food on a Tight Budget. With food costs continuing to rise, and increasing reliance on convenience and fast foods, it’s great to see a guide to help consumers choose affordable and nutritious whole foods. The website is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. I also like that they include additional links and resources including shopping tips and recipes.