Healthy snacking for the holidays and beyond

As we begin preparing for the holidays, it’s easy to reach for unhealthy snacks as quick pick-me-ups. This is the time of year for rampant impulse snacking – when the urge hits, we reach for whatever we can find to snack on.

NatureBox wants to change that by making healthy delicious snacking easier and more convenient.

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FDA tells corn producers high fructose corn syrup isn’t sugar!

Great news for those who are concerned about too much sugar, especially from high fructose corn syrup, which is in cazillions of products on the market.

Yesterday the FDA announced it was denying the petition of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to rename high-fructose corn syrup “corn sugar,” saying the action would only serve to confuse U.S. consumers and could even pose a health risk to those suffering from fructose intolerance.

The ruling came in a letter to Corn Refiners Association President Audrae Erickson following 20 months of review. The CRA had asked the FDA to implement a name change after launching a multi-million dollar advertising and marketing campaign that argued that sugar and HFCS were identical. The ruling rejected all three arguments made in the CRA’s petition, which was filed on September 14, 2010.

To learn more about why the FDA says it denied the petition and to read the details of the ruling, see the full article at

GoPicnic – for healthy meals on-the-go

How often have you been hungry and in a hurry but the only food available was fast food? Whether it’s scurrying through the airport to catch a flight or stuck in the middle of a work project, it can be tough to eat healthy.

Now there are affordable, nutritious and delicious choices.

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