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Expo West Sets the Stage for this Year’s Natural Food Trends

Bigger and reportedly better than ever, Expo West 2008 was bursting at the seems this year with over 52,000 visitors (an increase of 11% over the prior year) vying for a look at the latest natural food, health, and personal care offerings from roughly 3400 exhibitors. Yes, reportedly … I couldn’t make it this year. […]

Strong Bones, Thinking Outside of the Carton

All too often we are blind-sided by the media, led to believe that one food, one product, one vitamin or mineral is the answer to our very health and existence. In reality, our bodies are quite complex, requiring a healthy lifestyle and various nutrients to operate optimally. Yes, it is true that people who are […]

The Times, They Are A-Changing

Just a few programming notes on what has been going on behind the scenes of the Well Fed Network lately. We have been working very hard on a redesign of the entire network, and it should be going live today or tomorrow. We’re all excited about it, and can’t wait to show it to all […]

A Mom’s Guide to Decoding Food Labels

It can be very scary going to the grocery store when you have young children. Danger seems to lurk in every aisle - sugary cartoon breakfast cereals and “juice” drinks with no real juice in them are just mild offenders compared to the killer hydrogenated oils lurking in the pastry case and pesticide-laden everything. Fortunately, […]

Last Call!

This is your last chance to get in recipes for FitFare’s Fall Feast-ival. We’ve been at it all month with bloggers creating inventive and interesting dishes using all sorts of fall produce, and now it’s come to a close. So if you haven’t already, get your links in today. 
Be sure to read the rules too […]

Why are you picking up that fork?

You may overeat for many reasons, among the most common: emotions. In fact, emotional triggers cause an estimated 75 percent of all overeating.
It is unknown why this is, but several theories exist. One theory involves physiological cues that tell your body to reach for that chocolate bar. That chocolate bar, for example, contains chemicals that […]

Profile: Frieda’s Makes Exotic Produce Commonplace

Back in 1962, the kiwifruit (then known as the Chinese gooseberry) was a virtual unknown to American consumers, but thanks to the grit, creativity and resourcefulness of produce distributor Frieda Caplan, the brown, furry fruit was renamed, promoted directly to consumers and eventually became a staple of fruit salads and bowls across the land.
Frieda’s, Inc., […]

Healthy Cajun Cookbooks: Part 1

Many people do not usually associate cajun cooking and health. I have been self-appointed to rectify this situation. Over the past few months I have shared family recipes, some modified, others in their original form and have attempted to showcase the health benefits of this beloved cuisine.For those readers that are now inspired to buy […]

How to Dress (Your Salad, That Is)

Photo courtesy of the BBCSalad is not complete without a delicious, delectable dressing to enlighten the taste buds and excite the palate. And while there are some fantastic bottled dressings out there that meet my own lofty criteria (no partially hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, calories within reason and still very tasty), nothing […]

The Night Shift and Nutrition

I work the graveyard shift, or what I like to call “vampire hours.” Many people have no concept of how working in the wee hours of the morning can completely mess up your system. I had no concept of it until I started my current job.
So, when my migraines became more frequent, my legs stopped […]