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Questions and Answers on Eating Better

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Our grading algorithms have been developed by nutrition professionals and dietitians. They are based on the concept of nutrient density of foods. The more nutrient dense a food is, the better it is for you. We take into account the nutrition facts panel, the ingredients listed, and the product category. For a more detailed explanation, please read our post on this subject
  • Depends who you ask. Some studies have shown a connection between articial dyes and hyperactivity in kids. Others did not. In the UK, warning labels are required when a product uses artificial colors. This has caused all the manufacturers to switch to natural colorings.
    Unfortunately, here in the US, it's business as usual. We believe consumers' health shouldn't be compromised while science is trying to make up its mind.
  • If you grow it in your backyard or buy directly from a farmer, give yourself an A+.
  • If it fills your tummy, ANY food has served an important service. Remember, millions of people around the world still go to bed hungry every night.
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  • please email us with the product's details.
  • This is a product for which we have incomplete information. Once we fill in the missing information, the product will get graded.
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  • Fooducate's goal is to help people improve their health through better food. The Fooducate app has helped millions of Americans learn what's really in their food and lose weight by tracking the quality of their calories.
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