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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Summer Drinks?

It’s hot.  You’re thirsty.  You want something cool – or maybe ice cold – to drink. Check Out The Calories A lot of cool, refreshing drinks come with a hefty dose of calories. You might be surprised how many are in a drink you’ve been having for years. According to CSPI (Center for Science in […]

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Do Your Road Trips Mean Dashboard Dining?

How many ketchup drips, chocolate smears, coffee stains, and greasy crumbs do you have in your car (or on your clothes)? Is your road trip an endless food-fest of fast food, junk food, and all kinds of snacks — with your dashboard or vacant passenger seat acting as your table? If you’re nodding your head, […]

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For Safe Picnic Food Don’t Forget Your Drive Time

The picnic food that’s sitting in your car might turn out to be a big problem.  Packaged food  — like crackers — usually do fine in high temperatures, but meat, dairy, cut-up fresh fruit, salads, and prepared foods are another story. Perishable food may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. Food that sits in […]

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How Big Are Your Snacks? Are They As Big As Lunch or Dinner?

Do you get so hungry mid-morning or mid-afternoon that you grab whatever you can from a cart, vending machine, the snack room or fridge — and chow down? if you do, you’re not alone. According to research, snacking, including drinking beverages at times other than during a regular meal,accounts for more than 25% of Americans’ […]

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Dirty Water Dogs: a Tasty Treat (for some)

“Dirty-water dogs!” You love ‘em (chances are you grew up in NYC), you can’t stand the thought of them, or you haven’t tried them – yet. Want one? Look for blue and yellow striped Sabrett umbrellas (sometimes green and white, per regulation, in NYC parks).There seem to be a lot of foodtrucks with blue and […]

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Boardwalk, Amusement Park, and Stadium: What Do You Eat?

Cotton candy or funnel cake? Corn dog or fried clams?  The food of summer.  What do you usually eat beachside or after the roller coaster? Oh, the choices!  Oh the calories! How can you possibly not chow down on thousands of calories when there are food vendors about every 20 feet hawking dogs, ice cream, […]

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What Are Good Road Trip Snacks?

Eating While You Drive Can Be Tricky Have you ever tried to eat a sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and pickles? It’s hard enough to do when you can eat over a plate on a stable table – trying to eat it in a car means ending up holding two pieces of bread with a […]

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Will The Food Sitting In Your Hot Car Make You Sick?

It’s hot outside.  When you open your car door after it’s been sitting in the parking lot you’re hit with a blast of heat that seems hotter than an oven. The Temperature Rises Quickly Inside A Closed Car Very quickly — even when it’s only moderately warm outside. A study found that at 9AM when […]

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A Dozen Ways To Keep Grilled Food Safe To Eat

Summer means grilling and barbecue for lots of people. It’s hard to resist juicy burgers, sizzling steaks, fish seared to perfection, and frankfurters crackling and popping and screaming for mustard and relish or sauerkraut. The food may taste great, but picnics, barbecues, and grilling can create the perfect environment for the bacteria that already reside […]

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Iced And Frozen Coffee Drinks: Are They Coffee, Snacks, Or Dessert?

When the weather heats up, the coffee drinks tend to cool down.  Unfortunately, some iced and frozen coffee drinks – whether they’re from a coffee shop or from a can — can really bump up your calories and fat grams. Calories in Some Iced And Frozen Coffee Drinks Note: all info (with the exception of […]

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