Changing the Foodscape: 5 Perspectives from Industry Insiders

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You probably don’t think about the foodscape when you’re grocery shopping, snacking at home, dining out or ordering in.

But, in every place you interact with food, the foodscape is influencing your decisions—and steering you away from healthy options.

These influences are baked into the very environment of society. Restaurant signs, billboards and banners advertising new specials scream from the sides of the road as you drive through your town or city, offering cheap, fast food and drink in sizes ranging from ...

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Mike Fata: Creating Big Impact with Small Changes

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #41

Can simple changes make a big difference in diet and health—not just on an individual level, but across the food industry? Mike Fata is living proof that it’s possible.

Mike has dedicated over 25 years studying and practicing natural health, starting in 1995 when he made the life changing decision to lose over 100lbs. In 1998, he founded Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and spend the next 18 years growing the company, finally selling it to ...

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ProdHealth: Empowering Better Health Through Plant-Based Nutrition

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #37

What if it were possible for everyone to start leveraging the power of plant-based eating in an accessible and practical way? Through his work on the ProdHealth app, John Dieser is making it possible.

There’s a lot to unpack on this topic, and we only just scratch the surface as we explore:

  • The mind-blowing research on plant-based nutrition that changed the course of John’s career
  • Whether plant-based alternative proteins and oils ...
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IWon Organics: Bringing Happiness to the CPG Space

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #13

Can happiness and healthy eating coexist? Mark Samuel’s answer is an emphatic YES.

Mark is the founder and CEO of IWON Organics, a health and wellness company that makes bold, flavor-infused snacks made from plant-based proteins like peas, beans and brown rice. He asserts that we’ve strayed from the healthy relationship we’re meant to have with food and is using both his company’s products and his own personal platform to spread a message of positivity, ...

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Conquering the Kitchen: Best Bean Cooking Techniques

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Nutritious Plant-Based Protein at a Fraction of the Cost

Looking for an inexpensive, healthy way to get more protein your diet? Beans are the key!

Beans (and lentils) are the star players when it comes to plant-based protein. And if you learn to cook dried beans instead of relying on canned, you can save a ton of money. For example, a can of organic, no-salt added beans at my local co-op is $2.49 and yields about 1 3/4 cups ...

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It’s Okay to Hate Healthy Foods — Really!

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Ever feel like you’ll never learn to like some of the foods you’re “supposed” to eat? It seems like a new “superfood” appears on the scene every other week, so you go and grab some at the store only to find you really, really hate it. No matter what you do, you just can’t warm up to it, and you’re left feeling guilty for despising the amazing healthy food everyone else is raving about.

I’ll tell you a secret — and ...

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The 5 Mistakes You’re Probably Making When Choosing Healthy Foods

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You know the feeling: You’re standing in the grocery store, eying a selection of cereal, snacks or frozen foods and wondering which ones to buy. Should you choose the cereal with “35% less sugar!” or the chips made with coconut oil instead of vegetable oil? Is the “light” meal better than the others surrounding it in the freezer case? Should you even be eating any of these things on the restrictive fad diet plan you’re trying to follow?

Believe it or ...

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