In the News

An analysis of purchase drivers from the 2017 Survey reveals six distinct groups of consumers, including foodies. These profiles help us understand how different consumers think about and shop for food beyond traditional demographics like age, income or gender.

"Meat-ing" Expectations—July Newsletter

Access the July 2017 issue of the Food Insight newsletter, bringing you science-based insights and perspectives on the latest trends in nutrition, food safety, and health.

Join the FACTS Network!

Join Food Advocates Communicating Through Science (FACTS) to help balance the conversation and dispel myths! We're "Serving Up Reliable Food Insights" on issues like one above.

No front page content has been created yet.

Blog entry
Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Between saying farewell to close friends and making sure you’ve packed your life away, it’s easy to overlook a few things during the big move. We know you have created a laundry list of essentials to bring along on this new journey. But there’s one thing...
Blog entry
Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on stevia leaf extract. Stevia leaf extract comes from the stevia plant, which is native...
Blog entry
Including meat in your diet can provide many benefits. Meat contains nutrients like protein, vitamin B and E, as well as zinc and iron, that are essential for muscles and bone health. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines provide a glimpse into recommended protein intake and tell us that most Americans...
Blog entry
About a week ago, I ordered my first jar of a casein protein supplement. Throughout five years of resistance training, I have consumed protein supplements maybe twice. So this purchase was kind of a big deal.  First of all, what is casein protein? Casein is one of the two main proteins found in...
Article
Do you consider yourself a foodie? See how your foodie credentials compare to new insights from the 2017 Food & Health Survey. An analysis of purchase drivers from the 2017 Survey reveals six distinct groups of consumers, including foodies.  These profiles help us understand how different...
Press Release
Foodies Sacrifice Cost and Convenience for Quality    2017 Food and Health Survey Finds that Foodies Are More Confident in Their Nutrition Know-How and Have Their Own Take on “Healthy”   (FULL RESOURCES PAGE) WASHINGTON, D.C.—You might describe yourself as a “foodie” if you post photos of your...
Blog entry
Over the years, the Food and Health survey has found that consumers are concerned with sustainability when they make food and beverage purchases.  This year's survey is no exception. Consumers are looking to buy food products that are sustainably produced. The food industry aims to responsibly use...
Blog entry
Summer time calls for barbecue, time at the pool and beach vacations. For any of these occasions, you may want to enjoy a nice slice of watermelon, a big bowl of strawberries, or a tall glass of lemonade. Where can you get the foods you need to have these summer delicacies? Why your local farmers...
Blog entry
Low-FODMAP diets have getting some press lately!  But what exactly are they? For starters, “FODMAP” stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. (Obviously there’s an acronym for a reason). Oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols are...
Blog entry
I am a big fan of documentaries- they are usually a good mix of entertainment and education (#nerdalert). But the latest documentary I watched, What the Health, missed the mark on both fronts for me. The film focused on promoting a vegan, plant-based lifestyle while denigrating all animal products...
Blog entry
When most people think of processing and handling meat, they might think of a butcher carving tender cuts of meat or of dad grilling the perfect, medium-well steak. In reality, a lot more goes into getting meat safely to your plate. In order to enjoy a burger or a chicken wing, animals need to be...
Blog entry
Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on aspartame. What sets aspartame apart from other low-calorie sweeteners is its parts...
Blog entry
For the first time, in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) included a recommendation to limit added sugars in the diet to less than 10% of total calories. According to the DGA’s definition, “added sugars” are “syrups and other caloric sweeteners used as a sweetener in other food...
Blog entry
When you think of eating meat, what comes to mind? Is it pulled pork covered in BBQ sauce? A juicy cheeseburger? Savory bacon with eggs? A variety of choices may pop into your head. There are so many different types of meats to enjoy. Now that we have meat on your mind, let’s explore how the food...
Blog entry
The Whole30 is EVERYWHERE. The Whole30 book is even a New York Times “Food and Diet” bestseller. Essentially, the Whole30 is a 30 day eating plan. Completing a “Whole30” involves eating from a very specific list of foods for 30 days as a sort of “diet reset.” According to the Whole30 website, this...

Pages