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Earlier this year, we heard the European Food Safety Authority confirming the safety of bisphenol A (BPA).  Just when I thought we were off to a good start, we’re now hearing about a recent study creating undue concern for today's shopper. You might recall last year when we posted the article “Let'...
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Beginning a New Nutrition Conversation with Consumers Consumers are exposed to a plethora of health and nutrition information from various sources—family, friends, professional colleagues, the media, and the Internet, among others. Although many of these sources offer well-meaning diet and health...
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If you’ve gasped or swooned in the last month, chances are it had had something to do with season 19 of ABC’s The Bachelor. This season has been delivering the usual dose of romance, drama, and controversy. But the main reason for tuning in is the Bachelor himself. Aside from his looks and charms...
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Who doesn’t love a backyard barbecue? This time of year, though,, Americans are more concerned with whiteouts than cookouts. Let’s forget about Old Man Winter for a minute—we’ve spent way too much time dealing with him lately. Let’s thaw out our thoughts in preparation for Spring. It’s nearly upon...
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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has released their report. But what does this mean? Are these the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans? For answers to these important questions and more, check out our latest infographic, "Dietary Guidelines For Americans: By The Numbers."...
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Oscar buzz has us talking in the office. When we heard the nominees for “Best Picture” our nutritional hearing may have defaulted. It looks like we misheard some of the potential winning titles. Did you say… American Snapper Okay, okay, so American Sniper might not be about a fish, but we like to...
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Valentine’s Day is coming and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time to show some love. An old proverb says the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The registered dietitian in me would agree, but with a few caveats: The key to our heart health is through our stomachs. Heart...
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The big screen is heating up with 50 Shades of Grey this week. I may be a bit unconventional, but it’s got me pondering the shades of gray I encounter every day. As a student of science, I find myself operating in shades of gray more often than not. The more I learn, the less I seem to know, and...
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that it has approved two varieties of apples that will produce much lower levels of an enzyme that ordinarily causes the fruit to turn an unappealing shade of brown after it is sliced. It's the...
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It's hard to see headlines about vaccinations and not think about another promising technology for humans: biotechnology. But the analogies only go so far. First there was news about cases of mumps among NHL hockey players. Then came word of measles outbreaks traced to Disneyland. These stories...
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In the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about antibiotics. I’ve talked to experts about their use, misuse, and strategies to address antibiotic resistance.  Here’s what I learned and what opportunities I see ahead. Last year, we saw growing attention towards the important issue of antibiotic...
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IFIC Foundation resources related to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA): Questions and Answers About the Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2015 DGA infographic Dietary Guidelines: The Quinquennial Quest Is Change Afoot for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? The 2015 Dietary...
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Recently the Washington Post published an article by Jim Plunkett: “You’re thinking about fitness all wrong.” It’s an engaging title, and it got me thinking. I count myself among those who know I should get more exercise and don’t. So, I hoped that this article was going give me a new motivation to...

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