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By now if you’re like me, you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to hearing about the risks associated with certain foods.  But there are risks associated with everything we do.  The important thing is to ask “do the benefits outweigh the Risks? And when it comes to food, many times the...
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Download the PDF to view the brochure Favorably reviewed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Do long, scary-sounding ingredient names on food labels make you wonder what’s in your food and why? This resource provides the answers! Food ingredients, such as those found in the...
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The following article was published originally in the August/September 2014 issue of Sugar Producer magazine (click here to view, turn to p. 14) and is republished here with permission: According to a popular song from Mary Poppins, “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in a most...
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Sarah Romotsky, RD, speaks with Liz Caselli-Mechael about tips on how kids can stay physically active, even after summer break ends and they head back to school.
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Sugar. How did this simple carbohydrate become a substance that generates such complex conversations and polarizing opinions? The increasing debate over sugars seems to have no plateau in sight. At issue is whether sugars uniquely contributes to poor health beyond overconsumption. This topic is...
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By the very nature of science, new research and new discoveries can complicate the quest for what might be considered a definitive “truth.” This is especially important when it comes to food and nutrition, because the best scientific evidence is what is supposed to drive updating the Dietary...
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Years ago when my children were school age I was surprised by the lack of nutritional value I saw in their classmate’s lunches. I was so proud to be sending what I thought was a healthful, filling and attractive meal… only to be told by another mother that school lunches are a trading commodity and...
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Last week, Cliff Weathers at Alternet gave us a tutorial on 4 of the Biggest Quacks Plaguing America with False Claims About Science. “In short,” Weathers says, “quackery is dangerous. It promotes fear, devalues legitimate science and can destroy lives.” He’s absolutely right. A number of food...
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Every parent wants to feed their family safe, nutritious, and healthful foods. If you’ve seen recent news articles on grass-fed versus grain-fed meat, you’re probably left wondering how to choose what’s right to purchase for your house.  The short (and pretty low stress!) answer is that whatever...
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August 28, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm ET A joint webcast presented by: The American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the International Life Sciences Institute of North America, and the International Food Information Council Foundation.   Presenters John Jakicic,...
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INTERNATIONAL FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL MANAGER, MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS Dynamic Washington, D.C., nonprofit association specializing in food safety and nutrition communications seeks a Manager, Media Communications.  Key requirements include strong written and editorial skills, strong interpersonal...
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Basketball fans were buzzing this week over LeBron’s reduced-carb diet and reported weight loss (because, hey, what else can you cover in the off-season?) Many of us non-sports stars are now asking, if the Sports Illustrated fittest athlete in the world  is cutting carbs, should we be rethinking...
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(Washington, D.C. August 1, 2014) − The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation today shared consumer attitudinal research and insights to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in comments on proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. Click here to view...
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Read the IFIC Foundation's comments to the Food and Drug Administration here (PDF).   IFIC Foundation Preliminary NFP Survey Report - July 29, 2014 from Food Insight   To download the above report, click here. 
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We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Nutrino, an app that keeps diet advice simple by telling you what food you should eat based on your needs, goal and lifestyle.  The app offers a ton of integrated features, from customization for your health goals, to integration with wearable...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, speaker of some of our favorite science quotes (especially the one above!), shared his take on "the attention that genetically modified foods are receiving," "artificial selection" of crops, and the "fear factor" with science. The video has already sparked hundreds of comments...
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Last week, a "hit list" site emerged calling for violent attacks on both journalists and scientists who write about benefits of biotechnology. For many of us who communicate the science of food and nutrition, it was a pretty frightening turn in what has certainly been a heated discussion on “GMOs...

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