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I was having lunch with a friend last week and she told me she was avoiding MSG.  When I asked her why, she mentioned that she had read about it on the Internet. That was a big red flag. Obviously, not all information on the web is accurate or science-based.  I’m always trying to stay current with...
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Check out this infographic on the latest study showing that low-calorie sweetened beverages help dieters keep weight off. Sensible Sips for Weight Management [INFOGRAPHIC] from Food Insight
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“How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie” is a headline that should be setting off significant mental warning alarms. In fact, in War on Science Part 1, nutrition experts flagged this exact kind of language as indicative of a questionable ‘weight loss quick fix.’...
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When your mom asked you to clean your plate as a kid, she had good reason. John Oliver explained why on his most recent segment of “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver highlighted the issue of food waste in America - and rightfully so. According to FutureFood2050, 33 - 50 percent of food produced for human...
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Energy balance is important for all ages.  That is why we created the new Energy Balance Guide for late teens and adults in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.  This guide provides practical advice, steps to get started, and myth-busting guidelines for late teens through...
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(Washington, D.C.) — This morning, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to its proposal to revise the iconic Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The proposal now includes a %DV for added sugars. Turns out, there’s more news to this story. Today, the FDA made public their consumer...
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This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s)  of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Program ID 1408371. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards Created by Registered Dietitians and a...
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If you've dug into the first infographic in our series, you've already got the basics about protein pairing. Luckily, there's no need for stress- you don't need to pair these incomplete proteins at every meal! Consuming diverse protein foods through the day will give you everything you need. But if...
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July may be “National Ice Cream Month,” but in my house, every month is Ice Cream Month! It is my family’s all-time favorite treat. I think it must be genetic. It is our “go-to” dessert every chance we get. Concerns about adding extra sugar and fat to the diet keep some people from enjoying their...
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Has there ever been a taste that you enjoyed, but couldn’t quite explain? Perhaps you are noticing what has been coined as the fifth taste, “umami”; a taste attributed to foods containing glutamate, an amino acid that is one of the building blocks of protein. Think about a bowl of hot pasta with...
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Round bellies, jiggling thighs, world-class athletes. Sounds out of place? You may have seen the seventh edition of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. If you haven’t, check it out. It is a unique issue that spotlights a variety of athletes’ bodies without their uniforms. Each athlete, at the top of...
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Science is about focused, objective analysis, independent questions, and nuanced answers. So when science steps out of the lab and into the public dialogue, it can be heartbreaking when it morphs into the opposite: a disorderly swarm of bias, groupthink, and black-and-white assumptions. In science...
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You’ve probably heard that protein is good for you but there’s more to the protein story than that. For young women, it’s important to make sure you are getting enough protein from all the different sources in the right amounts and many of us may be missing the mark. Let’s face it- our daily lives...
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I recently walked into a trendy fast-casual restaurant and noticed a sign saying that they had stopped serving carnitas. Wow, was I shocked! I found out that some restaurants were having trouble matching their supply of pork with customer demand because of their marketing promises about "integrity...
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One of the largest food recalls in recent history is currently underway.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Barber Foods has recalled approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with...

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