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When I sit down to watch the Packers and Seahawks tonight, I’m betting I won’t be a model of nutritional excellence. In fact, during football season, Sundays rank at the top of my (mostly sensible) splurge days. But in the new NFL, food isn’t just a big part of my watching—it’s a big part of the...
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Have you ever wondered how your food came to be produced the way it is today? From the field to your table, a lot has changed - and improved - since farming first began, for both farmers and consumers. Let’s start with a farmer. From the hottest days of summer, to the coldest days of winter,...
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Staff of the Grain Foods Foundation, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @GrainFoods   Can you believe September is here again? With the annual return to the fall routine, we could all use a little help getting back on track after the lazy days of summer. Enter the It’s All About You toolkit. This...
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(Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2014)—Emphasizing the theme “Kanny Kitchen: Food Safety Basics for a Hectic Life,” the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is touting the importance of food safety year-round during September's Food Safety Education Month. The IFIC Foundation's...
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Kris Sollid, RD and Brittany Mountjoy speak with Liz Caselli-Mechael about tips on packing a lunch that's nutritious, fun to eat, and safe for kids during the back-to-school season. 
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Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, President of the National Dairy Council, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @JeanRagalieRD What does back-to-school time mean for most families? Jam-packed schedules and trying to fit everything in, including eating nutritionally balanced meals and snacks; oh, and making...
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September 9, 2014, 2:00-3:00 pm ET A joint webcast presented by: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Dietary Guidelines Alliance Cooperative Extension Service  and the International Food Information Council Foundation.   Presenters Marcia Greenblum MS, RD, Senior Director of...
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Joy Dubost PhD, RD, National Restaurant Association, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @joyofnutrition With the school year starting and all the activities that ensue, many parents are even more pressed for time to provide healthy, well-balanced meals at home for their children. For some families...
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Last night, the TV-lovers among us celebrated some of the more popular potrayals of science on the small screen: "Breaking Bad," winner for Outstanding Drama, features a chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime. "The Big Bang Theory," an Outstanding Comedy Series nominee and winner of ...
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Cut yourself some slack, and use these easy tips for a healthful start to the schoolyear!  Check out more great #Back2School Tips and use the It's All About You Toolkit!  
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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, PhD...
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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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