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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.

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Research was recently published that provides some hope in finding a practical treatment for individuals living with peanut allergies. Many headlines covering this research in the news suggest the possibility of a “cure” for individuals living with food allergies today. We thought it would be...
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When extreme weather conditions result in environmental hazards such as flooding, it is important to still practice food safety measures to help support your health. Safe food handling precautions are important under optimal conditions, but they should also be practiced under stressed, emergency...
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Low-fat, high-carb: new data from the PURE cohort study The internets are abuzz with a new study from the journal Lancet surrounding an age-old controversy in the nutrition community: low-fat versus high-carbohydrate diets. This macronutrient debate has been going on since long before millennials...
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I love the vibrant color of red velvet cupcakes. The deep, red coloring paired with the moist texture and slightly chocolatey taste is truly indulgent. But what gives these cupcakes their beautiful color? Food coloring. Did you know food coloring can be made using natural and artificial ingredients...
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“Know your audience” is a common refrain among communicators of all kinds. As health and nutrition professionals, this age-old advice is key to tapping into your clients’ motivators and helping them overcome their barriers to healthy eating. The IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey provides...
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As the summer winds down, a fresh crispness lingers in the air. Fall is right around the corner. This also means students are getting ready to head off to college. Students face many new adjustments and responsibilities when they start school such as sharing a small space with a roommate they...
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These days, there are too many food myths to count. Even with so much noise out there, some common myths continue to capture our attention. Some of these common misperceptions center on monosodium glutamate, or MSG. It’s about time we expose a few of the common myths you may have heard. But first,...
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Food waste is a huge issue piling up on the world’s dinner plate. And, while the U.S. is fortunate to enjoy one of the most productive and plentiful food supplies in the world, our abundance has also created an enormous trash pile. Wasted food amounts to major environmental, sustainability, and...
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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...
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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 sweeteners. Stevia leaf extract comes from the stevia plant, which is native...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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