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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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When I was 43 years old, I started running as a midlife “experiment.” I ran seven 5K races that summer. That led to a few 10Ks and a 15K over the next couple of years. Finally, I completed a sprint triathlon right before my 46th birthday.  Despite all of that, I don’t really feel like an athlete. I...
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We hear about fad diets everywhere. Morning shows, celebrity books, overly enthusiastic extended family members. Lately, it seems like we've been completely inundated with scientifically suspect weight-loss cures. But, believe it or not, these crazy fad diets are nothing new. Take a look at this...
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You finally did it! You’ve got a date scheduled. Look at you! What is your activity of choice? A summer picnic in the park. Now you just have to prepare and pack some delicious food. The only problem is… Never fear. We’ve got your back. Here are some tips to help you fix a nutritious (and...
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Thank you, Ariana Grande, stalwart guardian of the food supply, exposer of foods left … exposed. Your courageous actions highlighted an egregious food safety faux pas. If it weren't for your vigilante food safety justice, that doughnut shop may have continued to leave its doughnuts uncovered,...
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How much money you make could influence how you buy and think about food. See what the latest consumer research says for income differences in how we feel about processed foods, what we look for on food labels, what we'd do with a bigger budget, and what food we avoid.  The Pocketbook & the...
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Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our series, "Better Know a Nutrition Expert," we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you've got the very best information in food safety and...
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You can balance diabetes and a sweet tooth. Find out how low-calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool:     Learn more: Facts about Low-Calorie Sweeteners War on Food Science: Part 3 – Low-Calorie Sweetener (from the FACTS Network) Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners by the Nation’s “Biggest Losers”
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(Washington, D.C.) — Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been named by President Barack Obama as part of a Presidential Delegation to “United States National Day” at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4, 2015...
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Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a few things I’ve been eagerly anticipating. My dreams of warmer weather, outdoor activities and summertime celebrations have come true. If you’re like me, you tend to drink more beverages as the weather warms up. It makes sense as you spend more...
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The latest headlines could definitely make us panic about having the occasional soda. Because we recently dove into both junk science sins and how studies can get distorted in press releases, we knew we had to dig into the original research. The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is...
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Sixteen years ago, I curled up on the couch with my father and grandfather. We cheered and cheered as Julie Foudy captained the US women’s team to the championship. Now, she’s championing smart nutrition! Her latest interview highlighted the importance of carbs, electrolytes, and sugar for...
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Get a snapshot on how low-calorie sweeteners can make splurges more sensible for those with diabetes or watching their calories.   How to Make Splurges Sensible from Food Insight   Learn more: Facts about Low-Calorie Sweeteners War on Food Science: Part 3 – Low-Calorie Sweetener (from the FACTS...
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It might be frozen blueberries sprinkled on cereal, or steamed broccoli with your dinner. You could pull baby carrots out of your purse, or throw a can of peaches on your yogurt. There are so many ways to get those good fruits and veggies. So does it matter where they come from? Contrary to popular...
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We’ve seen some pretty crazy language about farming, pesticides, and our fruit and veggies. From the concrete jungle (we’re based in downtown Washington, D.C.), it can be hard to know what’s really going on with our food out on the farm. We spoke with Jennie Schmidt, MS, RD, a Registered Dietitian...

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