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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2016 Food and Health Survey, “Food Decision 2016: The Impact of a Growing National Food Dialogue,” marks the 11th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. The Survey, commissioned by the...
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Sunday nights are the only part of the week that matters for me during the next three months when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” airs. The time in between each new episode is simply for reviewing the last episode and postulating what will happen the next Sunday with fellow co-workers, and sometimes...
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If you’re fortunate enough to work in an environment where food is shared, you come to relish the fun times and cheers when someone brings in treats. But if you’re one of the 15 million Americans who suffer from a food allergy, it can be difficult to turn down such a wonderful treat on an otherwise...
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I don’t know about you, but I’m so tired of hearing what not to eat; I want to hear what foods I can eat!  Certain food components are being forbidden, banned, and outlawed in news headlines on the regular. All this talk about what I need to avoid is not helpful. In fact, I find it less helpful in...
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As a mom of three boys, I’ve had my challenges. Luckily, none of them stemmed from food or beverages. I firmly believe that good eating habits begin forming right at that first feeding shortly after birth, and that as a mom, you have a lot of influence those first few years to establish healthy...
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In the past week, there has been a lot of media attention around a recent study of participants from The Biggest Loser.  Six years after their transformations, some losing 200+ pounds, all but one have gained back a considerable amount of weight.  Shows such as the The Biggest Loser, Extreme Weight...
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Cinco de Mayo is the day when the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 is celebrated ... and, of course, it's also an excellent reason to indulge in Mexican-inspired foods. But in case you need additional reasons enjoy a taco, burrito or quesadilla, here are cuatro...
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May the Fourth be with you. It’s Star Wars day again. That means it’s a perfect time to break out your light saber and pop in your old VHS copy of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But before you get frozen (in carbonite) in front of the TV, let’s see what our favorite Star Wars characters have...
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A few months back at a family reunion, my mom and I seriously considered hiding the orange juice from the rest of our relatives. We were in Florida, drinking delicious, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and we really didn’t want to share with the 20 relatives we were staying with. It was just so good....
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(Washington, D.C.)—Joseph Clayton has been named President and CEO of the International Food Information Council, effective July 11, 2016. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. Clayton is currently the interim President of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He previously...
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The European Food Information Council’s latest ‘Global Update on Nutrition Labelling’, February 2016, is now available for purchase. The Global Update on Nutritional Labelling is a comprehensive report that: Gives an up-to-date, comprehensive view of the food labelling landscape worldwide Evaluates...
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We are on the edge of something big, yet microscopic. Emerging research about the microbiome is hitting media outlets from large newspapers to small blogs. Consumers are eager to learn more and to harness the health benefits of this field. Unfortunately, the small amount of existing research, and a...
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With the constant chatter about sugars, there are probably at least a few things you’re unsure of and would like more information about.  If so, this infographic, "4 Things You May Be Wondering About Sugars," is for you, covering common topics or everyday arguments you may have heard about sugars....
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With all the information out there on what you should be thinking about when making food decisions, it can be confusing to know exactly what to focus on. There are so many nutrients and components in food that have associated health benefits, and this infographic highlights the five best ones to...
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There are 7 billion people on the planet, and in 30 years, that number will grow to 10 billion. While the population boom in the last century has encouraged an abundance of advancements in food safety, science, and convenience, we still have 795 million people worldwide who go hungry every day. To...

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