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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             (Washington, D.C., January 20, 2010) —To help in providing science-based information on nutrition and weight management for consumers and health professionals, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the...
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By: Jennifer Schleman   Date: 1/20/10 After hearing so much about today's Kaiser Family Foundation study on kids and their "screen time" habits, I think this Kidnetic.com bright paper from 2006 is still extremely relevant. So, what's the big deal? Children who don't get enough physical activity are...
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By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/19/10 At some point, most of us have wanted to lose (or in some cases, maintain) our weight. In fact, if you are like many Americans, it may have been one of your New Year's resolutions.  With a bombardment of strategies and quick fixes to help shed those pounds,...
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By: Tony Flood   Date: 1/15/10 With the buzz growing about the FDA missing multiple self imposed deadlines on an update about the safety of BPA, the agency responded today to fill us in on its progress.  First and foremost FDA commissioner Peggy Hamburg reiterated that BPA is safe for the general...
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By: Ann Bouchoux   Date: 1/14/10 New York City's call for the food industry to reduce sodium by 25 percent in the next five years has dominated the headlines in the food world this week.  Such recommendations are nice, but the great news is that people can take matters into their own hands if they...
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Sucralose adds sweetness to foods and beverages without adding calories or carbohydrates. As an alternative to sugar and other calorie-containing sweeteners, it can play a role in weight management programs that combine sensible nutrition and physical activity.
Favorably Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistantswww.aapa.org Download the PDF to view this entire brochure. With obesity rates among Americans at an all-time high, many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose weight. But there’s good news if you love sweets:...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD and Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD  Date: 1/12/09 As the saying goes, everything that's old is new again. We are use to seeing this in the world of fashion, where classic silhouettes worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, and Jackie Onassis are re-imagined with modern...
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By: Jania Matthews   Date 1/11/10 The Biggest Loser is a television program that needs no introduction.  The show draws millions of viewers each week and I am one of them.  I've been an admirer of the show for several seasons and the show is nothing less than inspirational.  The transformations...
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By: Katie Burns Date: 1/8/10 Well, here we are: one full week into the New Year, a new decade, the "teens." This time last week many people, IFIC staff included, made their New Year's resolutions. I've heard everything from lose weight, to get fit, to get organized, even to go sky diving!  Whether...
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*Editors Note: Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, we're always on the lookout for strong, science based materials on food and health.  Below is one example put together by experts we work with at the National Cancer Institute. By: Anu Kaur, MS, RD, National Cancer...
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Note: This was previously posted as a guest blog post on Healthy Blog Snack by former Foundation staffer Sarah Alligood By: Sarah Alligood, MPH, RD   Date 1/5/09 Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, one of the most common trends we see in nutrition is that consumers are...
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Q: What is ammonium hydroxide? A:  Ammonium hydroxide is ammonia combined with water.  Ammonia (NH3) is a compound consisting of nitrogen and hydrogen.  Both ammonia and ammonium hydroxide are very common compounds, found naturally in the environment (in air, water, and soil) and in all plants and...

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