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I am woman, hear me roar … about science! If you haven’t heard, women are pioneers in the world of science. To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to shine a light on some women we see continuing this great legacy, enhancing our scientific world, and positively...
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If you haven’t heard of the 80/20 diet, it’s a pretty simple concept. Eat healthy at least 80 percent of the time, and allow discretionary or “cheat” foods 20 percent of the time. Many diet trends are marked by extreme restrictions and strict recommendations on foods to eat or avoid. But this...
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Oils play a very important role in food ingredients: They enhance flavor, improve texture, keep food moist, and enhance the absorption of key nutrients. Oils, like olive and canola, are good sources of unsaturated fats that have been shown to support heart health. Additionally, other oils, like...
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I’m sure it’s no surprise that incorporating fruits and vegetables is a great way to establish a healthy eating style. In fact, nearly nine in 10 (88 percent) of Americans agree that consuming fruits and vegetables is an important part of maintaining a healthy eating style. However, fewer than one...
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Food Safety: A Communicator's Guide to Improving Understanding has been translated into additional languages.  MandarinChinese(中文) Click here to download the PDF Back to the English Version
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has announced two new members of its Board of Trustees. Timothy Sellnow, PhD, is a professor at the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on bioterrorism, pre-crisis...
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Fad diets and iffy scientific studies occupy so much of the dialogue around food and nutrition issues that it can be easy to lose sight of the things that really count the most—the ones that are truly matters of life and death. Did you know that about 3,000 Americans die every year from foodborne...
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Oh, the Big Gamel. People enjoy the game for many reasons. Some want to watch their team win the grand prize of professional football. Others watch in order to partake in the greatest debate of our time: “Who had the best Super Bowl commercial?” And then some just want to eat yummy food. No matter...
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It may be cold, but many crops survive the chilly nights to produce some of my favorite fruits and vegetables out of the year. From delicious butternut squash and sweet clementines to crunchy kale, these seasonal fruits and vegetables offer a myriad of nutritional benefits. Kale Kale may be the...
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It is no secret that consumers are expanding their palates to include foods from around the world. Last year, Google reported that international cuisine is a hot search topic and consumers are eager to “travel through taste.” Not only that, they are interested in the health benefits from these...
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Mindful eating is a great way to enhance any dietary pattern and it allows you to enjoy and appreciate the foods you are already eat. But how hard is it to eat mindfully? To find out, we challenged ourselves to mindfully eat for as little as one meal or up to 24 hours. How did we do? Here is our...
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Nutrition conversations can be "qwerty" ... I mean, quirky. They’re eerily reminiscent of a favorite game from my youth—the telephone game. Remember it? It was always full of laughs, but it was also eventually full of falsehoods. It taught me valuable lessons about how easily facts can get...
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You may have heard of “mindful eating” a hundred times before. But what does it mean? The term “intuitive eating” gets bounced around a lot too, but are they the same? What’s the difference, and more importantly, why should you care? In the hustle and bustle of the real world, we get so caught up...
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A lot of nutrition advice centers on which foods to eat or which to limit. But some studies show that learning how to eat can be just as important as learning which foods to eat. Mindful eating is one mealtime skill that can fit with any healthy eating style. This practice involves applying simple...
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New Year, new Try It Tuesday, and for our first installment of 2017, we’re making small dietary changes with a big payoff. It’s "getting the recommended five fruits and vegetables a day"! Something I’ve been hearing since I was a kid, fruits and vegetables are definitely part of a healthy eating...

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