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Here at the IFIC Foundation, we like to bust myths and give it to you straight. Well, I’m here today to tell you something that might be shocking to some of our younger viewers...Santa Claus isn’t real. Yes Virginia, there is no jolly man in a red suit who decides what kind of presents you get...
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Last year, we featured articles that we published on our partner sites. We thought that we’d do the same this year as a nice way to reflect on our year at FoodInsight. This year, the IFIC Foundation continued its partnerships with Lifehack, Runtastic, and MyFitnessPal, and developed new...
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If you pride yourself on being on top of the latest cooking trends, you’ve probably heard of aquafaba. For everyone else, you’re probably wondering if this is an ingredient or some brand of hand cream. Regardless of how immersed you are in food, aquafaba is making headlines in the world of cooking...
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The first part of our food security series explained the complexities of this global issue. People are food insecure for many reasons. Populations in war-torn countries often cannot get food in a safe way. Climate change and environmental disasters impact food production. Many just don't have...
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Modern food production uses various technologies to ensure that our food supply yields safe and environmentally friendly foods. "Genetically engineered" foods, also known as "genetically modified" foods or GMOs, are safe for consumption, and this has been proven repeatedly by scientific research....
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B vitamins primarily help our bodies convert food into fuel that we use for energy. While there are eight B vitamins found in foods, we are just going to focus on four: B1, B2, B3, and B9. ("Gaps" in the numbering of B vitamins from 1 to 12 are substances that were discovered but were later not...
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Your baby needs only one type of food for the first six months of life. Health organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding, or iron-fortified infant formula, for this first stage. But after that, things can get a little confusing. Many caregivers have questions about the process of starting...
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Click Here to Download the Fact Sheet Few topics in nutrition have received more attention in recent years than sugars and added sugars. The role of sugars in food, how much sugar we should eat, and the impact of sugars on health are important questions that nutrition experts have researched for...
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When was the last time you ate at home, alone, in a quiet room, with enough time to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace? Can’t remember? Me neither. For most people, dining out and eating on the go are facts of life. But this doesn’t mean we have to give up healthy practices like mindful (or...
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Everyone loves pizza. In fact, a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that on any given day, 13 percent of Americans over the age of two consumed pizza.  That number dramatically increases for children and younger adults. However, sometimes it gets a bad rap for not being the...
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When you think of vitamins and minerals, what is the first one that comes to mind? I know for me personally, it’s vitamin C. As an immunologist, it’s the micronutrient I get asked about a ton, especially around cold and flu season. You might see vitamin C listed as ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate...
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With the holidays upon us, I am getting so excited about which recipes my family is going to focus on for our feast. But these days, especially with the focus of the holidays being about indulgence and copious amounts of food, I find myself trying to practice more sustainable eating practices. Did...
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Loving Those Leftovers "Leftovers are almost my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I love the opportunity to get creative. My family has a real knack for creating unexpected delicacies out of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. The real upside of our leftover creations: They reduce the...
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You have probably heard that calcium plays a key role in keeping your bones strong. But did you know that in order to maximize your calcium absorption and function you also need vitamin D? Yup, it’s true! Most of the calcium you eat in food is in its inactive form and needs to be converted to an...
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As the world’s population grows, the need to provide food for all people will intensify the conversation about food security. According to estimates by the U.S. Department of State, global food production will have to increase 70 percent by 2050 in order to feed the world's growing population, and...

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