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Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Just when you thought fruits and vegetables were safe from the food fad coverage, we read some recent articles by self-proclaimed nutrition expert Gwyneth Paltrow. Just in time for the New Year and...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible? The latest challenge...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2016
You may think that in order to eat healthfully you need to have expert chef skills and/or have the time everyday to make meals from scratch that are picture-perfect and worthy to be posted on social...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2016
Looking for the “secret” to a healthy diet? The answer may be simpler than you think. Variety and moderation should always be the basis of any healthy meal plan. For more information on how to...
Blog entry | Feb 01 2016
This week, Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about how food biotechnology can help those in Africa. During the interview, they...
Blog entry | Jan 29 2016
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time for long-stem red roses, dinner reservations at an expensive French restaurant, and the burning desire for love and passion. As you sit down at the restaurant...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
I’m not really one for chocolate (I know, crazy), but every so often I get an intense craving for a chocolate milkshake. Of course, I’m also lactose-intolerant … and lactose-free or dairy-free...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
According to the 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Philip E. Nelson, “If you teach a person how to process [or package] food, you can feed a village.” But how nutritious would the food in this village...
Blog entry | Jan 21 2016
When it comes to healthy, convenient, and nutritious, packaged foods can deliver all of these results. But it can be hard for us to see their true value when headlines vilify packaged foods. Well...
Blog entry | Jan 20 2016
I love eggs. I eat them almost every day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I eat them on their own, with some cheese, on a Caesar salad, in soup, or on a sweet potato. I like them boiled,...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
The quality of our food is an important aspect consumers think about when making decisions on what and where to eat. We want food that tastes good and is good for us. Some even prefer to eat food...
Blog entry | Jan 14 2016
The news reports about the herbicide glyphosate in the last few months are enough to make you dizzy. The seemingly neverending back-and-forth of messages coming from a variety of sources can make it...
Blog entry | Jan 13 2016
This time of year anything with the word "broth" has my interest. This past week’s weather has been particularly brutal, with daytime temps barely rising above freezing. We thought the weather...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2016
This week, headlines were terrifying. Sugar has been the focus of a great deal of research and debate lately (our concerns regarding studies with a mypoic focus are well-established). But this week,...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2015
Fellow food nerds will already know how I spent the eve before New Year’s Eve. I was cuddled on the couch (snacks in hand) watching the new PBS documentary In Defense of Food. Some of my favorite...
Blog entry | Dec 16 2015
Have you ever heard the mantra “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it?” This saying may be popular among some fear-mongering food bloggers, but food scientists will tell you that they are missing...
Blog entry | Dec 14 2015
Relationships, travel planning, gymnastics: all areas where being flexible is important. But what about being flexible in your diet? A nutrition trend called ‘flexible dieting’ recently hit the scene...
Blog entry | Dec 07 2015
What does a morning without coffee sound like to you? If you answered “scary, sleepy, and confusing”, you’re not alone. Over 80% of U.S. adults drink coffee at least occasionally, and 60% of us drink...
Blog entry | Dec 01 2015
Last year, the FACTS network was still in its infancy. This year, all your input and support has made us better and better. To celebrate a great year of working together, here are our 10 favorite...
Blog entry | Nov 24 2015
Flu season, afternoon snacks, your evening workout. It's easy to forget that science is everywhere. It's no longer in the hands of a few people, either. Every blog, tumblr, and Twitter handle...
Blog entry | Nov 23 2015
You may have seen it on fitness websites or on your Facebook newsfeed: the laundry list of foods that registered dietitians “won’t eat.” The list is usually about a mile long and contains any food...
Blog entry | Nov 17 2015
I often tell people I’m addicted to chocolate, sleep and ballet class. If there is chocolate nearby, I don’t even try to resist it – I eat it. I crave quality sleep every night – I really like eight...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2015
If headlines on your Twitter feed are telling you to cook with lard instead of vegetable oil, please don’t listen. Here’s why. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the World Health...
Blog entry | Nov 09 2015
Believe it or not, Flotsam and Jetsam are not just the names of Ursula the Sea Witch’s eel cronies in the beloved children’s movie The Little Mermaid. Flotsam and Jetsam are actually names given to...
Blog entry | Nov 04 2015
Every morning, Monday through Friday, after completing a yoga session, I make a green smoothie. It varies every day – sometimes I use apples and strawberries. Other days, it’s banana. If I’m feeling...
Blog entry | Nov 03 2015
While fats and carbohydrates often take center stage in media articles, the third dietary macronutrient, protein, has become somewhat of the forgotten child, often taking a backseat to their more "...
Blog entry | Oct 30 2015
Celebrities are known for a lot of things: great hair, spectacular public meltdowns, licking doughnuts … But “sound scientific insights” don’t always make the list. Unfortunately, there are some...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2015
We’ve talked about the issue with ‘single study syndrome’- promoting the results of a single study without including the context of the full body of science. We’ve talked about when headlines are...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2015
In July, Trends in Plant Science published an opinion piece on the psychology of opposition to biotechnology, entitled ‘Fatal Attraction: The Intuitive Appeal of GMO Opposition.’ The premise? We have...
Blog entry | Oct 22 2015
I have to admit, I’m not someone who regularly reaches for caffeine in the morning to get me going – but I certainly do use some to boost my training for endurance runs and triathlons. It definitely...

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