Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet.more »
“Functional Foods” are foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. You can take greater control of your health through the food choices you make, knowing that some foods can provide specific health benefits. Examples can include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fortified or enhanced foods and beverages, and some dietary supplements.more »
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins. These resins are used in some food packaging materials, such as the lining inside metal-based food and beverage cans, coatings on metal closures / lids for glass jars, reusable plastic containers for food and beverages and tableware.more »
Whether the menu calls for glazed ham, hot oatmeal or blueberry pancakes, the home cook has a repertoire of sweeteners to choose from. Sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, and corn syrup all have a place on the pantry shelf depending on the recipe and what roles the sweetener needs to play.
This fact sheet discusses the animal antibiotic regulatory approval process, which ensures the safety of milk, meat and eggs from animals treated with antibiotics. Human safety is a key component of the approval process and all antibiotics intended for use must pass a food safety test prior to approval.
Maintaining good health is one of the most important factors of sustaining a high quality of life, which is important as we age. According a recent report, “Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being,” the aging population is growing rapidly and is at risk for a number of conditions that can affect quality of life, including heart disease, arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, cancer and obesity.
By: Catherine Gensler, Food Science Undergraduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Date: 4/15/14
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Even in a world of plenty, one out of eight people don't eat enough to sustain modest levels of phys more »
To celebrate National Nutrition Month and the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the IFIC Foundation filmed our very own taste test challenge. Take a look, think you would have passed?