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  • Quick Tips to Be Sodium Savvy 8/17/2009 4:14:37 PM

    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 »

  • Background on Functional Foods 8/11/2011

    “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 »

  • Questions and Answers About Bisphenol-A (BPA) 6/5/2013

    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 »

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  • Holiday Weight Management Resources

    As the holidays approach, so do the celebrations, cookies, and cocktails that make seasonal indulgence acceptable. However, along with that includes the potential to accumulate a few extra holiday pounds. Luckily, there are ways to enjoy the holiday season without needing to go on a diet come New Years. The International Food Information Council Foundation joined by best-selling author Brian Wansink, PhD is offering resources and tips to help consumers enjoy the holiday season minus any weight

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  • 2009 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food, Nutrition and Health

    The 2009 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food, Nutrition, & Health, conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the fourth annual, nationally representative, quantitative study designed to gain insights from consumers on various food safety, nutrition, and health-related topics.

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  • From Farm to Fork: What the Farmers Say About Modern Food Production

    There is a growing awareness by the general public of the degree of sustainability of our food and leverage products. Some say that while farming practices using the latest food technology are more productive and cost-efficient, they also have negative economic, environmental and social effects.

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  • From Farm to Fork: Questions and Answers About Modern Food Production

    The following Q&A provides a brief glimpse into some of the most common questions about modern food technology and its impact on food safety, nutrition, health, and the environment.

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  • From Farm to Fork: What the Experts Say About Modern Food Production

    A growing interest by consumers in “fresh”, “whole”, “organic”, and “natural” foods, as well as in food production practices that are less harmful to the environment, is changing the way Americans look at food and make food choices. Conversely, foods that are “processed” have been criticized in the media, and some opinion leaders have advised consumers to limit or avoid these foods.

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