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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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  • Questions and Answers About the Nutritional Content of Processed Baby Food

    The goal of infant nutrition is to promote optimal growth and development by providing a variety of nutritious foods. Babies need to be gradually exposed to a variety of tastes and textures geared to their developmental level.

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  • IFIC Review: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Bone Health

    Building and maintaining healthy bones throughout life require an intricate interplay among several physiological and lifestyle factors. This review looks at the state of bone health among the U.S. population today and the latest scientific research regarding the relationships among physical activity, nutrition, and healthy bones.

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  • Questions and Answers About Low-Calorie Sweeteners, Appetite and Weight Management

    Humans are born with a desire to consume foods that taste sweet. Scientists believe newborns readily accept life-sustaining breast milk because of its slightly sweet taste. Hence, it may be difficult to find someone who doesn’t possess a sweet tooth.

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  • IFIC Review: Understanding Food Allergy

    Surveys show that about one-third of all adults believe they have food allergies. Yet true food allergy is estimated to affect approximately four percent of the population. About 4-8% of children are diagnosed with food allergies, most of which are evident in the first years of life and can often be outgrown.

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  • Our Healthy Kids & Families Resources is a healthy eating and active living Web site for kids ages 9-12 and their families. The site is intended to encourage kids and their parents to begin the process of behavior change toward healthy lifestyles.

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