Health professionals communicate with consumers through many channels—from one-on-one counseling sessions to conferences, popular magazine articles, the Internet, and even TV programs. Given the vast number of conversation opportunities, you should take advantage of all them using skills we call the 3 P’s of Communication: Publishing, Presenting, and Primetime performance. Once you develop this repertoire of skills, you’ll be an effective communicator in any consumer conversation setting.
With an ever-growing global population and rising food prices, the task of feeding the world is going to become more challenging and is just one reason to capitalize on the benefits of biotechnology. Food biotechnology can help us meet this challenge. Use of biotech plants can produce more food on less land, by reducing the amount of crops lost to disease and pests.
Fructose is a monosaccharide, or single sugar, that has the same chemical formula as glucose but a different molecular structure. Sometimes called fruit sugar, fructose is found in fruit, some vegetables, honey, and other plants. Fructose and other sugars are carbohydrates, an important source of energy for the body.
This brochure addresses misconceptions about caffeine and health and provides science-based information on caffeine and: consumption by kids/children and adults, pregnancy, cancer, addiction, breast disease, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
By: Marcia Greenblum, MS, RDN Date: 3/7/14
By: Laurie Hainley, Virginia TechDietetic Intern Date: 2/12/14
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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?