When you're expecting, it's natural to be concerned about your health and that of your unborn baby. Maintaining a healthful diet, drinking plenty of liquids, and taking prenatal vitamins are all important for the health of the expectant mother and her baby. Food safety is also very important. This information will help you make safe decisions when selecting and preparing food for yourself and/or your family.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program on the subject of sugar alcohols.
Scientists and the food industry across the globe are working on mitigation strategies to reduce the acrylamide content in food products where possible; however, when it comes to reducing acrylamide in the food supply, things that work in a laboratory setting may not apply to broader commercial food production.
The 2008 Food Biotechnology: A Study of US Consumer Trends Survey, commissioned by the International Food Information Council is the 13th annual nationally representative survey designed to gain insights into consumer perspectives on food biotechnology.
Dioxins are a family of compounds that share certain chemical structures and biological characteristics. There have been concerns over the years about the potential health impacts of dioxins found in the environment and in the food supply. However, recent reports indicate that there are no known established health effects in people resulting from typical dioxin exposure through diet and environment.
How does the mouth relate to good health? The mouth is the entry point for food and the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract. The ability to chew and swallow is a critical function required to obtain essential nutrients for the body—the building blocks of good health. The links between oral health and nutrition are many. Thus, oral health plays an integral role in assuring adequate nutritional status.
This referenced document provides key insights on calories, energy balance, physical activity, the importance of meeting nutrient needs within the context of calorie intake as well as the importance of portion size.
This publication addresses the common misperception
that caffeine causes dehydration and provides an overall
guide to how all liquids, including milk, fruit juices, sports drinks, watery foods, and even beverages such as soft
drinks, coffee and tea can play a role in meeting individual
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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?