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.
Influenza A (H1N1) is a new strain of human influenza first found in North America in April 2009. While influenza A (H1N1) is a serious threat to human health, it has not been found in pigs. The influenza A (H1N1) virus was previously referred to as "swine flu."
With obesity rates among Americans at an all-time high, many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose weight. But there’s good news if you love sweets: Low-calorie sweeteners offer a way to reduce calories in sweet foods and beverages, which may help you lose or maintain your weight. They also offer a way for people with diabetes to decrease their carbohydrate intake.
The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program, “Food &amp; Agricultural Biotechnology: Health Impacts in Developing Nations.”
To help consumers overcome common barriers to regularly eating breakfast such as not enough time, the IFIC Foundation has developed this tool kit with several components to assist health communicators in imparting the benefits of eating breakfast.
This IFIC Review examines how low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are used to help reduce the caloric content of foods. It also reviews research that explores the role of low-calorie sweeteners in helping people maintain a diet that supports good health and healthy weights. Included in the Review are the five low-calorie sweeteners approved in the United States: acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), aspartame, neotame, sa
There are a number of food processing tools available that provide additional protection for the foods we consume. One very promising tool is food irradiation, which is a process of imparting ionizing energy to food to kill microorganisms. Sometimes it is referred to as “electronic pasteurization” where electricity is used or as “cold pasteurization” as an insignificant amount of heat occurs in the treated food.
Kidnetic.com 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.
By: Catherine Gensler, Food Science Undergraduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Date: 4/15/14
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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?