Blog entry | Mar 03 2017
As an avid green smoothie connoisseur, I’m quite familiar with spinach and kale. I love how they taste, and the added benefit of fiber, vitamins A and C, and iron make it perfect for more than just a smoothie. But not everyone is as fond of the grassy and earthy taste of spinach, kale, or really any...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2017
A recent video on BuzzFeed compared the relative sugar content in various fruits, the not-so-subtle implication being that "sugar = bad." Such a message is not only over-simplified—focusing, as so much clickbait does, on demonizing a single ingredient (sugar, in this case)—but its aim is to evoke a...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2017
Between work, hobbies, family, exercise, and sleep, there’s a lot to get done in a day. Sometimes it feels like there’s barely enough time to breathe, let alone eat. That’s why it’s so important to choose foods that will give you the energy you need to get where you need to be. As we’re sure you know,...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2017
If you are anything like us, you rely on pantry staples to create quick, affordable and nutritious meals to get you from one meal to the next. We decided to create three mouth-watering recipes that incorporate at least one canned food. In addition, we built these recipes around pantry staples, including ...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2017
No one said that being the “food police” was an easy job. Between catering to picky eaters and working around busy schedules, sometimes it’s hard to get the whole family excited about a healthy meal. Parents are the most likely to feel the brunt of this family dining dilemma. According to a recent...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2017
Last year, I decided to get my yoga teaching certification. It was surprisingly labor-intensive, and I learned everything from the history of yoga and how to sequence a class, to anatomy and even Ayurveda. Now, as much as I respect the history of Ayurveda, I have a hard time squaring my understanding of...
Blog entry | Feb 22 2017
As food producers aim to provide a secure and reliable supply of food for the growing public, food biotechnology advances are evolving fast. Genetically modified food resources are helping farmers, food manufacturers, and companies produce safe, healthy, great-tasting and environmentally-friendly foods....
Blog entry | Feb 21 2017
What is the Buddha Diet? The Buddha Diet was popularized in 2016 when a book was published summarizing the Buddha’s teachings about the modern diet. The Buddha Diet is characterized by time-restricted eating, also known as intermittent fasting. The diet emphasizes people focusing on when they eat versus...
Blog entry | Feb 14 2017
In honor of American Heart Month and National Snack Foods Month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the best snack foods that also support heart health. So get ready to snack your heart out! Nuts: Nuts are chock-full of healthy fats such as mono- and polyunsaturated fats....
Blog entry | Feb 09 2017
Planning on dining out this Valentine's Day? Then you might want to make your reservations posthaste: The annual day of love is also the second-busiest day of the year for restaurants. (The busiest? Mother's Day.) Let's face it, though. There are plenty of restaurant-worthy occasions all year long—not...
Press Release | Feb 09 2017
(Dover, Del., Feb. 9, 2017)— International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation President Kimberly Reed gave the opening keynote at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference today in Dover, Del., which had nearly 200 attendees from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2017
I am woman, hear me roar … about science! If you haven’t heard, women are pioneers in the world of science. To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to shine a light on some women we see continuing this great legacy, enhancing our scientific world, and positively...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
If you haven’t heard of the 80/20 diet, it’s a pretty simple concept. Eat healthy at least 80 percent of the time, and allow discretionary or “cheat” foods 20 percent of the time. Many diet trends are marked by extreme restrictions and strict recommendations on foods to eat or avoid. But this trendy diet...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
Oils play a very important role in food ingredients: They enhance flavor, improve texture, keep food moist, and enhance the absorption of key nutrients. Oils, like olive and canola, are good sources of unsaturated fats that have been shown to support heart health. Additionally, other oils, like palm oil...

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