Article | Oct 14 2009
Successful nutrition messages are essentially CONSUMER-ORIENTED. This is the basic premise of the New Nutrition Conversation with Consumers. As a consumer-oriented communications technique, it is grounded in understanding what consumers know, believe, value, and do relating to food, diet, and nutrition....
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background The growing awareness of the relationship between diet and health has led to an increasing demand for food products that support health above and beyond providing basic nutrition. Probiotics and prebiotics are components present in foods, or that can be incorporated into foods, which yield...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background Soybeans are native to East Asia, where they have been an important food staple for centuries. There is documentation of soy being cultivated as early as 1100 BC and of the use of soybean oil around 1061 AD.1, 2 Within the last two decades, soy products are increasingly being incorporated...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Consumers demand safe food and expect it to be nutritious, easy to store, easy to prepare and available at low cost year-round. The United States can boast a long history of being able to meet these demands, with a highly productive food and fiber system envied throughout the world.1 The average American...
Article | Oct 12 2009
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...
Article | Oct 12 2009
What is the goal of infant nutrition? 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. Are infant nutritional needs the same as...

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