Blog entry | Nov 30 2017
After my third year of a PhD program in nutrition science, I was getting pretty used to fielding questions about nutrition from grocery store cashiers, taxi drivers, casual acquaintances, friends,...
Blog entry | Nov 28 2017
Every day, we at the IFIC Foundation are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our series "Better Know a Dietitian" (or an expert in...
Blog entry | Nov 22 2017
If I had a dollar for every time someone “cheated on their diet” and had to restart, I’d have enough money to travel the entire world -- about ten times. Truth is: many diets don’t work. Yet here we...
Blog entry | Nov 21 2017
It’s time again to enjoy all of our favorite holiday food traditions. While loading up on pie and green bean casserole, it’s easy to feel like this time of year is one indulgence after another. But...
Blog entry | Nov 20 2017
Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, I walk into a house full of family, friends and food. Year after year, some things never change. I can always count on the aromas of juicy turkey,...
Blog entry | Nov 16 2017
Welcome to the first installment of Food Insight’s Build Your Own Series! We are excited to share simple but tasty ways to spice up the healthiness of different foods. First up is oatmeal -- the...
Blog entry | Nov 15 2017
Farmers have a number of practices in their “toolbox” to grow all the nutritious fruits, vegetables and grains our diets rely upon. But the use of pesticides is not well understood. Pesticides are...
Blog entry | Nov 14 2017
Did you know that roughly one third of food produced in the world is lost or wasted? It seems hard to believe, yet I’m sure you’ve been there, staring at your fridge but feeling like you have nothing...
Blog entry | Nov 13 2017
The basics Let’s start by establishing an important fact: Fats are an essential component to a healthy diet. Whether you subscribe to vegan, paleo or omnivore eating styles, fat is your friend. Fats...
Blog entry | Nov 09 2017
How many times has your doctor -- or basically the entire internet -- said you could benefit from eating more fiber? And how many times have you thought, “Okay, but what is fiber?” Don’t worry - we’...
Blog entry | Nov 08 2017
Over the last few decades, supermarkets in the U.S. have been inundated with a growing supply of new yogurt varieties. In simpler times, yogurt lovers only had to focus on buying flavors they liked...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2017
I grew up learning to love the science of food while watching my parents cook. My mom is known for her chocolate chip cookie recipe. When we made this recipe together, my first task was always to...
Blog entry | Nov 03 2017
While the pumpkin spice latte is synonymous with the fall, we’ve remixed this fall favorite as a smoothie recipe that you can quickly make for a delicious and nutritious drink. In addition, this...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2017
The buzzwords “mindful” and “intuitive” eating are gaining popularity in the media, and you may be wondering what all the hype is about. Though they may sound a little like fads, these strategies are...
animal antibiotics: what you should know
Article | Nov 01 2017
Raising healthy and safe animals is a high priority for farmers, ranchers and the veterinarians who work alongside them. Despite this, animals may still become sick and require treatment, just like...

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