Blog entry | Nov 17 2016
This week, self-proclaimed consumer product “experts” released a report that examined the residue presence of glyphosate, an herbicide that is widely used by growers (as it is the main ingredient in many commercial weed-killers, such as Roundup), in a variety of common foods. Before you “join the frenzy...
Blog entry | Nov 16 2016
You’re already planning your activities for school vacations, but are you planning on how to keep your kids eating healthy while they are out of school? Wait. Do breaks from school equal breaks from daily healthy habits? With school breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas lurking around the corner, school-...
Blog entry | Nov 14 2016
As a third-year student embarking on the journey of receiving my PhD, I planned on spending my summer in a lab, carrying out experiments. Instead, I was fortunate to be offered the 2016 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship. For my PhD, my work is focused around food chemistry. I also added a minor in computer science...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2016
“We shouldn’t be consuming chemicals, only things found in nature.” I’m sure all of us have heard this phrase or some variation before. Believing that we should avoid food and food ingredients with “deadly chemicals” is a noble pursuit, but often one where the chemical culprits are also found naturally...
Blog entry | Nov 09 2016
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 nutrition, food safety, or agriculture), we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you've...
Blog entry | Nov 08 2016
Avocado buns, banana soft serve, cauliflower pizza crust. The ABCs, if you will, of healthy foods being transformed to satisfy our cravings for not so healthy foods. I mean, I have tried the “B’ and “C” of that list and found banana soft serve to be delish. Cauliflower pizza crust? Not so much. Kinda dry...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
Here at FoodInsight.org, we love blogging and sharing educational materials about all things food, nutrition and agriculture. If you are curious to learn even more about the food you eat, check out these seven food bloggers and websites for some inspiration!  Budget Bytes Budget Bytes is all about eating...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
This vitamin powerhouse is the perfect pick. In addition to the vitamin C in orange juice, fortified options offer calcium and vitamin D as well! Fortified orange juice can be paired with oats to help with iron absorption, or it's a great addition to a nutritious smoothie.   Vote for Fortified Orange...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
With cooler temperatures, crisper air, and the return of comfort food, fall has got to be one of my favorite seasons. Another reason why I particularly love this season? Because of fall races, of course! For the past five years or so, I have competed in some sort of (running, biking, swimming, or a combo...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2016
Is there a more discussed topic in food these days than sugar? While sugars can be found naturally in some foods and beverages, they can also be added as ingredients in others. With a revised Nutrition Facts label that will include "added sugars" coming by 2018, now is the perfect time to brush up on...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2016
This year at the BlogHer Food conference, Food Insight sponsored an event to introduce mindful eating and flavorful cooking to food bloggers. For food blogger Rachee Fagg (@sayitrahshay), mindful eating is now a tool that is helping her change her relationship with food. Check out her blog posts on the...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
These days, Millennials get all the attention. But let’s not forget about Boomers. They make up a large portion of the U.S. population and have money to spend on consumer goods, especially on food. But what are Boomers looking for when it comes to nutrition? Read our latest article for Food Dive on how...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
With lots of milk options out there, remember that soy milk is a candidate that can work for you. It is a complete protein that helps with weight management and muscle growth; it contains calcium for bones and skeletal health; and it has unsaturated fats that support a healthy heart. Need another reason...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
National Moldy Cheese Day is celebrated each year on October 9th, a day for all cheese lovers to come together and celebrate delicious moldy cheeses such as Brie, blue, Roquefort, and Camembert. These cheeses are delicious, but what about the moldy American slices in the back of my fridge? So why are...

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