Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
Food trends come and go and can be pretty difficult to keep track of. The team here at the IFIC Foundation works hard to give you the low-down on what these new, trendy foods can offer. But now we would like to know: What is your favorite food trend? 3/29 UPDATE: The Final Four is upon us!  Vote again to...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
We all have at least a bit of a sweet tooth, right? Well, most of us deprive ourselves at one time or another out of fear of excess calories. But some people also avoid foods and beverages containing the low-calorie sweetener aspartame because they see confusing headlines and suspicious "science" about...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
Caffeine is naturally found in many foods and beverages; along with coffee and tea, it’s also found in cocoa, kola nuts, guarana, yerba mate, and more than 60 other leaves, seeds, and/or fruits. While there are many sources of caffeine, the source doesn’t matter: It’s the amount that does. Healthy adults...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
Hardly a month goes by without a new nutrition research study capturing headlines. March is #NationalNutritionMonth, so, of course, another nutrition study (Micha et al.) is in the spotlight. It’s published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and examines the associations between...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about titanium dioxide, which can be used as a colorant in foods. While headlines may suggest titanium dioxide is a health concern, scientific research has actually shown titanium dioxide to be safe. So what is it used for and why is it used? Read on to learn...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2017
From the unseasonably warm weather, to the Washington Wizards actually having a chance at the championship, to that dollar I found the other day, March has been full of surprises. But even more of a surprise is that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released the "Dirty Dozen" early this year. The...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2017
CPEUs will be provided for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs). Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET No pre-registration required. The link will be active only on March 21, beginning at 12:45 p.m. ET.   Expert Speakers: James...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2017
Happy National Nutrition Month! This year, EatRight.org is challenging us all to “Put Our Best Forks Forward.” This theme is a reminder that every bite can be one more step toward a healthier eating pattern. If you’re a parent, you probably understand the importance of being a healthy eating role model...
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....

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