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Guidelines for Communicating Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health Science

These Guidelines suggest how to provide context when communicating about emerging science on nutrition, food safety and health. They outline the necessary data, disclosures, and contextual qualifiers to help the public evaluate a study's relevance and importance. The guidelines are presented in several groupings—first, general guidelines that are relevant for all, followed by more specific guidelines for scientists, journal editors, journalists, and groups. They are intended to help ensure that sound science and improved public understanding are the ultimate guides to what is communicated and how. 


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IFIC Review: How to Understand and Interpret Food and Health-Related Scientific Studies

This IFIC Review is designed to help members of the media, health professionals, and educators understand how to read and evaluate food and health-related scientific studies. It presents an overview of key information to look for, questions to ask, and other important considerations.




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Food For Thought: Reporting of Diet, Nutrition, and Food Safety News

Since 1995, health and how food impacts Americans' health have emerged as the single-most important focus of media reports about nutrition and food safety. That’s the conclusion of a decade-long tracking survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation and the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA).



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IFIC Foundation Taste Test Challenge

To celebrate National Nutrition Month and the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the IFIC Foundation filmed our very own taste test challenge. Take a look, think you would have passed?