The 2011 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council, is the seventh, nationally representative, quantitative study designed to gain insights from consumers on their knowledge and attitudes toward foods that can promote health, or functional foods.
The national focus on the increasing rate of obesity continues to grow. Despite multiple efforts to assist Americans in achieving a healthy weight and active lifestyle, only minimal success has been achieved in changing consumer behavior. This webinar explores the role of behavioral economics in improving healthful lifestyle choices among consumers and examines one clinician’s multi-discipline
With so much information on how food can affect your health, it may seem confusing at times to know what to eat. Still, the relationship between diet and health is very important. It is even more important during pregnancy since good nutrition and safe food handling play a key role in the health of both the mother and baby.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness reported in the US each year, resulting in 350,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. Everyone can do their part to help ensure the safety of our food supply. This page will provide resources on foodborne illness, food safety practices,and the regulatory system in place to keep food safe in the US.
Twenty-five years ago, the chances were slim that a food and health-related study in a scientific journal would make the evening news or greet readers in their morning newspapers. Now, hardly a week goes by when a breaking dietary study doesn't make headlines.
We’ve seen Listeria and its scientific name, listeria monocytogenes, cropping up lately in the news. But what is it exactly? Who does it affect? And how can we avoid it? To help answer some of your most pressing questions about Listeria, check out the following FAQs.
Video highlighting the foods and beverages we consume each day that impact the way our digestive system works. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and grains, certain yogurts and fluids, as well as regularly fitting physical activity into your day can help promote digestive health.
Increased interest in where our food comes from has led to more frequent use of common food production terms. Often, confusion reigns over the true meaning of these terms, which can lead to misinformed conclusions about the benefits of one type of food production versus another.
Over the past few weeks, there has been increasing attention on the current E. coli outbreak in Europe as the numbers of those affected continue to increase. Questions remain about the source of this outbreak, the unfamiliar strain of E. coli (STEC O104:H4), the number and reach of those infected, and how to stop the spread of contamination and unfortunate illnesses. Read on to learn more on how you can best protect yourself and your family.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA), as mandated by Congress. The goal of the Dietary Guidelines is to provide science-based nutrition and food safety recommendations for people two years and older to help promote habits that maximize good health and reduce the risk for chronic disease. These recommendations serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition policy.
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Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
How would you grade your diet & would you rather lose $1,000 or gain 20 pounds?
More about the 2013 Food & Health Survey here.