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.
Energy drinks have been increasing in popularity, especially among teens and children. Due to several articles in the media about negative health effects experienced by people who consumed too many energy drinks, some parents and school personnel have become concerned about their growing popularity specifically among teens and children.
The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program, “The Dietary Fats Makeover: Guiding Consumers toward Healthful Dietary Fat Intakes.”
The 2011 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health, conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the sixth annual, nationally representative, quantitative study designed to gain insights from consumers on various food safety, nutrition, and health-related topics.
Sugar or dietary sugars have been under scrutiny for years. Sugars have been blamed for causing everything from cavities to obesity and a lot of conditions in between.
Whether the menu calls for glazed ham, hot oatmeal or blueberry pancakes, the home cook has a repertoire of sweeteners to choose from. Sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, and corn syrup all have a place on the pantry shelf depending on the recipe and what roles the sweetener needs to play.
This fact sheet discusses the animal antibiotic regulatory approval process, which ensures the safety of milk, meat and eggs from animals treated with antibiotics. Human safety is a key component of the approval process and all antibiotics intended for use must pass a food safety test prior to approval.
Maintaining good health is one of the most important factors of sustaining a high quality of life, which is important as we age. According a recent report, “Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being,” the aging population is growing rapidly and is at risk for a number of conditions that can affect quality of life, including heart disease, arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, cancer and obesity.
A webinar presented by the International Food Information Council Foundation and the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE).
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Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
In this video we ask people their thoughts on food safety. Here's what they had to say...
More about the 2013 Food & Health Survey here.