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.
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.
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.”
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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?