Blog entry | Sep 30 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern  According to data from the IFIC Foundation’s 2014 Food and Healthy Survey, 41 percent of Americans report that they have given “a...
Blog entry | Sep 25 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern Thank goodness caffeine exists in this world. What would we do without that extra little boost that makes us feel so happy and...
Blog entry | Sep 24 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern The end of summer and start of fall is always a little bittersweet. To stay optimistic, I like to think about the positive things...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Jennie Schmidt, @FarmGirlJen Odd title, I know, but I think you will get the gist of what I’m talking about… food safety! I have to say, I have never walked into a grocery store, farm stand or farmer...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Tony Flood & Brittany Mountjoy “This is an important public health issue that requires the combined forces of both the human medical, veterinary, food industry and pharmaceutical industry to...
Blog entry | Sep 18 2014
Here we go again. Researchers with a study of dubious relevance and so-so design said "jump," and many media said "how high?" Now, please bear with me here. This is a rather long post, but it's an...
Blog entry | Sep 16 2014
The volume of science that's out there on food and nutrition is staggering, and living in a Google-based world is a blessing and a curse. Every time I've had a question about food, I've instantly...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
DATE September 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Add to calendar   LOCATION Twitter   Couldn't participate in the chat? Check out our Storify below! Cooking delicious food for your family is good...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
Amelia Kermis MPH CHES, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
I'm a sports fan. Let me rephrase that. I'm fanatical about sports: all sports. I'm also a registered dietitian. So you can imagine my intrigue when I saw the commercial for this fall's season of The...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM EDT Hosted by: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Presenters Jeannie Sneed Professor and Head, Department of Hospitality Management and...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
Ever worry about food poisoning, or keeping food safe? Here are 4 simple steps to making sure your food is safe to eat.  Consumer's Guide to Safe Food Handling Infographic from Food Insight The...
Blog entry | Sep 08 2014
Whom do you trust on food issues? What's FACTS and how do you use it? Get the quick answers here.
Blog entry | Sep 05 2014
When my kids were starting the school year, I was always filled with anticipation for them to gain knowledge. But each new school year is about more than academic education (though that’s very...
Blog entry | Sep 03 2014
Been hearing some crazy news about caffeine lately? So have we! That's why we were keen to check out this infographic by Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK. It shows just how much coffee,...
Blog entry | Sep 03 2014
When I sit down to watch the Packers and Seahawks tonight, I’m betting I won’t be a model of nutritional excellence. In fact, during football season, Sundays rank at the top of my (mostly sensible)...
Blog entry | Sep 02 2014
Staff of the Grain Foods Foundation, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @GrainFoods   Can you believe September is here again? With the annual return to the fall routine, we could all use a little...
Blog entry | Aug 29 2014
Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, President of the National Dairy Council, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @JeanRagalieRD What does back-to-school time mean for most families? Jam-packed schedules and...
Blog entry | Aug 27 2014
The food fear-mongers are at it again, and carrageenan is the latest ingredient in their sights. Despite their lack of any scientific degrees or credentials, some bloggers have managed to mobilize an...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2014
Joy Dubost PhD, RD, National Restaurant Association, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @joyofnutrition With the school year starting and all the activities that ensue, many parents are even more...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2014
Last night, the TV-lovers among us celebrated some of the more popular potrayals of science on the small screen: "Breaking Bad," winner for Outstanding Drama, features a chemistry teacher who turns...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2014
Cut yourself some slack, and use these easy tips for a healthful start to the schoolyear!  Check out more great #Back2School Tips and use the It's All About You Toolkit!  
Blog entry | Aug 21 2014
By now if you’re like me, you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to hearing about the risks associated with certain foods.  But there are risks associated with everything we do.  The...
Blog entry | Aug 19 2014
The following article was published originally in the August/September 2014 issue of Sugar Producer magazine (click here to view, turn to p. 14) and is republished here with permission: According to...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
Sugar. How did this simple carbohydrate become a substance that generates such complex conversations and polarizing opinions? The increasing debate over sugars seems to have no plateau in sight. At...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
By the very nature of science, new research and new discoveries can complicate the quest for what might be considered a definitive “truth.” This is especially important when it comes to food and...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
Years ago when my children were school age I was surprised by the lack of nutritional value I saw in their classmate’s lunches. I was so proud to be sending what I thought was a healthful, filling...
Blog entry | Aug 14 2014
Last week, Cliff Weathers at Alternet gave us a tutorial on 4 of the Biggest Quacks Plaguing America with False Claims About Science. “In short,” Weathers says, “quackery is dangerous. It promotes...
Blog entry | Aug 12 2014
Every parent wants to feed their family safe, nutritious, and healthful foods. If you’ve seen recent news articles on grass-fed versus grain-fed meat, you’re probably left wondering how to choose...
Blog entry | Aug 07 2014
Basketball fans were buzzing this week over LeBron’s reduced-carb diet and reported weight loss (because, hey, what else can you cover in the off-season?) Many of us non-sports stars are now asking...

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