Blog entry | Jan 22 2015
You may not be interviewed on ESPN any time soon, but if you're hitting the gym (or the running path, or the dance studio ... ), it could still affect your protein needs. Check out our latest...
Blog entry | Jan 22 2015
Protein. It’s perhaps the most discussed macronutrient for gym buffs everywhere. There is a ton of questionable information about protein out there, so it can be hard to find accurate information....
Blog entry | Jan 21 2015
We’re a month into 2015, and it’s time to check up on your New Year’s Resolutions.  Are you hitting the gym, getting more sleep, or watching your calorie intake? If you consume foods with low-calorie...
Blog entry | Jan 21 2015
Juicing and cayenne water and supplement-popping, oh my! After an indulgent holiday season, you may be feeling bloated or sluggish. Before you jump onto the newest detox wagon (“souping” anyone?), ...
Blog entry | Jan 15 2015
The upcoming 87th Academy Awards have us holding our breath to see who wins for best picture, best director, and best actor and actress. With the awards spirit in the air, we have decided to...
Blog entry | Jan 15 2015
New year, new research. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a new study this week on whole grains. We already knew that studies associate whole grains with a lower risk several...
Blog entry | Jan 09 2015
Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our new series, "Better Know a Dietitian," we introduce you...
Blog entry | Jan 07 2015
The latest study examining the health effects of sugars has dangled another piece of cheese in front of us. Will you bite? This week, researchers at the University of Utah published a study in The...
Blog entry | Jan 06 2015
After losing her initial set of her Hopman Cup match against Flavia Pennetta 6-0, Serena Williams felt like she needed a boost. She asked for a court-side espresso (the judge couldn't tell if Serena...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2015
Does having access to unlimited information make it easier for consumers to be informed or does it lead to more confusion? There's persuasive evidence that it leads to confusion. In the IFIC...
Blog entry | Jan 02 2015
When we read about the latest study on red meat, performed at UC San Diego and published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences,1 we were a bit taken aback. Claims about the safety of red...
Blog entry | Jan 02 2015
Whenever a new study comes out that makes some big health conclusions, we like to put it through the wringer, using the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Study Evaluation Checklist to...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2014
In 2014, our team had a better time than ever answering your questions and creating great content to inform food conversations. During this year, you've challenged us to be smarter, faster, and more...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2014
Keeping Resolutions: Stop, Drop, and Control Your Diet This article was written by Marianne Smith-Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safety, and was published by...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2014
In the spirit of the season, we’re bringing you 5 Christmas Movie Meal Hacks! So curl up with some classic Netflix, a few of these seasonal meals, and our secrets to make the most out of them:   The...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2014
If you’re city-dweller like me, you may have thought that raw (unpasteurized) milk was put out to pasture (or, better yet, “Pasteur”) in the 19th century. This old-fashioned food safety faux pas has...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2014
Whether it's the latest celebrity athlete or your mom's best friend, it seems like everyone is talking about “gluten” and going “gluten-free.” So what IS gluten? Gluten is the collective term for the...
Blog entry | Dec 17 2014
Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill: it’s the mantra of the food safety world. This message says a lot in four simple words, but, at the 2014 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference, I learned that it...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2014
Who doesn’t love the Mediterranean? The sights, the sounds, the climate, the cultures. And the cuisine…oh, the cuisine! For decades, the health community has looked for an explanation for the heart...
Blog entry | Dec 02 2014
Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our new series, "Better Know a Dietitian," we introduce you...
Blog entry | Nov 24 2014
Tis the season for gathering with family and reminding your loved ones through presents (or maybe just hugs) how important they are in your life. While in the warmth of holiday happiness, this may be...
Blog entry | Nov 21 2014
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced the “deregulated” status for a new variety of genetically engineered potato that has been improved to produce less of the...
Blog entry | Nov 19 2014
When many of us hear the word 'arsenic,' we often pair it with 'old lace' and the two little old ladies from the play and movie who liked to poison visitors. It's understandable, then, that thoughts...
Blog entry | Nov 17 2014
In 1983, the first scientific report on the development of genetically engineered (GE or food biotechnology, also inaccurately referred to as GMOs) plant cells was published (1). Since then,...
Blog entry | Nov 14 2014
File this in the category of “here we go again.” After establishing the Dirty Dozen brand with questionable science on pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group released a ‘dirty dozen’...
Blog entry | Nov 12 2014
Lately, the use of the word 'natural' has become the source of much public debate, since the definition can vary by product, as opposed to terms like 'organic' that have a standardized definition.  ...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2014
There's an old watch that I bought who knows how many years ago that I absolutely love. With its chunky, bubble-like crystal and shiny, substantial bezel, it easily spans my entire wrist. The...
Blog entry | Oct 31 2014
Looking Back at the “Health Reality” Campaign, and Looking Forward to Your Behavior Change This month, we introduced three consumer profiles corresponding with stages along the behavior change...
Blog entry | Oct 31 2014
With food trends constantly changing, there’s always something new on the horizon.  Is seems like the focus recently has been on kale, quinoa, and Greek yogurt but new foods are making their way into...
Blog entry | Oct 29 2014
Maybe you are dressing up like a caveman for Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat like one.  Lately the ghost of ancient diets have been getting resurrected in modern meals, but is there...

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