Blog entry | Oct 24 2014
Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners by the Nation’s “Biggest Losers”: Members of the National Weight Control Registry Drop Pounds and Keep Them Off Chandler Ray, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern...
Blog entry | Oct 22 2014
Everyone knows we need protein, but how much? And when? And how is your work out supposed to fit in? Our new infographic shows just how much and when you should consume your protein. The journey to...
Blog entry | Oct 16 2014
The latest FoodInsight video, shared for World Food Day, takes us through a bit about our food, where it comes from, and everything that goes into it. I am an agriculture enthusiast, but I could...
Blog entry | Oct 16 2014
We love to see key nutrients like protein get some time in the spotlight, but Buzzfeed’s latest nutrition listicle is showing that not everyone with a set of GIFs is qualified to give health advice...
Blog entry | Oct 15 2014
Many of you may have seen the recent PBS Frontline segment titled “Trouble with Antibiotics.”  I can understand why one might have more questions than answers about the use of animal antibiotics and...
Blog entry | Oct 15 2014
On Friday, the team here at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation visited Food & Friends, a DC-area nonprofit that prepares and delivers specialized meals and groceries (in...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2014
Packaged foods, also referred to as processed foods, have been getting a bad rap for a while now. It seems every day that there are new fad diets or guidance that encourages us to avoid all processed...
Blog entry | Oct 06 2014
American Health Idol: 'Health Reality' Profile Series Pt. 3 This month, we are highlighting three behavior change profiles identified in the IFIC Foundation 2014 Food & Health Survey. Earlier...
Blog entry | Oct 06 2014
Health Apprentices: 'Health Reality' Profile Series Pt. 2 This month, we are highlighting three behavior change profiles identified in the IFIC Foundation 2014 Food & Health Survey. Earlier...
Blog entry | Oct 06 2014
Health Survivors: 'Health Reality' Profile Series Pt. 1 This month, we are highlighting three behavior change profiles identified in the IFIC Foundation 2014 Food & Health Survey. Earlier this...
Blog entry | Oct 02 2014
Consumer Reports did wonders for me when I was buying my first appliances. As a kitchen newbee, it made a big difference to have a brand-impartial commentator predicting all the practical errors I...
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...

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