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International Food Information Organizations (FIOs) Unite to Support World Consumer Rights Day

As an international organization that works to promote scientific information to consumers about food, health, nutrition and food safety, we couldn’t let World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) go by without a mention. WCRD is on March 15, and one of its core goals is to promote the basic rights of all consumers. This year, the use of animal antibiotics is an issue of importance.

Biggest Health and Wellness Misconceptions

When it comes to healthy eating, there are a lot of misconceptions—from how much protein to consume, to the belief that fats necessarily make you fat, and even confusion over food preparation and safety. At Food Insight, we challenge ourselves to know more about nutrition and health every day to keep you informed and up to date. Check out some of the nutrition, health, and food safety misconceptions that we once adhered to and how they’ve changed:

Protein Q&A with Dr. Jared Dickinson (Part 2)

This is the second part of a Q&A with Dr. Jared Dickinson on protein. Click here to check out part one!more animated protein icons

Protein Q&A with Dr. Jared Dickinson (Part 1)

Protein is a big focus in media headlines and on food labels. But in the foodie and fitness communities, myths are swirling around about protein use and consumption. Luckily, we are able to bust some of these myths with Dr. Jared Dickinson, assistant professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University.

"Superfoods": More Powerful Than a Locomotive, or Just a Misnomer?

It seems like everything these days is labeled as a “superfood.” What exactly is a “superfood?” Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at Tufts University School of Medicine, is here to help.

Top 8 Oscar-Worthy Foods: Stars of the Plate

Oscar season is here, and there are some buzz-worthy “noms” this year. Let’s take a look at our nominees:

Super Bowl 50 Meal Match-Up: Denver vs. Charlotte

This weekend, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be going head-to-head at the Super Bowl. The cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., are known for more than just their football talent, mascots and team colors. They also both have tremendous food game. This year’s Meal Match-Up is Charlotte’s Low Country Oyster Bake vs. Denver’s Rocky Mountain Oysters. 

Aphrodisiac Foods

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time for long-stem red roses, dinner reservations at an expensive French restaurant, and the burning desire for love and passion. As you sit down at the restaurant across from your loved one, you make sure to do exactly as a recent article in Cosmopolitan said. You recall the list of sure-fire foods to spice up your love life; you order a half-dozen raw oysters requesting hot sauce on the side as an appetizer, and a bottle of Chianti Classico from Italy to share.

Packaged Food [VIDEO]

When it comes to healthy, convenient, and nutritious, packaged foods deliver a one-two punch. But it’s hard to win over public perception when they’re in the headlines for something negative. The odds aren’t stacked in their favor when they’re portrayed as being high calories, sugar, and sodium. Despite what you may hear, packaged foods can be a part of a healthful diet. Not all packaged foods are created equal.

New Year's Resolutions [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey, just 29 percent of respondents made a New Year’s resolution for 2015. The good news is that those who did make a resolution were ambitious and stuck to them. By March, an impressive 92 percent claimed they were still following their resolutions. 

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