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Food Safety Facts & Hacks: Cook

We’re back with more facts and hacks to make the food safety basics (clean, separate, cook, and chill) just a little bit easier. This time, we’re showing you why food safety is about more than what “meats” the eye. You can’t tell if meat is cooked properly just by how it looks, so use a food thermometer to check that it’s cooked to the minimum safe temperature every time.

Food Safety Facts & Hacks: Separate

Food Safety Education Month is already off to a great start, and we’re back with more facts and hacks to make the food safety basics (“clean, separate, cook, and chill”) just a little bit easier. This time, we’re focusing on the key step to preventing cross contamination: Separation!  


What a Former Food Safety Inspector Does in Her Kitchen

clean-factMy daughter loves to help me cook!

Food Safety Facts & Hacks: Clean

Is your food safety game on point, or are you still abiding by the “5 second rule”? Either way, sometimes we could all use a reminder to practice our food safety skills. September is Food Safety Education Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn safe food handling basics to keep you and your family safe from foodborne illness. This year, we’ve rounded up some facts and hacks to make “clean, separate, cook, and chill” just a little bit easier.

The DASH Diet Secret: 5 Steps for this Science-Backed Plan

People seem to have a love-hate relationship with eating. To illustrate, I wrote two haikus:

“I can’t eat bagels.”

 “Fermented foods only, please.”

“Only on cheat days.”


“I am eating clean.”

“I am avoiding gluten.”

“Fat is bad for you.”

And then there’s always the simple statement that is circulating these days: “Sugar kills.”

Studies Tip the Scales in Favor of Low-Calorie Sweeteners [INFOGRAPHIC]

Several studies published recently in reputable scientific journals point to evidence that low-calorie sweeteners can be a part of an overall weight management plan. 

Yogurt: Pick This Multipurpose Snack and Meal [INFOGRAPHIC]

To celebrate this campaign season, we're sharing "campaign" posters for some of our favorite nutrient-powered foods. Take a look at this poster representing a front-runner for your afternoon snack: yogurt. Packed with nutrients and easy to pair with fruits or granola, yogurt is an easy way to get a sweet treat and a health snack.

Acceptable Sweetness: How FDA Sets Acceptable Daily Intake Levels [INFOGRAPHIC]


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for many ingredients, including low-calorie sweeteners. See how they figure it out in this new infographic.

Everything You Need to Know about Monk Fruit Sweeteners

You may have noticed monk fruit sweeteners popping up in conversation or on your favorite food blogs. Following decades of use in areas where monk fruit grows, this natural no-calorie sweetener is now more widely available.  Check out these science-based answers to some of the most common questions about monk fruit sweeteners.

Olympic Nutrition: Sport Dietitians and the “Golden” Edge for the 2016 Olympics

Alicia-KendigIn August 2016, Rio de Janeiro will become the first South American city to host the Olympic Games. 10,500 athletes from 205 countries will flood the city with amazing energy along with countless patriotic sporting enthusiasts from around the globe.