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Caffeine Webinar: Caffeine Literacy to Make Better Health Choices

CPEUs will be provided for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs).

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

No pre-registration required. The link will be active only on March 21, beginning at 12:45 p.m. ET.  

Eat These Foods for Increased Energy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Between work, hobbies, family, exercise, and sleep, there’s a lot to get done in a day. Sometimes it feels like there’s barely enough time to breathe, let alone eat. That’s why it’s so important to choose foods that will give you the energy you need to get where you need to be.

As we’re sure you know, not all foods are created equal when it comes to providing long-lasting energy. There are many nutrients in foods that can provide you with energy such as protein and dietary fats, but let's focus on foods rich in caffeine, carbs, and B vitamins.

Pantry Hacks: 3 Easy and Healthy Recipes with Canned Foods

If you are anything like us, you rely on pantry staples to create quick, affordable and nutritious meals to get you from one meal to the next. We decided to create three mouth-watering recipes that incorporate at least one canned food.

In addition, we built these recipes around pantry staples, including jarred and boxed items. Each one also features notable nutrients to help you feel good about what you are eating.

A Useful Guide to Understanding GMOs

As food producers aim to provide a secure and reliable supply of food for the growing public, food biotechnology advances are evolving fast. Genetically modified food resources are helping farmers, food manufacturers, and companies produce safe, healthy, great-tasting and environmentally-friendly foods. However, understanding how these foods are created, how they end up on our plates, and the science behind the ingredients can be confusing. Below we have some insightful resources to help you understand how GMOs are shaping our food supply. 

News Bite: Q&A on Glycidyl Esters and 3-MCPD

Oils play a very important role in food ingredients: They enhance flavor, improve texture, keep food moist, and enhance the absorption of key nutrients. Oils, like olive and canola, are good sources of unsaturated fats that have been shown to support heart health. Additionally, other oils, like palm oil, are being used as a safe alternative for trans fat, a type of fat that the FDA has removed from the food supply.

We Took a Mindful Eating Challenge and Here's What Happened.

Mindful eating is a great way to enhance any dietary pattern and it allows you to enjoy and appreciate the foods you are already eat. But how hard is it to eat mindfully? To find out, we challenged ourselves to mindfully eat for as little as one meal or up to 24 hours. How did we do? Here is our take on the experience.

Our Health and Wellness Goals for 2017

Last year, a few of us here at the IFIC Foundation shared with you our New Year’s resolutions. Let’s check in to see how we did last year and make some new goals for 2017!

Megan Meyer, PhD:

Think You Have Food Poisoning? Here's What You Should Do

The saying “having your cake and eating it too” resonates with many people—of course we all want to be able to eat our cake! You also don’t want the cake to make you sick, right?!

A Guide to Making Sense of Sugars

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Few topics in nutrition have received more attention in recent years than sugars and added sugars.

What To Look for in Pizza

Everyone loves pizza. In fact, a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that on any given day, 13 percent of Americans over the age of two consumed pizza.  That number dramatically increases for children and younger adults.

However, sometimes it gets a bad rap for not being the healthiest option. What are some tips and tricks to make pizza a healthier choice? Find out below.