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Improving Public Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance

The term "antibiotic resistance" can sound confusing and, thus, scary.  Antibiotic resistance is the refusal of the host to accept the treatment of antibiotics. This happens when a germ or bacteria no longer responds to a drug used for treatment. 

National Family Meals Month

National Family Meals Month is a great opportunity to think about making small changes that can improve your family’s health and happiness. We’ve put together some of our best resources you and your family can use to make healthy choices, either at home or when eating away from home.

Gold Medals of Nutrition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just starting an exercise routine, there are a variety of nutrients that play an important role in reaching your health and fitness goals. Check out this infographic to learn more about what nutrients to look for and how they can benefit your overall health and performance. All of the nutrients described deserve a spot at the podium because they are all true gold medals of nutrition.

Starting Solids: A Resource for Parents and Their Infants

You may have many questions about this important milestone. When are babies ready for solid foods? Which foods should be given? How much food is enough?

This resource provides tips for starting solid foods and keeping infants safe when they are eating. Keep in mind that each infant is different. Their diets may vary depending on things such as age, development, and nutritional needs. Ask your pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatrician, registered dietitian or other healthcare provider for more feeding advice.
 

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

A healthy eating pattern is very important during pregnancy. Good nutrition plays a key role in the health of both mother and baby. As a mom-to-be, you have higher nutrient needs than you did before conception. Yet the general principles of good nutrition—variety, balance, and moderation—still apply during pregnancy.

This resource will help you learn how to eat healthy during pregnancy. This includes how to choose a variety of healthy foods, maintain healthy weight gain during pregnancy, and stay food-safe.
 

“Spiked” Nutrition: Fast & Easy Recipes for Total Health

Looking for some easy new recipes to incorporate into your busy life? Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn has created three delicious, healthy recipes that are super simple and can fit into any budget. All of the videos below show how you can make healthy, balanced meals for you and your family using a variety of packaged foods.  Packaged foods are affordable, convenient and can provide nutrients and components we need for good health. Each video highlights a variety of notable nutrients to help you “spike” up your nutrition game.

Recognizing “The Longest Day”: Alzheimer’s Disease and Mealtime Tips for Caregivers

Today is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  As we celebrate the summer solstice and the year's longest day of sunshine, many people also are coming together to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's "The Longest Day" event. The purpose of the "The Longest Day" is to raise awareness for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  From sunrise to sunset, people of all ages will be engaging in physical activity—such as walking, cooking, meditating and dancing—to honor those living wi

How Much Salt? New Guidelines for Healthy Living

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to reduce sodium in packaged and processed food products.  The guidance, which has been in the works since 2011, provides both short-term and long-term strategies for food companies to meet specific reduction goals. The announced guidelines on sodium reduction are aimed to promote the health of Americans. Here's what you need to know. 

News Bite: Announcing the 2016 IFIC Foundation Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Recipient, Jacob Farr

The IFIC Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship is Jacob Farr, a PhD student in Food Science at The Ohio State University. Farr graduated with a bachelor's degree in food science from OSU in 2014 and is now pursuing his PhD, which is focused on stabilizing natural colorants with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for use by beverage manufacturers.

Nutrient Newlyweds: Marrying Nutrients for Maximum Health Benefits [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that “marrying” certain foods and nutrients together can deliver a combination of health benefits? Sure, lots of foods can deliver important health benefits on their own, but sometimes when pairing different foods together in a meal or snack, the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.

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