Diet & Health

Blog entry | Oct 29 2014
Maybe you are dressing up like a caveman for Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat like one.  Lately the ghost of ancient diets have been getting resurrected in modern meals, but is there actually merit in eating like it’s 1999 (B.C.)? ...
Blog entry | Oct 29 2014
What are the Influencers that Impact How & Why People Eat? New Research Insights Presented by Marla Reicks, PhD, RD and Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA Date: November 18, 2014Time: 11 am – 12 noon (CST)CPEUs: 1.0Cost: WM DPG Members, Free...
Blog entry | Oct 29 2014
Kris Sollid, RD, Associate Director, Nutrients and Colleen Abbott, MS, Dietetic Intern, University of Maryland, College Park. When most people hear the phrase “coconut oil” their mind turns to the tropics. The smell, the sand, the sound of the ocean...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2014
Database ≠ Science One thing that we’ve seen popping up in the public food consciousness is databases: databases of ingredients, calories, nutrients, you name it. While we’re excited to see such an emphasis on making food information more accessible...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Can a single number sum up your food? EWG’s latest food database aims high, falls short (Washington, D.C., October 27, 2014) — Making food information accessible, clear, and easy to understand is a great goal that many of us in the nutrition and...
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 When it comes to weight loss and maintenance,...
Millennials and Food
Article | Oct 16 2014
This report presents the results of six focus groups with Millennials about their nutrition knowledge and behavior. The main objective was to gain an understanding of Millennials’ current eating habits as well as their views toward nutrition and...
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.   It seems like this list is mixing and matching...
Article | Oct 15 2014
Scientists and consumers alike are asking, “What is the deal with fat?” Research has confirmed that the type of fat we eat is more important than how much we eat. But which fats are the healthiest? And we eat food, not just fats—so what should we...
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 conjunction with nutrition counseling) to men,...

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