Diet & Health

Blog entry | Aug 17 2016
I’m always up for a challenge, particularly when it comes to food. My mission this summer (and I chose to accept it) was to visit two fish markets in regions of the country renowned for their seafood: New England and the Northwest. My first stop...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2016
If you’ve enjoyed any of our recent posts from IFIC Foundation staff trialing various diets and eating styles, then you may be interested in this one as well. I came across this diet many years ago—never followed it (until know, that is), but never...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2016
With the Olympics in full swing, we had the opportunity to sit down with two-time Olympic swimmer Gideon Louw to see how he uses nutrition to fuel him through training, competing, and recovery. Read on to see what this superstar swimmer had to say...
Blog entry | Aug 10 2016
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to reduce sodium in packaged and processed food products. While sodium is essential for many basic human activities, such as muscle and nerve function, too much can increase blood...
Blog entry | Aug 09 2016
Let me start by saying that I am not a dietitian, nor am I a scientist, so none of what I am about to tell you should necessarily be taken as “advice.” According to my own reading of the available science, low-carb diets indeed can be effective for...
Blog entry | Aug 08 2016
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...
Blog entry | Aug 05 2016
The air is abuzz with excitement as the Summer Olympics get underway. With the opening ceremony kicking off today (Aug. 5), let’s take this time to learn about a whole different set of superstars: the foods and nutrients that keep us healthy, ready...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
I was happy to be assigned the Flexible Diet for our office diet challenge. What can be so hard about something that begins with “flexible”? I got the easiest one…or so I thought until I started reading about it. As it turns out, there is a lot of...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2016
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...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2016
We’re all about breaking down scientific findings, especially when the research focuses on nutrition. Most of the time, we are providing important perspective to particularly popular studies, working to ensure that the totality of science is...
Blog entry | Jul 27 2016
I’m a bit of a mad scientist in the kitchen. Sometimes my dishes are new takes on old favorites, other times they are just mashups of my favorite ingredients. This Weekend Chew is a little of both. I call this one “Caprese Lasagna Salad.” It’s...
Blog entry | Jul 27 2016
Buh bye eggs benny. So long sushi. RIP Thursday happy hour. This was the beginning of my eulogy to food once I found out I was pregnant. Of course there was excitement, but that excitement was also followed by a wave of fear. In terms of food and...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2016
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...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2016
Have you ever watched "Degrassi: The Next Generation"? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. I remember an episode where Emma does a science project on how food, specifically “healthy” foods, can positively impact your body and cognitive...
Press Release | Jul 18 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – The ideal presidential candidate is not the only thing Americans have a hard time agreeing on. An ideological rift exists on certain food issues too. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2016 Food and...

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