Diet & Health

Blog entry | Nov 22 2016
You have probably heard that calcium plays a key role in keeping your bones strong. But did you know that in order to maximize your calcium absorption and function you also need vitamin D? Yup, it’s true! Most of the calcium you eat in food is in...
Blog entry | Nov 16 2016
You’re already planning your activities for school vacations, but are you planning on how to keep your kids eating healthy while they are out of school? Wait. Do breaks from school equal breaks from daily healthy habits? With school breaks for...
Blog entry | Nov 08 2016
Avocado buns, banana soft serve, cauliflower pizza crust. The ABCs, if you will, of healthy foods being transformed to satisfy our cravings for not so healthy foods. I mean, I have tried the “B’ and “C” of that list and found banana soft serve to be...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
Here at FoodInsight.org, we love blogging and sharing educational materials about all things food, nutrition and agriculture. If you are curious to learn even more about the food you eat, check out these seven food bloggers and websites for some...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
With cooler temperatures, crisper air, and the return of comfort food, fall has got to be one of my favorite seasons. Another reason why I particularly love this season? Because of fall races, of course! For the past five years or so, I have...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2016
Is there a more discussed topic in food these days than sugar? While sugars can be found naturally in some foods and beverages, they can also be added as ingredients in others. With a revised Nutrition Facts label that will include "added sugars" ...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
With lots of milk options out there, remember that soy milk is a candidate that can work for you. It is a complete protein that helps with weight management and muscle growth; it contains calcium for bones and skeletal health; and it has unsaturated...
Blog entry | Oct 28 2016
Want a candidate that everyone can get behind? Chicken is the answer for this election season. Not only is chicken an easy centerpiece for any meal, there are so many different ways to prepare it. Whether roasted on its own, as part of a sandwich or...
Blog entry | Oct 25 2016
Whole grain crackers deserve to be elected as the healthy hero of snack time. Eat whole grain crackers on their own or pair with dips, spreads or proteins like meat and cheese to make easy and delicious snacks. This candidate also happens to come...
Blog entry | Oct 25 2016
I have a ritual every morning I get to work: Turn on my computer, heat up my breakfast while my computer boots up (this morning it was potatoes, boiled eggs, and some coffee), check work emails, then check my personal email. My personal email is...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2016
Another day, another dollar, and another headline touting misleading claims about new research. This time, a new study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology is connecting drinking two or more servings of sweetened beverages a day with...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2016
Just in time for fall, one of our favorite candidates, cocoa, has stepped up to the platform. Whether it’s a small piece of dark chocolate, a cup of hot cocoa as a satisfying treat, or using cocoa in oatmeal, yogurt, or recipes, pick this versatile...
Blog entry | Oct 17 2016
This week’s candidate packs a whole lot of punch. Whole grain cereal is a great way to start your morning because it helps you get your recommended daily 48g of whole grains. With a variety of options in the market, there are so many ways to spoon...
Blog entry | Oct 11 2016
Imagine you consistently meal-prep, set aside an hour each day to workout, and regularly get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Sounds great, right? You’ve been doing this for about four weeks, but the scale won’t change like you want it to. You...
Blog entry | Oct 05 2016
Hi, again, from the pregnancy diaries. It’s been a crazy 9 ½ months with only a few more weeks to go. As I reflect on the joys and challenges of pregnancy, there’s one challenge in particular that I’d like to shed some light on: eating away from...

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