Diet & Health

Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
A few months ago, a friend of mine invited me to celebrate her birthday at an upscale restaurant. This particular restaurants was known for one dish in particular: pig cheeks. I agreed, mostly because I couldn’t imagine how they would serve this...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
When it comes to healthy, convenient, and nutritious, packaged foods deliver a one-two punch. But it’s hard to win over public perception when they’re in the headlines for something negative. The odds aren’t stacked in their favor when they’re...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
If you are someone you know is still eating popcorn, listen up! ...Give them more popcorn! Today is National Popcorn Day. It's a great opportunity to give a shout to our favorite movie snack food and to put to rest some misconceptions about...
Blog entry | Jan 15 2016
Farm to fork, field to plate, seed to shelf. ... More and more we want to know where our food comes from. We want to know where it was grown (or produced), who grew it, and how. The same could be said for food ingredients. Where did they come from?...
Blog entry | Jan 15 2016
It’s been a warm winter on the East Coast, but Old Man Winter wasn’t going to hide forever. This past week, we saw our first snowfall of the season! It was brief, but it was a good reminder that winter and the cold are here. How do you stay warm?...
Blog entry | Jan 13 2016
This time of year anything with the word "broth" has my interest. This past week’s weather has been particularly brutal, with daytime temps barely rising above freezing. We thought the weather aligned perfectly for with this week’s food fad edition...
Blog entry | Jan 07 2016
This is the season for New Year’s Resolutions and at the top of so many people’s list is something related to health. Whether it’s eat more fruits and veggies, run a 5K, or sign-up for an aerobics class, health-based New Year’s Resolutions are...
Blog entry | Jan 07 2016
Ahh, sleep. We all know it’s important. But when we are stressed or busy, sometimes it’s the first thing to fall by the wayside. New research suggests that lack of sleep doesn’t just make us cranky, it may also increase our calorie consumption. The...
Press Release | Jan 06 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation today applauded the food-based, total-diet approach of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)—released today by the federal government—to help Americans meet recommended dietary...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2016
This week, headlines were terrifying. Sugar has been the focus of a great deal of research and debate lately (our concerns regarding studies with a mypoic focus are well-established). But this week, the panic reached a new level with a series of...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2016
Whether you are an avid watcher of "The Bachelor" or your remote just happens to land on its TV channel once in a while, most likely you are entertained by the spectacle that results when 25 women vie for the same guy. True to form, the season...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2016
Can’t find time for exercise in your tight schedule? Then we have good news for you: Shorter workouts can still burn plenty of calories and make you fitter. Does it sound too good to be true? Turns out, it’s not. A recent abstract presented at the...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2015
Fellow food nerds will already know how I spent the eve before New Year’s Eve. I was cuddled on the couch (snacks in hand) watching the new PBS documentary In Defense of Food. Some of my favorite food principles were prominent in the movie, like...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2015
According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey, just 29 percent of respondents made a New Year’s resolution for 2015. The good news is that those who did make a resolution were ambitious and...
Blog entry | Dec 24 2015
‘Tis the season for making New Year’s Resolutions….and “weight loss” resolutions are the most popular ones year in and year out. If you’re one of the 3 in 10 Americans making resolutions in the new year, please don’t tell me that you’re going to do...

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