Diet & Health

Blog entry | Jan 24 2010
By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date 1/25/10 The IFIC 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey found that people's top health concerns are (in order of importance) heart health, weight management, cancer, diabetes, nutrition/diet,...
Blog entry | Jan 21 2010
By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/22/10 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often mentioned in media articles pertaining to food safety and nutrition, especially if there is a regulatory implication. Have you ever wondered: What exactly...
Blog entry | Jan 18 2010
By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/19/10 At some point, most of us have wanted to lose (or in some cases, maintain) our weight. In fact, if you are like many Americans, it may have been one of your New Year's resolutions.  With a bombardment of...
Blog entry | Jan 13 2010
By: Ann Bouchoux   Date: 1/14/10 New York City's call for the food industry to reduce sodium by 25 percent in the next five years has dominated the headlines in the food world this week.  Such recommendations are nice, but the great news is that...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2010
By: Jania Matthews   Date 1/11/10 The Biggest Loser is a television program that needs no introduction.  The show draws millions of viewers each week and I am one of them.  I've been an admirer of the show for several seasons and the show is nothing...
Blog entry | Jan 07 2010
By: Katie Burns Date: 1/8/10 Well, here we are: one full week into the New Year, a new decade, the "teens." This time last week many people, IFIC staff included, made their New Year's resolutions. I've heard everything from lose weight, to get fit,...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2010
*Editors Note: Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, we're always on the lookout for strong, science based materials on food and health.  Below is one example put together by experts we work with at the National Cancer...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2010
Note: This was previously posted as a guest blog post on Healthy Blog Snack by former Foundation staffer Sarah Alligood By: Sarah Alligood, MPH, RD   Date 1/5/09 Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, one of the most common...
Data & Survey | Oct 14 2009
Consumers’ appetites for food and nutrition news seem nearly insatiable. In recent years, scientific evidence has revealed that bioactive dietary components may benefit health in ways that extend beyond meeting basic nutritional needs....

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