Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Jan 29 2016
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time for long-stem red roses, dinner reservations at an expensive French restaurant, and the burning desire for love and passion. As you sit down at the restaurant across from your loved one, you make sure to do exactly...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
I’m not really one for chocolate (I know, crazy), but every so often I get an intense craving for a chocolate milkshake. Of course, I’m also lactose-intolerant … and lactose-free or dairy-free milkshakes are a bit difficult for me to find. So what’s...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
According to the 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Philip E. Nelson, “If you teach a person how to process [or package] food, you can feed a village.” But how nutritious would the food in this village be? Most of us are aware that packaged foods offer...
Blog entry | Jan 21 2016
When it comes to healthy, convenient, and nutritious, packaged foods can deliver all of these results. But it can be hard for us to see their true value when headlines vilify packaged foods. Well this is our headline, “don’t automatically judge a...
Blog entry | Jan 21 2016
With the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a lot of attention is placed on how we’re all supposed to be eating. It’s easy for eating right to feel complicated (especially in the form of a 400 page report!), but we’ve got...
Blog entry | Jan 20 2016
I love eggs. I eat them almost every day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I eat them on their own, with some cheese, on a Caesar salad, in soup, or on a sweet potato. I like them boiled, fried, sunny side up, over easy, poached, or...
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...
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 | 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...

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