Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Oct 16 2015
My family recently spent the day at an amusement park. When my son asked for a snack, we found a restaurant that offered a variety of choices and stood in line. The woman in front of us had a son about the same age as mine and struck up a...
Blog entry | Oct 13 2015
Carbohydrates have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. Although low-carb diets are gaining in popularity, research has shown that for weight loss, reducing your consumption of calories is more important than restricting carbohydrate...
Blog entry | Oct 08 2015
From the research, to the weight loss, to safety and diet- here's a quick snapshot on the deal with low-calorie sweeteners. Read what the experts have to say about low-calorie sweeteners.  
Blog entry | Oct 05 2015
This week, with the release of Soda Politics, the Food Insight team consulted our e-readers. ‘Soda’ is one of those words that can be very divisive among dietitians, like those on the Food Insight team, and nutrition enthusiasts, like myself. In the...
Blog entry | Sep 22 2015
A study published in Obesity compared two groups of people in a 12-week weight loss program to figure out the impact of low-calorie sweetened beverages. See how it turned out in our latest infographic. Low-Calorie Drinks & Weight Loss [...
Article | Sep 17 2015
Dietary Fats: Balancing Health & Flavor   Author: IFIC Foundation Description: Research on dietary fats and health has advanced considerably in recent years, revealing their complex and critical roles in overall health and well-being. The...
Blog entry | Sep 17 2015
Move over ramen, there’s a new bowl-friendly option in town. As a die-hard fan of the hip ramen trend, I was extremely curious to find out more about the latest bowl-centric food. What exactly is poké? Is it nutritious? Are there any concerns about...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2015
I have a love/hate relationship with headlines about food. I understand the challenges and limitations of distilling the science into soundbites, but it bothers me how often those short snippets get it wrong. On the bright side, I love my role ...
Blog entry | Sep 08 2015
There is so much chatter out there surrounding dietary fats. One headline will tout the need to completely remove fat from the diet while another will plead to bring butter back. This has led to some interesting changes in American perception...
Press Release | Sep 01 2015
(Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 2015) — The top food safety concern among Americans is no longer “foodborne illness,” having been overtaken by “chemicals in food,” according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and...
Blog entry | Sep 01 2015
Can we please talk about the elephant in the room? Or rather the elephant in the coffee cup? The recent media buzz about some stores adding real pumpkin to their coffee drinks, and/or removing caramel coloring, has instantly reminded me why I became...
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Article | Aug 27 2015
Many of us enjoy a daily pick-me-up, such as a freshly brewed cup of coffee, an ice cold soft drink, a hot cup of tea, or an energy drink all sharing a common ingredient: Caffeine. People all over the world have enjoyed foods and beverages...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2015
I love going to conferences. There's so much to learn and so many experts to learn from. Recently, I learned that that not everyone understands that not all research is created equal. Take low-calorie sweeteners for example—much has been made of...

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