Blog entry | Nov 17 2016
This week, self-proclaimed consumer product “experts” released a report that examined the residue presence of glyphosate, an herbicide that is widely used by growers (as it is the main ingredient in...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2016
“We shouldn’t be consuming chemicals, only things found in nature.” I’m sure all of us have heard this phrase or some variation before. Believing that we should avoid food and food ingredients with “...
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...
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...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
National Moldy Cheese Day is celebrated each year on October 9th, a day for all cheese lovers to come together and celebrate delicious moldy cheeses such as Brie, blue, Roquefort, and Camembert....
Blog entry | Oct 27 2016
“Stranger Things” was one of this year’s unexpected hits. The show is indeed full of strange things: the Upside-Down, telekinetic powers, government experiments and creepy monsters. But here at Food...
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...
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...
Blog entry | Oct 11 2016
When it comes to pesticides, there is a lot of debate in the media about what is true and what is false. Once and for all, let's debunk some of the most common myths about pesticides. Pesticides:...
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,...
Blog entry | Oct 04 2016
Food Safety may not be at the forefront of your priorities right now, but one bad experience could suddenly change your mind. Why should we care? Because rotten food from foodborne pathogens can make...
Blog entry | Sep 27 2016
Legend has it that in the 16th century, intrepid Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León traveled to what is now considered Florida to find the mythical Fountain of Youth, which contained waters that...
Blog entry | Sep 20 2016
It seems like everyday life is moving faster and faster. We need to do more, travel farther and sleep less. So in this hectic life we live, when can we eat? While we’re commuting? At our desk while...
Blog entry | Sep 13 2016
For this "Try It Tuesday," I decided to experiment with my fluid intake. I love being active, but I often find myself feeling tired or suffering from a dull headache in the middle of the day....
Blog entry | Sep 07 2016
We've all been there. You've just finished up your fourth plate of cobbler at the family picnic, and you wish you could travel back in time (DeLorean? Time Turner? Tardis?) to prevent the impending...
Blog entry | Sep 06 2016
It's been a long time since I’ve kept a food journal. While training to be a registered dietitian, food journaling and dietary assessments are two things I became quite familiar with. But it was...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2016
We all lead busy lives. Sometimes it can be easy to forget to check in with ourselves, especially during mealtimes. Eating slowly with minimal distractions is a good place to start. This makes it...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2016
Last week I decided to take a different approach to Try It Tuesday. Unlike the paleo diet, where I cut out meat, dairy, and grains for the sake of a blog post, I decided to do a post on a very real...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
Few topics in nutrition get more attention these days than added sugars. As much or more than any other dietary component or lifestyle factor, sugars have been studied for their role in health. The...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
“Healthy” is a nearly ubiquitous word. But is there any consensus on what the term means when it is applied to food? One quick web search for “what is a healthy food” generates over 567,000,000...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
The great thing about working at the IFIC Foundation is that my coworkers are reality show addicts just like myself. And when your only outlet for discussing what happened on last night’s guilty...
Blog entry | Aug 23 2016
We all know how important fruits and vegetables are in a healthy diet. With micronutrients like vitamins A, B6, and C, antioxidants, and fiber, fruits and vegetables are vital components to a well-...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2016
If you’ve enjoyed any of our recent posts from IFIC Foundation staff trialing various diets and eating styles, then you may be interested in this one as well. I came across this diet many years ago—...
Blog entry | Aug 09 2016
Let me start by saying that I am not a dietitian, nor am I a scientist, so none of what I am about to tell you should necessarily be taken as “advice.” According to my own reading of the available...
Blog entry | Aug 04 2016
In the world of Instagram food photography, Buzzfeed recipes, and do-it-yourself gourmet cooking, there are endless opportunities to try some really incredible food.  Trying out steak tartare on...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
I was happy to be assigned the Flexible Diet for our office diet challenge. What can be so hard about something that begins with “flexible”? I got the easiest one…or so I thought until I started...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2016
We’re all about breaking down scientific findings, especially when the research focuses on nutrition. Most of the time, we are providing important perspective to particularly popular studies, working...
Blog entry | Jul 27 2016
Buh bye eggs benny. So long sushi. RIP Thursday happy hour. This was the beginning of my eulogy to food once I found out I was pregnant. Of course there was excitement, but that excitement was also...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2016
Have you ever watched "Degrassi: The Next Generation"? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. I remember an episode where Emma does a science project on how food, specifically “healthy” foods,...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Earth’s most popular medium of life has recently experienced exponential growth in options at the grocery store. Sparkling, tonic, seltzer … there are likely a dozen more versions of H2O, but how do...

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