Blog entry | Nov 24 2014
Tis the season for gathering with family and reminding your loved ones through presents (or maybe just hugs) how important they are in your life. While in the warmth of holiday happiness, this may be...
Blog entry | Oct 31 2014
Looking Back at the “Health Reality” Campaign, and Looking Forward to Your Behavior Change This month, we introduced three consumer profiles corresponding with stages along the behavior change...
Blog entry | Oct 31 2014
With food trends constantly changing, there’s always something new on the horizon.  Is seems like the focus recently has been on kale, quinoa, and Greek yogurt but new foods are making their way into...
Continuing Professional Education | Oct 31 2014
What are the Influencers that Impact How & Why People Eat? New Research Insights Presented by Marla Reicks, PhD, RD and Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA Date: November 18, 2014Time: 11 am –...
Blog entry | Oct 29 2014
Maybe you are dressing up like a caveman for Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat like one.  Lately the ghost of ancient diets have been getting resurrected in modern meals, but is there...
Blog entry | Oct 29 2014
Kris Sollid, RD, Associate Director, Nutrients and Colleen Abbott, MS, Dietetic Intern, University of Maryland, College Park. When most people hear the phrase “coconut oil” their mind turns to the...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2014
Database ≠ Science One thing that we’ve seen popping up in the public food consciousness is databases: databases of ingredients, calories, nutrients, you name it. While we’re excited to see such an...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Can a single number sum up your food? EWG’s latest food database aims high, falls short (Washington, D.C., October 27, 2014) — Making food information accessible, clear, and easy to understand is a...
Blog entry | Oct 24 2014
Use of Low-Calorie Sweeteners by the Nation’s “Biggest Losers”: Members of the National Weight Control Registry Drop Pounds and Keep Them Off Chandler Ray, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern...
Article | Oct 16 2014
Millennials and Food
This report presents the results of six focus groups with Millennials about their nutrition knowledge and behavior. The main objective was to gain an understanding of Millennials’ current eating...
Blog entry | Oct 16 2014
We love to see key nutrients like protein get some time in the spotlight, but Buzzfeed’s latest nutrition listicle is showing that not everyone with a set of GIFs is qualified to give health advice...
Article | Oct 15 2014
Scientists and consumers alike are asking, “What is the deal with fat?” Research has confirmed that the type of fat we eat is more important than how much we eat. But which fats are the healthiest?...
Blog entry | Oct 15 2014
On Friday, the team here at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation visited Food & Friends, a DC-area nonprofit that prepares and delivers specialized meals and groceries (in...
Article | Oct 09 2014
Will you be at the annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) October 18-21? If so, we can't wait to connect with you in Atlanta! Here is a quick...
Press Release | Oct 06 2014
What’s Your Health Reality? 2014 Food and Health Survey Paints Varying Portraits of Consumers on the Path to Dietary Behavior Change (Washington, D.C., October 6, 2014) — Have you ever wondered how...
Blog entry | Oct 06 2014
American Health Idol: 'Health Reality' Profile Series Pt. 3 This month, we are highlighting three behavior change profiles identified in the IFIC Foundation 2014 Food & Health Survey. Earlier...
Blog entry | Oct 06 2014
Health Apprentices: 'Health Reality' Profile Series Pt. 2 This month, we are highlighting three behavior change profiles identified in the IFIC Foundation 2014 Food & Health Survey. Earlier...
Blog entry | Oct 06 2014
Health Survivors: 'Health Reality' Profile Series Pt. 1 This month, we are highlighting three behavior change profiles identified in the IFIC Foundation 2014 Food & Health Survey. Earlier this...
Article | Oct 06 2014
If your eating and health behaviors were part of a TV reality show, what type of contestant would you be: an American Health Idol, a Health Apprentice, or a Health Survivor? Take the quiz to find out...
Event | Sep 23 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1-2pm EDT   Presenters   Jason Pelzel, MPH, RD IFIC Foundation Martin Binks, Phd Texas Tech University Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD, FAND  Rutgers...
Data & Survey | Sep 23 2014
If your eating and health behaviors were part of a TV reality show, what type of contestant would you be: an American Health Idol, a Health Apprentice, or a Health Survivor? New findings from the...
Blog entry | Sep 18 2014
Here we go again. Researchers with a study of dubious relevance and so-so design said "jump," and many media said "how high?" Now, please bear with me here. This is a rather long post, but it's an...
Article | Sep 17 2014
News Background from the IFIC Foundation September 17, 2014 – A study published today in the journal Nature suggesting an adverse impact of low-calorie sweeteners (also commonly referred to as non-...
Press Release | Sep 10 2014
Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2014) — Is it possible for experts from the leading nutrition and sport medicine professional organizations to come to consensus on how to strategically address obesity?...
Blog entry | Sep 05 2014
When my kids were starting the school year, I was always filled with anticipation for them to gain knowledge. But each new school year is about more than academic education (though that’s very...
Blog entry | Sep 03 2014
When I sit down to watch the Packers and Seahawks tonight, I’m betting I won’t be a model of nutritional excellence. In fact, during football season, Sundays rank at the top of my (mostly sensible)...
Blog entry | Sep 02 2014
Staff of the Grain Foods Foundation, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @GrainFoods   Can you believe September is here again? With the annual return to the fall routine, we could all use a little...
Media | Aug 29 2014
Kris Sollid, RD and Brittany Mountjoy speak with Liz Caselli-Mechael about tips on packing a lunch that's nutritious, fun to eat, and safe for kids during the back-to-school season. 
Blog entry | Aug 29 2014
Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, President of the National Dairy Council, Dietary Guidelines Alliance Member, @JeanRagalieRD What does back-to-school time mean for most families? Jam-packed schedules and...
Article | Aug 29 2014
September 9, 2014, 2:00-3:00 pm ET A joint webcast presented by: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Dietary Guidelines Alliance Cooperative Extension Service  and the International Food...

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