Sometimes it seems like a food or nutrition study that comes out today contradicts one that came out the day before. Consumers are confused about what to believe, and rightly so. But not all science is created equal. Find out how to look beyond the headline-grabbing claims and judge the science for yourself.

Blog entry | Jul 01 2015
Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a few things I’ve been eagerly anticipating. My dreams of warmer weather, outdoor activities and summertime celebrations have come true. If you’re...
Blog entry | Jul 01 2015
The latest headlines could definitely make us panic about having the occasional soda. Because we recently dove into both junk science sins and how studies can get distorted in press releases, we knew...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2015
Sixteen years ago, I curled up on the couch with my father and grandfather. We cheered and cheered as Julie Foudy captained the US women’s team to the championship. Now, she’s championing smart...
Blog entry | Jun 25 2015
Get a snapshot on how low-calorie sweeteners can make splurges more sensible for those with diabetes or watching their calories.   How to Make Splurges Sensible from Food Insight   Learn more:...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
It might be frozen blueberries sprinkled on cereal, or steamed broccoli with your dinner. You could pull baby carrots out of your purse, or throw a can of peaches on your yogurt. There are so many...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
We’ve seen some pretty crazy language about farming, pesticides, and our fruit and veggies. From the concrete jungle (we’re based in downtown Washington, D.C.), it can be hard to know what’s really...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2015
Call it the straw that broke the camel’s very, very overwhelmed back. The latest crazy headline driving people away from fruits and vegetables was too much for us. The last couple weeks have been a...
Blog entry | Jun 22 2015
When you see a headline touting exaggerated or unsupported claims, it’s easy to blame the media. While media can be one part of the problem, there are other parts of the process in play....
Blog entry | Jun 22 2015
The word of cod. The gospel of tofu. The dogma of soy. Finally, the 2015 Food and Health Survey has shed light on what Americans think about all things protein (and plenty of other food issues too...
Blog entry | Jun 18 2015
Before we begin, there is something I need to disclose: I am a scientist by training and received my PhD in microbiology and immunology, centered on nutritional immunology. Whew! Real science...
Blog entry | Jun 18 2015
Almost 6 in 10 Americans rate themselves as either in very good or excellent health, but over half of the Americans who rated themselves as either in very good or excellent health are overweight or...
Media | Jun 17 2015
Let’s assume you are one of the 85 percent of Americans who consume caffeine every day. Once you’ve armed yourself with some basic facts, it isn’t difficult to make sure that your daily buzz is part...
Press Release | Jun 16 2015
Background Information on Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils As you might already be aware, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final ruling (June 16, 2015) on their previous...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2015
Dads of the world, your special day is approaching. This means that the time is coming to reflect on years of life, love and, of course, our favorite “dad-isms.” We’ve all heard our fair share of, “...
Press Release | Jun 12 2015
(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015) — Nutrition facts labels will soon have a whole new look, but concerns are emerging about how consumers will interpret and apply them. Consumer research by the...

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