Blog entry | Jan 12 2017
It only took two weeks into 2017 to have splashy, click bait headlines from a new study, generating a swirl of confusion about food.  Even more troubling is the complete disregard of the important findings in Pascual, et al.'s study, published in Nature.  This study was the first to link a specific...
Blog entry | Jan 11 2017
New Year, new superfood! And this year, we’re discussing the super green food spirulina. What’s spirulina, you ask? It’s a blue-green algae that grows in the ocean and has been used as a nutritional supplement in recent years. Along with its nutritional benefits, there are other super(inflated) claims...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2017
January is usually filled with optimism. But this year, not so much. No, I’m not talking about politics, but I am talking about a new perspective recently published online in PLoS Medicine in which the authors campaign hard against consuming low-calorie sweetened beverages (LCSBs). According to the...
Blog entry | Jan 09 2017
One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to reduce my food waste. Last year, I bought a pound of chicken, only to leave it in the refrigerator for a week before I could figure out how I wanted to cook it. After that, well … the chicken was no longer safe to eat. I had a tendency to do this with meat...
Blog entry | Jan 06 2017
Last year, a few of us here at the IFIC Foundation shared with you our New Year’s resolutions. Let’s check in to see how we did last year and make some new goals for 2017! Megan Meyer, PhD: In 2016 I made an early effort to step away from my desk and get outside for about 15 minutes a few times a week....
Press Release | Jan 05 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Consumer interest in protein, sustainability, and functional foods, along with breakthrough technologies like CRISPR, are among 2017’s top U.S. food and nutrition trends, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Drawing from its in-house survey research...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2017
In case you didn’t hear, it’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you need to lose weight, eat less, work out more and become a “new you.” The New Year always brings countless resolutions surrounding health and fitness, but with that comes the stress of maintaining new (and sometimes ...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2016
A healthy eating style focuses on overall diet quality, proper portion sizes and can include added sugars within recommended amounts. Eating fruit is an important part of building a healthy eating style. Whether it’s canned, dried, fresh or frozen, eating fruit in all forms contributes to good health....
Blog entry | Dec 30 2016
Ever hear that natural sugars are better for you? Or that they have vitamins and minerals, so they’re healthier? There’s a lot of misinformation about natural sugars, but at their very core, they are made up of the same stuff as granulated, white table sugar. The biggest misconception is that natural...
Blog entry | Dec 28 2016
If you came across a book or article about diet and nutrition called “You’re Doing Everything Right,” you probably wouldn’t read it, would you?  Sadly, when it comes to food and health, readers love the simplicity of a good, quick fix, regardless of whether there is any real science behind the story....
Blog entry | Dec 27 2016
Daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere are at their shortest of the year. The temperature is beginning to drop, and Netflix recently added its new December lineup of TV shows and movies. The conditions are just right for the perfect binge watch. It's great to spend a day catching up on your favorite...
Blog entry | Dec 27 2016
The other night I was watching "Seinfeld." This isn’t really any different than any other night because I watch "Seinfeld" most nights; it is, after all, one of my favorite shows. But this episode was different, I hadn’t watched it since I was a kid, when I would sit in the living room with my mother...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2016
The saying “having your cake and eating it too” resonates with many people—of course we all want to be able to eat our cake! You also don’t want the cake to make you sick, right?! Getting sick from eating or drinking contaminated foods or beverages is something that all of us want to avoid as we enjoy...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2016
This year, the FACTS network had a lot of health advice to debunk and poor studies to evaluate. While we had over 50 blog posts on common misconceptions about food, nutrition, and agriculture, these 7 were our most popular. Fast Take: Sucralose & Health Another sour study on low-calorie sweeteners,...

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