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,...
Blog entry | Dec 20 2016
Throughout 2016, the IFIC Foundation has brought you the scoop on all things food. Let’s take a look back at our top posts from the year (based on the total number of views):   New Dietary Guidelines: What Changed & What Stayed the Same When the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines were released in January...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2016
“Don’t eat raw cookie dough or you’ll get salmonella,” is something my mom consistently told me growing up, and I’m sure you have probably heard that too at one point or another. Most people are familiar with Salmonella and E. coli, but there are numerous other foodborne illnesses that aren’t as well...
Blog entry | Dec 15 2016
Back in December of 2015, we made some predictions on what 2016 would bring in terms of food trends. A lot of people try their luck at pinpointing the next big thing in food when the New Year is looming. But I wanted to take things a step further to see if our predictions stacked up.   To do this, I took...
Blog entry | Dec 14 2016
Being a nutrition major, dietetic intern, and someone who must eat to survive (hey, that’s you too), it’s safe to say that food is a huge part of my life. I also love the holidays and gift giving. Giving food gifts are a perfect way to share my love of nutrition and food with the people in my life. And...
Blog entry | Dec 13 2016
Here at the IFIC Foundation, we like to bust myths and give it to you straight. Well, I’m here today to tell you something that might be shocking to some of our younger viewers...Santa Claus isn’t real. Yes Virginia, there is no jolly man in a red suit who decides what kind of presents you get based on...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
Last year, we featured articles that we published on our partner sites. We thought that we’d do the same this year as a nice way to reflect on our year at FoodInsight. This year, the IFIC Foundation continued its partnerships with Lifehack, Runtastic, and MyFitnessPal, and developed new partnerships with...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
If you pride yourself on being on top of the latest cooking trends, you’ve probably heard of aquafaba. For everyone else, you’re probably wondering if this is an ingredient or some brand of hand cream. Regardless of how immersed you are in food, aquafaba is making headlines in the world of cooking. Let’s...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
The first part of our food security series explained the complexities of this global issue. People are food insecure for many reasons. Populations in war-torn countries often cannot get food in a safe way. Climate change and environmental disasters impact food production. Many just don't have enough...
Blog entry | Dec 08 2016
Modern food production uses various technologies to ensure that our food supply yields safe and environmentally friendly foods. "Genetically engineered" foods, also known as "genetically modified" foods or GMOs, are safe for consumption, and this has been proven repeatedly by scientific research. So what...
Blog entry | Dec 07 2016
B vitamins primarily help our bodies convert food into fuel that we use for energy. While there are eight B vitamins found in foods, we are just going to focus on four: B1, B2, B3, and B9. ("Gaps" in the numbering of B vitamins from 1 to 12 are substances that were discovered but were later not...
Blog entry | Dec 05 2016
Your baby needs only one type of food for the first six months of life. Health organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding, or iron-fortified infant formula, for this first stage. But after that, things can get a little confusing. Many caregivers have questions about the process of starting solids....
Blog entry | Dec 01 2016
Click Here to Download the Fact Sheet Few topics in nutrition have received more attention in recent years than sugars and added sugars. The role of sugars in food, how much sugar we should eat, and the impact of sugars on health are important questions that nutrition experts have researched for decades...

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