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 University   What strategies can health professional use to empower consumers to change their diet and physical...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Jennie Schmidt, @FarmGirlJen Odd title, I know, but I think you will get the gist of what I’m talking about… food safety! I have to say, I have never walked into a grocery store, farm stand or farmer’s market and felt concerned about whether or not the food I’m looking to buy is safe. The one thing that...
Event | Sep 19 2014
We invite you to join us for FDLI’s Food Advertising: Claims, Litigation, and Strategies Conference in New York on October 8th. This conference will address the current advertising and litigation issues, including advertising to children, food defamation, and strategies for handling class actions in the...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Tony Flood & Brittany Mountjoy “This is an important public health issue that requires the combined forces of both the human medical, veterinary, food industry and pharmaceutical industry to resolve – recognizing that it is clearly a one health issue that crosses multiple areas of interest” Dr. David...
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 important one. The scientific brouhaha du jour involves a study published Sept. 17 in the journal Nature ...
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-nutritive or artificial sweeteners, or sugar substitutes) on blood glucose levels, has many shortcomings...
Artificial sweeteners
Article | Sep 17 2014
Low-calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use in a variety of foods and beverages, ranging from soft drinks to puddings and candies to table-top sweeteners. They are some of the most studied and reviewed food ingredients in the world today and have passed rigorous safety assessments. In the U.S...
Blog entry | Sep 16 2014
The volume of science that's out there on food and nutrition is staggering, and living in a Google-based world is a blessing and a curse. Every time I've had a question about food, I've instantly been able to find dozens of sources...all saying conflicting things. They're constantly telling me 'Ten Cups...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
DATE September 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Add to calendar   LOCATION Twitter   Couldn't participate in the chat? Check out our Storify below! Cooking delicious food for your family is good. Making sure they're safe is even better. Helping parents manage both these efforts at the same time is...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
Amelia Kermis MPH CHES, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from food poisoning illness this year, resulting in roughly 128,000...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
I'm a sports fan. Let me rephrase that. I'm fanatical about sports: all sports. I'm also a registered dietitian. So you can imagine my intrigue when I saw the commercial for this fall's season of The Biggest Loser. This season, the show's contestants are all former elite athletes. Some athletes have...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM EDT Hosted by: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Presenters Jeannie Sneed Professor and Head, Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD Senior Vice President, Nutrition...
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? The answer can be found in a peer-reviewed paper, Energy Balance at a Crossroads: Translating the Science...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
Ever worry about food poisoning, or keeping food safe? Here are 4 simple steps to making sure your food is safe to eat.  Consumer's Guide to Safe Food Handling Infographic from Food Insight The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug...
Blog entry | Sep 08 2014
Whom do you trust on food issues? What's FACTS and how do you use it? Get the quick answers here.

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