Blog entry | Feb 21 2013
By: Marcia Greenblum, M.S., R.D, IFIC Foundation  Date: 2/22/13 There are many perspectives from which one can view the technological changes which have led to our modern food supply. Michael Moss, in his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, chooses the perspective that corporate...
Blog entry | Feb 19 2013
By: Katie Burns, Associate Director of Nutrients and Rachel Paul, Dietetic Intern I don't think many would disagree with me if we said that females are the more empathetic gender. We rely on the kindness and consolation of women who love and nurture their family and friends every day. Yet many women are...
Press Release | Feb 13 2013
(Washington, D.C.) — The results of a three-phase examination of effective behavior-related dietary guidance messages that can be used to assist parents in achieving healthful lifestyles for themselves and their families has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND...
Blog entry | Feb 12 2013
By: Rachel Paul, Dietetic Intern  Date: 2/13/13 Don't feel guilty pampering yourself with a little dark chocolate this February.  Dark chocolate can actually be good for your heart - so why not celebrate this month of Valentines with the perfect sweet!   February marks the 50th anniversary of "Annual...
Blog entry | Feb 10 2013
By: Lindsey Loving Date: 2/11/13   Valentine's Day is fast approaching (Wasn't it just New Year's?!), and overnight the store shelves have become abundant with chocolates, candies, and other "sweets for your Sweet" on this day dedicated to amore. For many, this can seem counter-productive (but...
Blog entry | Feb 05 2013
By: Alex Wahlberg, Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern  Date: 2/6/13 If you've turned on the news in the past few days, you've probably heard about brominated vegetable oil.  A few weeks ago "brominated vegetable oil" wasn't even a word in my vocabulary, but now it's all anyone can talk about.  But what is it...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2013
By: Alex Wahlberg, Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern  Date: 2/4/13 Since the growth of trade, our planet has become more and more interdependent, and nothing shows this more than the development of cuisine. Hundreds of years ago, where you lived dictated what you ate. With the emersion of distinct cultures...
Blog entry | Jan 31 2013
By: Jania Matthews Date: 2/1/13 When you think about hot topics, what comes to mind first? Politics? Entertainment news?  Or perhaps the Super bowl, since it will air Sunday? In each of these topics, discussions often involve some aspect of FOOD! In fact, the topic of food is frequently carries a stand-...

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