NEWS BITE: FACTS Network Aims to Correct Food and Health Misinformation
Have you ever gotten the feeling that many of today’s conversations around food and nutrition are more than a little one-sided and usually negative? IFIC Foundation recently looked into the volume and tone of conversations online and in the news media and found that it’s more than just a hunch. By many measures, the dialogue about food has indeed become more alarmist, negative, and often lacking in factual information and context.
For this reason and many others, this summer the IFIC Foundation has launched its brand new “FACTS” network. FACTS, which stands for “Food Advocates Communicating Through Science,” will combat the growing tide of deceptive headlines, misleading statistics, and alarmist tactics that define how much of today’s food and nutrition information is shared. It will serve as a place for global, interactive networks to engage and communicate; provide compelling insight and scientific conclusions from experts; correct common misperceptions; and add balance and context to conversations about modern food production, food safety, nutrition, health, and wellness.
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SEPTEMBER 2015: 4 Clever Food Safety Hacks • Hashtags & Hyperbole • Understanding, Evaluating, and Communicating Nutrition, Part I
SUMMER 2015: What's Your Health Worth?, EXPO Milano 2015, "Single Study Syndrome"
MAY 2015: Future of Food (EXPO Milano), Grilling Tips, Food & Health Survey Webcast
APRIL 2015: Food & Nutrition Lessons from Mom, Microbiome, Flowers & Food Security
MARCH 2015: Chemophobia, Fitness Trackers, Dietary Guidelines 2015
FEBRUARY 2015: Farming Cocoa for Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate, At the Heart of Fats and Oils
DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015: 2015 Food Trends Forecast, Gluten & Health, Life after PHOs
NOVEMBER 2014: A Very Southern Farm Tour, Diabetes Awareness, Turkey Safety for Thanksgiving
OCTOBER 2014: RDNs for Nutrition Expertise, Nutrition Behavior Profiles, Fall Food Days
SEPTEMBER 2014: Food Safety Month, Physical Activity & Obesity, Using Video for Education
AUGUST 2014: Back-to-School Nutrition, Pesticide & Health, Sustainable Nutrition
JULY 2014: Perceptions of Food Technology, Millennial Food Preferences, Introducing the FACTS Network
MAY/JUNE 2014: Food & Health Survey, Produce Safety, Summer Grilling Tips
APRIL 2014: ASN & Processed Food, "Banned Ingredients"
MARCH 2014: Nutrition is in Bloom - Changes to the NFP, Nutrient Adequacy, Trans Fat Q&A