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  • Quick Tips to Be Sodium Savvy 8/17/2009 4:14:37 PM

    Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet.more »

  • Background on Functional Foods 8/11/2011

    “Functional Foods” are foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. You can take greater control of your health through the food choices you make, knowing that some foods can provide specific health benefits. Examples can include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fortified or enhanced foods and beverages, and some dietary supplements.more »

  • Questions and Answers About Bisphenol-A (BPA) 6/5/2013

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins. These resins are used in some food packaging materials, such as the lining inside metal-based food and beverage cans, coatings on metal closures / lids for glass jars, reusable plastic containers for food and beverages and tableware.more »

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  • Fact Sheet: Common Food Production Practices and Their Unique Contributions to the Food Supply

    Increased interest in where our food comes from has led to more frequent use of common food production terms. Often, confusion reigns over the true meaning of these terms, which can lead to misinformed conclusions about the benefits of one type of food production versus another.

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  • The European E. coli Outbreak: What’s Known, What to Do about It, and Helpful Resources on Food Safety

    Over the past few weeks, there has been increasing attention on the current E. coli outbreak in Europe as the numbers of those affected continue to increase. Questions remain about the source of this outbreak, the unfamiliar strain of E. coli (STEC O104:H4), the number and reach of those infected, and how to stop the spread of contamination and unfortunate illnesses. Read on to learn more on how you can best protect yourself and your family.

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  • Questions and Answers About the Dietary Guidelines For Americans

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA), as mandated by Congress. The goal of the Dietary Guidelines is to provide science-based nutrition and food safety recommendations for people two years and older to help promote habits that maximize good health and reduce the risk for chronic disease. These recommendations serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition policy.

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  • Questions and Answers About Energy Drinks and Health

    Energy drinks have been increasing in popularity, especially among teens and children. Due to several articles in the media about negative health effects experienced by people who consumed too many energy drinks, some parents and school personnel have become concerned about their growing popularity specifically among teens and children.

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  • Sugars: 10 Facts You May Not Know

    Sugar or dietary sugars have been under scrutiny for years. Sugars have been blamed for causing everything from cavities to obesity and a lot of conditions in between.

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