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 »
“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 »
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 »
Food colors perform a variety of functions in foods and beverages. Yet, despite their careful regulation by federal authorities and history of safe use, claims continue to be made linking food colors to hyperactivity in children. This document serves as a guide to common questions about food colors, including what they are, how and why they are used, and how they are regulated for safe use in the United States.
What you need to know about the safety of the U.S. food supply, following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency in Japan.
Having a healthy heart begins with knowledge. According to the American Heart Association, one out of every three people in the U.S. is affected by heart-related diseases. The major risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess weight. In addition to working with a health professional, you can also take action to minimize these risk factors by making dietary changes and adding physical activity into your daily routine.
In April 2002, researchers at the Swedish National Food Administration and Stockholm University reported research that detected trace levels of the chemical acrylamide in some baked and fried foods. These findings raised concerns due to the known toxicity of acrylamide at much higher doses than seen in foods. The research, currently under review by several world health organizations and scientists, has focused the attention of the food industry on a global scale since then. Food agencies from
From helping you stay full longer to contributing to a healthy body weight, foods and beverages can provide benefits beyond basic nutrition, and helping you manage your weight is one of these benefits.
By: Marcia Greenblum, MS, RDN Date: 3/7/14
By: Laurie Hainley, Virginia TechDietetic Intern Date: 2/12/14
Editor's note, February 2014. more »
What do eating and the Olympics have in common? Culture and cultural competence. more »
Searching Google, you may see as many as 903 million diet-related results come up. Of particular int more »
To celebrate National Nutrition Month and the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the IFIC Foundation filmed our very own taste test challenge. Take a look, think you would have passed?