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 »
Of course you want your kids to be healthy. But, like many parents, you might be concerned because it’s sometimes hard to get them to eat right and be physically active. You’re right to be concerned because children with poor eating and physical activity habits are at increased risk for becoming overweight and for future health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
This handy fact sheet presents an overview of the currently approved low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) in the United States.
Gestational diabetes occurs when high blood sugar levels develop during pregnancy. This happens when the mother’s body can’t make and use all of the insulin it needs to “process” blood sugar normally. Women with gestational diabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes at any time after the baby is born if diet is poor and too much weight is gained.
This easy-to-use booklet provides information and checklists for evaluating weight loss programs and helps consumers to choose a safe and effective weight loss method.
Did you know that fats are an important part of a healthful diet? Maybe this surprises you because we often hear advice to cut down on the amount of fat we eat. But when it comes to fats and good health, the keys are to eat enough—but not too much—and to choose the right types of fats. The information and tips here can help you do just that.
By: Catherine Gensler, Food Science Undergraduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Date: 4/15/14
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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?