The following is a list of International Food Information Council Foundation resources pertaining to weight management.
Providing healthy meals that your family will eat and finding time to be active can be a challenge. Your
eating and activity choices are important to your overall health.
Low-calorie sweeteners (also sometimes referred to as artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes)provide consumers with a broad selection of safe, low-calorie, good-tasting foods, and offer a sweet alternative for people with diabetes (as well as those with a sweet tooth). They can also play a role in a weight management plan that incorporates healthful food choices and regular exercise.
Many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose or maintain their weight. However, low-calorie sweeteners such as stevia sweeteners offer a way to reduce calories in sweet tasting foods and beverages, which may help you manage your weight. They also offer a way for people with diabetes to decrease overall carbohydrate intake.
No time for breakfast? If so, you or your family are missing out on the many benefits of eating the morning meal. Check out the three quick and easy solutions below plus a full menu of speedy, nutritious—and simply delicious—breakfasts the whole family will love.
Breakfast. Research shows that many of us believe that it’s the most important meal of the day—and there is plenty of science to support it. Still, more than half of us do not eat breakfast everyday. Learn about the long-standing and latest reasons to enjoy the morning meal.
Low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are ingredients added to food to provide sweetness without adding a significant amount of calories. Low-calorie sweeteners have been the subject of extensive scientific research looking at a variety of health conditions, including weight.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) convened many of the brightest minds in nutrition and physical activity communications, behavior, and policy to engage in a critical analysis of challenges and experiences in communicating the calorie balance equation to consumers. The experts have experience with program development and implementation, making them well-equipped to provide practical advice on facilitating behavioral change toward achieving calorie balance.
For all Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians Registered, the LIVE, “IFIC Foundation 2011 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition and Health” webinar is approved for 1.5 CPEs. The LIVE Cook it Safe: Practical Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Illness webinar is approved for 1 CPE.
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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?