Sometimes it seems like a food or nutrition study that comes out today contradicts one that came out the day before. Consumers are confused about what to believe, and rightly so. But not all science is created equal. Find out how to look beyond the headline-grabbing claims and judge the science for yourself.

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Blog entry | Jun 18 2015
Almost 6 in 10 Americans rate themselves as either in very good or excellent health, but over half of the Americans who rated themselves as either in very good or excellent health are overweight or obese. What's more, many people who are currently...
Press Release | Jun 12 2015
(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015) — Nutrition facts labels will soon have a whole new look, but concerns are emerging about how consumers will interpret and apply them. Consumer research by the International Food Information Council (IFIC)...
Blog entry | Jun 09 2015
As I dietetic intern preparing for my RD exam this summer, I was excited to participate in the Food and Health Survey Webinar on June 3, 2015.  We typically generalize what we think Americans want to hear about their health, but some of the data can...
Continuing Professional Education | May 31 2015
On Wednesday, June 3, from 2 - 3 pm ET, we held the 2015 Food & Health Survey Webcast for Health and Wellness Professionals. Stay tuned for a webinar recording on this page! We discussed: Do Americans perceptions of their own health match up...
Blog entry | May 26 2015
How do Americans prioritize their health? Check out the consumer survey data! See how Americans would use extra time and extra money, and how much time they spend on their meals.   Find out more about the 2015 Food & Health Survey here.
Data & Survey | May 08 2015
The 2015 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, marks the 10th anniversary of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. The survey, commissioned by the International Food...
Press Release | Mar 25 2015
(Washington, D.C.) -  International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA provided oral comments today on the “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary...
Press Release | Mar 24 2015
Thank you for the opportunity to offer comments today. My name is Marianne Smith Edge, and I’m the senior vice president for nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation. We’re a nonprofit organization with a...
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
Originally posted Feb. 12, 2015 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that the genetically engineered apples are "as safe and nutritious" as their conventional counterparts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health...
Blog entry | Mar 17 2015
Why do we eat the way that we do? When thinking about how to manage your weight, do you ever wonder why some advice is easy to follow, yet other times you struggle to make lasting changes? You swear off snacks for a week but then see someone...

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