nutrition

Article | Feb 11 2015
IFIC Foundation resources related to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA): Questions and Answers About the Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2015 DGA infographic Dietary Guidelines: The Quinquennial Quest Is Change Afoot for the 2015...
Blog entry | Jan 29 2015
You probably thought you could escape all of the “Deflategate” drama surrounding the Super Bowl by reading a food and nutrition blog. I’m sorry to say you can’t even escape it here, because believe it or not, it's relevant to the nutrition world!...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2015
Does having access to unlimited information make it easier for consumers to be informed or does it lead to more confusion? There's persuasive evidence that it leads to confusion. In the IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey, three out of four...
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Article | Nov 18 2014
Protein is a “hot topic” in the news and there is plenty of scientific research on the benefits of protein to warrant the attention. Dietary protein plays a key role in weight management, muscle building, appetite control, and preventing loss of...
Blog entry | Oct 31 2014
With food trends constantly changing, there’s always something new on the horizon.  Is seems like the focus recently has been on kale, quinoa, and Greek yogurt but new foods are making their way into mainstream diets.  Often times chefs, “foodies”,...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Can a single number sum up your food? EWG’s latest food database aims high, falls short (Washington, D.C., October 27, 2014) — Making food information accessible, clear, and easy to understand is a great goal that many of us in the nutrition and...
Article | Oct 15 2014
Scientists and consumers alike are asking, “What is the deal with fat?” Research has confirmed that the type of fat we eat is more important than how much we eat. But which fats are the healthiest? And we eat food, not just fats—so what should we...
Blog entry | Oct 15 2014
On Friday, the team here at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation visited Food & Friends, a DC-area nonprofit that prepares and delivers specialized meals and groceries (in conjunction with nutrition counseling) to men,...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2014
Packaged foods, also referred to as processed foods, have been getting a bad rap for a while now. It seems every day that there are new fad diets or guidance that encourages us to avoid all processed foods. "Processed" may be the new four-letter...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
I'm a sports fan. Let me rephrase that. I'm fanatical about sports: all sports. I'm also a registered dietitian. So you can imagine my intrigue when I saw the commercial for this fall's season of The Biggest Loser. This season, the show's...

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