Diet & Health

Blog entry | Dec 05 2016
Your baby needs only one type of food for the first six months of life. Health organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding, or iron-fortified infant formula, for this first stage. But after that, things can get a little confusing. Many...
Blog entry | Nov 30 2016
When was the last time you ate at home, alone, in a quiet room, with enough time to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace? Can’t remember? Me neither. For most people, dining out and eating on the go are facts of life. But this doesn’t mean we have to...
Blog entry | Nov 29 2016
Everyone loves pizza. In fact, a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that on any given day, 13 percent of Americans over the age of two consumed pizza.  That number dramatically increases for children and younger adults. However,...
Blog entry | Nov 28 2016
When you think of vitamins and minerals, what is the first one that comes to mind? I know for me personally, it’s vitamin C. As an immunologist, it’s the micronutrient I get asked about a ton, especially around cold and flu season. You might see...
Blog entry | Nov 23 2016
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am getting so excited about which recipes my family is going to focus on for our feast. But these days, especially with the focus of the holidays being about indulgence and copious amounts of food, I find...
Blog entry | Nov 22 2016
Loving Those Leftovers "Leftovers are almost my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I love the opportunity to get creative. My family has a real knack for creating unexpected delicacies out of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. The real...
Blog entry | Nov 22 2016
You have probably heard that calcium plays a key role in keeping your bones strong. But did you know that in order to maximize your calcium absorption and function you also need vitamin D? Yup, it’s true! Most of the calcium you eat in food is in...
Blog entry | Nov 16 2016
You’re already planning your activities for school vacations, but are you planning on how to keep your kids eating healthy while they are out of school? Wait. Do breaks from school equal breaks from daily healthy habits? With school breaks for...
Blog entry | Nov 08 2016
Avocado buns, banana soft serve, cauliflower pizza crust. The ABCs, if you will, of healthy foods being transformed to satisfy our cravings for not so healthy foods. I mean, I have tried the “B’ and “C” of that list and found banana soft serve to be...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
Here at FoodInsight.org, we love blogging and sharing educational materials about all things food, nutrition and agriculture. If you are curious to learn even more about the food you eat, check out these seven food bloggers and websites for some...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2016
With cooler temperatures, crisper air, and the return of comfort food, fall has got to be one of my favorite seasons. Another reason why I particularly love this season? Because of fall races, of course! For the past five years or so, I have...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2016
Is there a more discussed topic in food these days than sugar? While sugars can be found naturally in some foods and beverages, they can also be added as ingredients in others. With a revised Nutrition Facts label that will include "added sugars" ...
Blog entry | Nov 01 2016
With lots of milk options out there, remember that soy milk is a candidate that can work for you. It is a complete protein that helps with weight management and muscle growth; it contains calcium for bones and skeletal health; and it has unsaturated...
Blog entry | Oct 28 2016
Want a candidate that everyone can get behind? Chicken is the answer for this election season. Not only is chicken an easy centerpiece for any meal, there are so many different ways to prepare it. Whether roasted on its own, as part of a sandwich or...
Blog entry | Oct 25 2016
Whole grain crackers deserve to be elected as the healthy hero of snack time. Eat whole grain crackers on their own or pair with dips, spreads or proteins like meat and cheese to make easy and delicious snacks. This candidate also happens to come...

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