Blog entry | Jul 27 2016
Buh bye eggs benny. So long sushi. RIP Thursday happy hour. This was the beginning of my eulogy to food once I found out I was pregnant. Of course there was excitement, but that excitement was also followed by a wave of fear. In terms of food and nutrition, as an RD, I already knew about all the foods I...
Blog entry | Jul 26 2016
The past few months have given me quite a few reasons to break out my I Love GMOs shirt.  First in May, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive 388-page report concluding GMOs are safe for humans and animals to eat. This is the latest report confirming that there is no reason to worry...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2016
A healthy eating pattern is very important during pregnancy. Good nutrition plays a key role in the health of both mother and baby. As a mom-to-be, you have higher nutrient needs than you did before conception. Yet the general principles of good nutrition—variety, balance, and moderation—still apply...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2016
Have you ever watched "Degrassi: The Next Generation"? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. I remember an episode where Emma does a science project on how food, specifically “healthy” foods, can positively impact your body and cognitive function. Her project was flawless, except for one thing … J....
Blog entry | Jul 18 2016
Looking for some easy new recipes to incorporate into your busy life? Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn has created three delicious, healthy recipes that are super simple and can fit into any budget. All of the videos below show how you can make healthy, balanced meals for you and your family using a...
Press Release | Jul 18 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – The ideal presidential candidate is not the only thing Americans have a hard time agreeing on. An ideological rift exists on certain food issues too. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2016 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety,...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Earth’s most popular medium of life has recently experienced exponential growth in options at the grocery store. Sparkling, tonic, seltzer … there are likely a dozen more versions of H2O, but how do they differ from one another? On top of that, there are several extra elements that can drastically change...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Here we go again. Another day, another headline touting questionable science. This time, findings in a study published in Cell Metabolism suggest that consuming sucralose might increase appetite.  This is important because low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) can provide an alternative to caloric sweeteners and...
Blog entry | Jul 13 2016
Get your Pokéballs (and your smartphones) and gear up: Pokémon is back and it’s stronger than ever. Creeping up to popularity levels of apps like Tinder and Twitter, Pokémon Go is bringing out the inner Ash Ketchum of Pokémon lovers all over the world. If you haven’t caught the Pokébug just yet, Pokémon...
Blog entry | Jul 12 2016
Summer is officially here, and for most of us that means fun in the sun. Extended daylight hours and warmer weather make it easier to stay active, but vacations, barbeques, birthday parties and the seemingly endless gatherings of family and friends can make this season a challenging one to maintain...
Blog entry | Jul 11 2016
My take on Try It Tuesday involved cutting all dairy from my diet for the week. Initially, I thought this diet would be a piece of (dairy-free) cake, especially compared to what some of my fellow Food Insighters tried out (ugh, hi, juice cleanse). Turned out that this dairy-free week just wasn’t for me....
Blog entry | Jul 11 2016
Summer is here, and it's time to hit the beach! But before you slather on the sunscreen, what are some easy, healthy snacks that complement this perfect beach weather?  Here are some simple, portable snacks to help keep you cool and energized for a day of fun in the sun. Trail mix with whole-grain cereal...
Blog entry | Jul 08 2016
This year is the Year of the Pulse, and what better way to celebrate than with some roasted lentils! Lentils are a legume, and even further categorized as a pulse, or a legume that only includes the dry seed. Besides lentils, other types of pulses include beans, chickpeas, and dried peas. Lentils are...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2016
Summertime is here, and that means wedding season is in full swing! If you’re a bride or groom in the midst of the planning process, you are probably anticipating all of the things you’ll do together as a married couple. But have you thought about how you will plan on living a healthy lifestyle together...

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