Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
This weekend, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be going head-to-head at the Super Bowl. The cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., are known for more than just their football talent, mascots and team colors. They also both have tremendous food game. This year’s Meal Match-Up is...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. Here are four easy, quick, and healthful options that are just as delicious. Oatmeal: It’s the one thing I always have in my...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2016
You may think that in order to eat healthfully you need to have expert chef skills and/or have the time everyday to make meals from scratch that are picture-perfect and worthy to be posted on social media. This is not the only option: Packaged foods provide a great alternative to still eat a nutritious,...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2016
Every time we walk into the grocery store, we come face-to-face with a flood of information on food labels. I once spent five minutes reading milk carton labels at the grocery store before an employee saw the look of confusion on my face and offered to help. Who knew there were so many choices when it...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2016
Looking for the “secret” to a healthy diet? The answer may be simpler than you think. Variety and moderation should always be the basis of any healthy meal plan. For more information on how to build a healthy diet, check out our resources: http://www.foodinsight.org/energy-calorie-balance-info http://...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2016
We don’t live in a perfect world. If we did, Beyoncé would headline the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and seven layer nacho dip wouldn’t have any calories. But this year, I’ve “consciously uncoupled” from my unrealistic Super Bowl expectations and decided to give the halftime show (Beyoncé-light...
Blog entry | Feb 01 2016
This week, Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about how food biotechnology can help those in Africa. During the interview, they explained how biotech foods help make crops more resistant to pests, drought, and flooding, and also...
Blog entry | Jan 29 2016
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time for long-stem red roses, dinner reservations at an expensive French restaurant, and the burning desire for love and passion. As you sit down at the restaurant across from your loved one, you make sure to do exactly as a recent article in Cosmopolitan said. You recall...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
I’m not really one for chocolate (I know, crazy), but every so often I get an intense craving for a chocolate milkshake. Of course, I’m also lactose-intolerant … and lactose-free or dairy-free milkshakes are a bit difficult for me to find. So what’s a girl to do? Make them herself. In a blender, I mix...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
According to the 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Philip E. Nelson, “If you teach a person how to process [or package] food, you can feed a village.” But how nutritious would the food in this village be? Most of us are aware that packaged foods offer convenience and cost-effective benefits, but are you...
Blog entry | Jan 27 2016
What many people don’t know is that your fitness performance and what you eat are connected. Your diet can have a huge effect on your exercise. Professional athletes have dietitians who develop their menus during the season - every day is planned down to the last detail. Even though we mere mortals don’t...

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