Blog entry | Feb 14 2017
In honor of American Heart Month and National Snack Foods Month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the best snack foods that also support heart health. So get ready to snack your heart out! Nuts: Nuts are chock-full of healthy fats such as mono- and polyunsaturated fats....
Blog entry | Feb 09 2017
Planning on dining out this Valentine's Day? Then you might want to make your reservations posthaste: The annual day of love is also the second-busiest day of the year for restaurants. (The busiest? Mother's Day.) Let's face it, though. There are plenty of restaurant-worthy occasions all year long—not...
Press Release | Feb 09 2017
(Dover, Del., Feb. 9, 2017)— International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation President Kimberly Reed gave the opening keynote at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference today in Dover, Del., which had nearly 200 attendees from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2017
I am woman, hear me roar … about science! If you haven’t heard, women are pioneers in the world of science. To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to shine a light on some women we see continuing this great legacy, enhancing our scientific world, and positively...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
If you haven’t heard of the 80/20 diet, it’s a pretty simple concept. Eat healthy at least 80 percent of the time, and allow discretionary or “cheat” foods 20 percent of the time. Many diet trends are marked by extreme restrictions and strict recommendations on foods to eat or avoid. But this trendy diet...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
Oils play a very important role in food ingredients: They enhance flavor, improve texture, keep food moist, and enhance the absorption of key nutrients. Oils, like olive and canola, are good sources of unsaturated fats that have been shown to support heart health. Additionally, other oils, like palm oil...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
I’m sure it’s no surprise that incorporating fruits and vegetables is a great way to establish a healthy eating style. In fact, nearly nine in 10 (88 percent) of Americans agree that consuming fruits and vegetables is an important part of maintaining a healthy eating style. However, fewer than one in 10...
Article | Feb 06 2017
Food Safety: A Communicator's Guide to Improving Understanding has been translated into additional languages.  MandarinChinese(中文) Click here to download the PDF Back to the English Version
Press Release | Feb 06 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has announced two new members of its Board of Trustees. Timothy Sellnow, PhD, is a professor at the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on bioterrorism, pre-crisis...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2017
Fad diets and iffy scientific studies occupy so much of the dialogue around food and nutrition issues that it can be easy to lose sight of the things that really count the most—the ones that are truly matters of life and death. Did you know that about 3,000 Americans die every year from foodborne...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2017
Oh, the Big Gamel. People enjoy the game for many reasons. Some want to watch their team win the grand prize of professional football. Others watch in order to partake in the greatest debate of our time: “Who had the best Super Bowl commercial?” And then some just want to eat yummy food. No matter what...
Blog entry | Feb 01 2017
It may be cold, but many crops survive the chilly nights to produce some of my favorite fruits and vegetables out of the year. From delicious butternut squash and sweet clementines to crunchy kale, these seasonal fruits and vegetables offer a myriad of nutritional benefits. Kale Kale may be the healthy...
Blog entry | Jan 31 2017
It is no secret that consumers are expanding their palates to include foods from around the world. Last year, Google reported that international cuisine is a hot search topic and consumers are eager to “travel through taste.” Not only that, they are interested in the health benefits from these foods....
Blog entry | Jan 26 2017
Mindful eating is a great way to enhance any dietary pattern and it allows you to enjoy and appreciate the foods you are already eat. But how hard is it to eat mindfully? To find out, we challenged ourselves to mindfully eat for as little as one meal or up to 24 hours. How did we do? Here is our take on...

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