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In 2017, the IFIC Foundation provided cream of the crop insight into all things food. As the year comes to a close, we look back on some of our most popular posts of the year. 1. A Nutrition Showdown: Canned Green Beans vs. Fresh Green Beans It’s the showdown of the year. When it comes to canned...
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Imagine all the food in your fridge and cupboards right now. How much of it is likely to end up the trash? Recent estimates suggest that about 30 - 40% of the food we produce in America goes to waste. This heaping pile of food waste represents a loss of food, natural resources, and energy. It also...
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Every day, we at the IFIC Foundation are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our series "Better Know a Dietitian" (or an expert in nutrition, food safety, or agriculture), we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you...
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Welcome to the third installment of Food Insight’s Build Your Own Series! We are excited to share simple but tasty ways to spice up the healthiness of your favorite foods. Next up is Trail Mix -- the portable option that’s perfect for any adventure. If you’re new to trail mix or just want to find...
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After moving to Washington, D.C., I quickly learned that a favorite weekend pastime of Washingtonians is brunch. While I’d like to consider myself an adventurous person, nine times out of 10 I order the same dish wherever I go. Eggs Benedict is a staple when it comes to brunch, and what makes or...
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It’s mid-December, and you’ve decided to throw a holiday party and invited all your friends. You’ve already done your best to accommodate for everyone’s restrictions (Susan is gluten-free and Richard doesn’t eat red meat). Suddenly, you realize you don’t know what religious dietary rules your...
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Ever thought about all the “travel steps” needed for food to reach your plates? We’re talking about before you buy it in a store or order it off a menu. Many of us want more information about where our food comes from because we want to make educated food choices. This kind of information is also...
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With the holiday season in full swing, the festive e-vites have already flooded your inbox. Whether it’s a party with co-workers, a dinner with friends, or an eventful family gathering, the holidays are a wonderful time to relax and spend time with the people that you care about most. But let’s be...
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We’ve officially (finally) made it to the last few weeks of 2017, and that means that foodies and trend forecasters are busy compiling their lists of food trends to watch for in 2018. While new fads and flavors are cropping up all the time, fermented foods have been perennial favorites of chefs,...
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The thought of maintaining a healthy diet during the holiday season can seem daunting, even to the most seasoned nutrition experts. But one way to ensure you stay on track and eat a well-balanced dinner at your holiday dinners this year is to focus on one main goal: getting a good mix of different...
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A walk into any restaurant, coffee shop or grocery store confirms that there are few foods as versatile as soy. We can sub soy milk in a morning latte, toss tofu in a stir fry for dinner, throw a veggie burger on the grill or enjoy edamame while waiting on sushi. Soy’s presence in our diets has...
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We talk quite a bit about the safety of pesticides and their federally regulated use by farmers to grow both conventional and organic produce. But we thought it would be a good idea take some time to dig deeper on how farmers use naturally occurring substances or biopesticides (biologicals) for...
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Welcome to the second installment of Food Insight’s Build Your Own Series! We are excited to share simple but tasty ways to spice up the healthiness of different foods. Next up is a pasta meal, the versatile, energy-providing option that’s perfect for any time of day. If you’re new to pasta or just...
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After my third year of a PhD program in nutrition science, I was getting pretty used to fielding questions about nutrition from grocery store cashiers, taxi drivers, casual acquaintances, friends, family members, and really anyone else who asked about my career and got an honest answer from me. But...

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