Blog entry | Sep 18 2018
“What did you learn at school today?” As we transition into fall, parents can expect to hear their school day inquiries met with everything from early childhood answers detailing every occurrence to...
Blog entry | Sep 13 2018
As you sip on your morning latte, consider that the consumption of caffeine is rooted in antiquity, dating back to ancient times, shrouded in centuries of myth and legend. When chronicling the...
Blog entry | Sep 13 2018
A new study published in The Lancet is hot off the presses, and the results may surprise you: Higher intake of total dairy (more than two servings of dairy per day) was associated with lower risk...
Blog entry | Sep 07 2018
We might like to think of our gut microbiome as an immobile, somewhat mysterious presence in our gastrointestinal tract. But in reality, these organisms are active, living things—and all living...
Blog entry | Sep 05 2018
The start of the school year is a busy time. New grades, new school supplies and maturing taste buds are a lot to juggle. As a parent, deciding what to pack your child for lunch can be overwhelming,...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2018
Food preservation has been part of just about every culture throughout history. Prior to today’s technology, ancient societies froze meat and seafood in icy climates or dried foods in tropical ones....
Blog entry | Aug 28 2018
Foodborne illness outbreaks and food recalls can cause many of us to think twice about what to buy in our local grocery stores and restaurants. While the United States has one of the safest food...
Blog entry | Aug 23 2018
Plants are finally on-trend. It seems as though everywhere you turn, more and more people are opting for plant-based foods. Research shows that plant-based diets have several benefits, but there’s...
Blog entry | Aug 22 2018
Throughout the intuitive eating series, we’ve talked about why anti-diet is not anti-health, and how intuitive eating can help reduce stress when it comes to making food choices. In this edition, we...
Blog entry | Aug 21 2018
If you read food labels, you’re likely familiar with many of the ingredients in your food. Some ingredients, like sugar, probably get your attention more than others. You may have heard a few myths...
Blog entry | Aug 17 2018
A few weeks ago, I was on Facebook scrolling through my timeline, and a particular post caught my eye. It was a picture of steak with the caption, “Trying the carnivore diet”. A bunch of thoughts ran...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2018
When you think of the word “probiotics”, what comes to mind? A cup of yogurt or a bottle of dietary supplement capsules probably rises to the top, but over the last few years the presence of...
Blog entry | Aug 09 2018
Recently, you may have stopped to wonder if something hazardous is lurking in your salad. Many of us love eating fresh vegetables as a way to reach MyPlate goals, but none of us want to get queasy in...
Blog entry | Aug 08 2018
With pregnancy comes many changes, often including a renewed focus on eating healthfully. In a recent article from The Bump, IFIC’s associate director of nutrition communications Ali Webster, PhD, RD...
Blog entry | Aug 07 2018
Have you noticed updated Nutrition Facts labels in stores yet? If you have, then you’ve seen that they contain added sugars information. For many of our favorite foods and drinks, the new way sugars...

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