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Gut Check: Prebiotics and Probiotics [INFOGRAPHIC]

We hear so much about eating to improve our “gut health.” These conversations almost always involve a discussion about foods that contain prebiotics and probiotics. But what exactly are they? Where can we find them? And do they really benefit our health? Read on for the details.

Newsbite: Chocolate Is Good For You: A Sweet Truth or a Bitter Lie?

Imagine this: You’re browsing the internet and you come across an article saying that chocolate, your favorite sweet treat, is actually good for you. Is this information just another case of junk science that’s too good to be true? Not quite: This claim is based on science that says a small amount of chocolate each day may help prevent cognitive decline. A recent review article discussed on Martha Stewart may be the answer to all of your chocolate dreams.

Report Summary “Clean Label Values among Millennials and Generation Z”

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The 2018 report by Modor Intelligence estimates the global clean label market to reach $45.6 billion by 2023, and individuals interested in eating clean will ultimately shape and define what clean eating is all about.

Getting Schooled on Food Safety

Healthy growth and development are among parents’ top priorities as they consider meals to prepare for their children’s school day. For many parents, aiding proper development involves taking necessary precautions to ensure that while their kids are away, they are mindful of food safety habits to prevent foodborne illness.

(Eating) Tools for Success: Whole Grains

“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 adolescent rebuttals of “… nothing.”

Natural vs. Added Caffeine: What’s the Difference?

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 history of caffeine, it’s difficult to separate the apocryphal from fact.

Protein and Muscle Synthesis with Douglas Paddon-Jones [PODCAST]

Protein is one of the three ways we get calories. But it’s much more than that, a fact that research continues to reveal. Among other things, eating enough protein help us feel full longer, and provides other essential vitamins and minerals that can support strong bones and a healthy immune system.

Newsbite: Do As The Greeks Do

If you know me at all, you know the only thing I really want to do in this life: travel the world. I usually find any excuse to ask someone, “So where’s your dream travel destination?” -- because I care but also because I’m hoping I’ll hear a place that’s not already on my list. What’s a place on my top five travel list? Greece. Not just because of the incredible views -- the Greek know how to slow down and enjoy food, good company and all the gifts life can bring. There are 8 things in particular we can learn from this wise group of people.

Carbohydrates with Kris Sollid, RD [PODCAST]

Are carbohydrates your friend or foe? Given all the conflicting information you may be hearing about carbs, sometimes it’s hard to know. The truth is that we need carbohydrates in our diet and that not all carbohydrates (and carbohydrate-containing foods) are created equal. That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them all equally; it just means that some provide more nutrition than others and should be eaten more often.

IFIC Foundation Goes to Boston: What We Learned at Nutrition 2018

The IFIC Foundation’s Ali Webster, PhD, RD, and Alyssa Ardolino, RD, were among the attendees at Nutrition 2018, the American Society for Nutrition’s annual conference. Nutrition 2018 brought together researchers, science communicators, registered dietitians, industry professionals, government employees and journalists to hear about the latest news and scientific developments in nutrition.