Food Insight's blog

Working in Harmony

By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD  Date: 5/7/10

International Opportunities for the "Let's Move" Campaign

By: Kimberly Reed, International Food Information Council Foundation Executive Director   Date: May 4, 2010

Aging with Grace....Tips for Strength and Good Health

By: Marianne Smith Edge, MS,RD,LD   Date: 5/4/10

Getting to the Heart of IOM's Sodium Recommendations

By: Kris Sollid, RD   Date: 4/30/10

Food and Health at the Health Journalism Conference

By: Eric Mittenthal   Date: 4/29/10

A Spoonful of Science on Sugar

By: Ann Bouchoux   Date: 4/27/10

Did you know that research has shown no direct link between moderate consumption of sugars and serious disease or obesity?  Did you know studies have shown that there's no discernable difference between the way HFCS and table sugar are metabolized in the body?

Is there Enough "Earth" to Go Around?

By: Lindsey Loving   Date: 4/22/10

Today is "Earth Day" - a day dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of our planet, and all that it provides for us. Many people recognize this day by planting a tree, using mass transportation to get to work instead of driving, or switching to energy-efficient light bulbs in their homes.

But what evokes Earth Day for me is in the very word "Earth", which is literally the soil we walk upon, and which fertilizes the seeds that grow the food that feeds the world.

Food is Safer and More Accessible Today than in the Past, Thanks to Modern Food Production

By: Lindsey Loving   Date: 4/21/10

With an increasing focus in recent years on nutrition and health has come a greater interest in where our food comes from and how it is produced. And, along with this increased interest have come concerns and misperceptions about the safety and health of our food supply and the food production process, which have been perpetuated in the media and in popular books and movies. 

Are Americans Sodium Savvy? IFIC Takes a Look

Note: This blog post originally ran on 12/2/09.  With today's release of the IOM Report on strategies to reduce sodium intake, we felt that it's important to highlight what consumers think about sodium in their diet. 

A Cornucopia of Changes Abound with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee Report

By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date: 4/19/10

For more than a year and a half my colleagues and I at the International Food Information Council have hunkered down for two day intervals to listen to the deliberations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. The most recent deliberations were held last Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13-14th.