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FDA Gets "Back to Basics"

By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/22/10

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often mentioned in media articles pertaining to food safety and nutrition, especially if there is a regulatory implication. Have you ever wondered: What exactly does the FDA do? If so, you are in luck!  

Setting Limits on Screen Time

By: Jennifer Schleman   Date: 1/20/10

After hearing so much about today's Kaiser Family Foundation study on kids and their "screen time" habits, I think this bright paper from 2006 is still extremely relevant.

So, what's the big deal?

Manage Your Weight Effectively: Tips from an RD

By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/19/10

The FDA Speaks! An Update on the Safety of BPA

By: Tony Flood   Date: 1/15/10

With the buzz growing about the FDA missing multiple self imposed deadlines on an update about the safety of BPA, the agency responded today to fill us in on its progress.  First and foremost FDA commissioner Peggy Hamburg reiterated that BPA is safe for the general public and people shouldn't be afraid to use bottles or cans made with it. 

Taking Sodium Reduction Into Your Own Hands

By: Ann Bouchoux   Date: 1/14/10

New York City's call for the food industry to reduce sodium by 25 percent in the next five years has dominated the headlines in the food world this week.  Such recommendations are nice, but the great news is that people can take matters into their own hands if they are interested in reducing their sodium intake.

Updating the Nutrition Facts Panel for Today's Consumer

By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD and Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD  Date: 1/12/09

As the saying goes, everything that's old is new again. We are use to seeing this in the world of fashion, where classic silhouettes worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, and Jackie Onassis are re-imagined with modern touches and grace the pages of today's glossy fashion magazines. Surprisingly, the world of nutrition isn't all that different.

The Biggest Loser Season 9: A Fan's Perspective

By: Jania Matthews   Date 1/11/10

Nutrition Frontiers: A Newsletter of the Nutritional Science Research Group, NCI

*Editors Note: Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, we're always on the lookout for strong, science based materials on food and health.  Below is one example put together by experts we work with at the National Cancer Institute.

By: Anu Kaur, MS, RD, National Cancer Institute Nutritional Science Research Fellow   Date: 1/6/09