Blog entry | Jun 22 2018
Snacking is a fact of life for most of us. Research shows that, in America, about 25 percent of our daily calories come from snacks. Despite their ubiquity, snacks have developed a bit of a bad rap....
Blog entry | Jun 21 2018
What makes you pick one type of cereal, juice, bread or milk over another while you are shopping? Purchases we make can be influenced by a variety of factors, with some having more influence than...
Blog entry | Jun 20 2018
When you were a kid, chances are you played with little plastic food items and maybe even tried to take a bite every once in a while.  Now that you are an adult, you may have heard that there could...
Blog entry | Jun 19 2018
Lectin is a naturally occurring protein found in beans, legumes, whole grains and even some vegetables. Recently, lectin spent some time in the spotlight after a being discussed in a popular book...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2018
Ever notice how fruit and vegetable stands or freezer aisles in grocery stores can be such a “mixed bag?” Many of us can buy everything from apples and avocados to yams and zucchini all year long. In...
Blog entry | Jun 14 2018
One-third of people are dieting—counting, measuring and potentially overthinking their food choices. But what if I told you there were other options—alternatives that didn’t require you to spend...
Press Release | Jun 13 2018
Download Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than two-thirds of older adults are managing more than one chronic disease. Despite this rising trend, adults today are...
Blog entry | Jun 12 2018
For most of us, snacking is a fact of life. Whether we’re eating an apple at our desks or polishing off a box of popcorn at the movies, snacks can run the gamut from healthy sources of nutrients to...
Blog entry | Jun 08 2018
As both a food-loving and food-phobic society, Americans have a tendency to obsess over certain foods and diet trends—vilifying them after they lose their allure and championing them anew when they...
Blog entry | Jun 07 2018
Tamika Sims, PhD recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by California Ag Today, the largest ag-focused radio network covering California agricultural news, to talk more about the IFIC...
Blog entry | Jun 06 2018
As humans, we want to make sense of our decisions, habits and surroundings. And it’s clear we’re a well-intended group of people, with one-third of us adopting an eating pattern last year, most of...
Blog entry | Jun 05 2018
We’re back again with another edition of Gut Check, our series on the relationship between food and the gut microbiome. So far, we’ve taken a closer look at how whole grains, fiber, and fermented...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2018
What’s your vision of the perfect family meal? Maybe it’s having dinner on the table by five o’clock a few times a week. Maybe it’s hoping for the entire family to be seated at the dinner table at...
Blog entry | May 31 2018
A new study from Finland is adding fuel to the food tribe debate, and protein enthusiasts may not like the headlines this study is generating. Given the popularity of diets skewing higher in protein...
Blog entry | May 30 2018
The Nordic diet highlights the local, seasonal and nutritious foods from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It’s quite similar to the Mediterranean diet in that it emphasizes whole grains...

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