Blog entry | Nov 15 2018
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, families travel far and wide to be together and share a great meal. As we make our menu lists and prep our kitchens for the big feast to come, we may often...
Blog entry | Sep 26 2018
In 2017, the American consumer averaged 1.5 grocery shopping trips per week.  While most of us focus a lot on the taste and price of our food, we might also stop to think for a moment about how the...
Blog entry | Sep 25 2018
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...
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 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 | Jul 12 2018
Food safety is often top-of-mind for consumers when making food purchases in stores and restaurants. Some of us are even proactive in our safety efforts by following news of food recalls and...
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 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 | May 24 2018
According to experts, advocates and the CDC, food allergies are a public health concern and are seemingly on the rise.  But what might be the cause? Have social media and the internet fooled too many...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2018
I have a love-hate relationship with the internet. On the one hand, it’s a great place to learn how to fix a hem, Scrabble-certified words with Z and X, and the capital of Malta. Unless you know...
Blog entry | Apr 09 2018
Have you heard the hype about eating organic fruits and vegetables as opposed to conventionally grown ones? Well, if you have not, you’re one of the lucky ones. If it’s not an odd social media post,...
Blog entry | Apr 05 2018
Old McDonald might be surprised to see the way farms have evolved over the years. For decades, farmers have taken many strides to adapt to availability of natural resources, enhance sustainable...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2018
Fad diets are everywhere, and it seems like they’ve been around forever. Some come with a very strict list of what you can eat, and some are more lax. Some of them seem somewhat realistic, while...

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