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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date: 1/28/10 We talk a lot about mindful eating on this blog because it's a concept that resonates with a lot of the health professionals and nutrition communicators here at the IFIC office. However, we recognize that mindful eating can be a hard thing to get your head...
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By: Jennifer Schleman   Date: 1/26/10  Last fall shortly after reading our Putting the BRAT on a Diet post, I came down with the dreaded flu. Not the H1N1 variety, but the good, old-fashioned, upper respiratory influenza. It got me thinking - what could I have done to prepare myself for cold and...
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This publication addresses the common misperception that caffeine causes dehydration and provides an overall guide to how all liquids, including milk, fruit juices, sports drinks, watery foods, and even beverages such as soft drinks, coffee and tea can play a role in meeting individual hydration...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date 1/25/10 The IFIC 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey found that people's top health concerns are (in order of importance) heart health, weight management, cancer, diabetes, nutrition/diet, and exercise. Interestingly, people don't always...
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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!   Last...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             (Washington, D.C., January 20, 2010) —To help in providing science-based information on nutrition and weight management for consumers and health professionals, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the...
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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 Kidnetic.com bright paper from 2006 is still extremely relevant. So, what's the big deal? Children who don't get enough physical activity are...
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By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/19/10 At some point, most of us have wanted to lose (or in some cases, maintain) our weight. In fact, if you are like many Americans, it may have been one of your New Year's resolutions.  With a bombardment of strategies and quick fixes to help shed those pounds,...
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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...
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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...
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Sucralose adds sweetness to foods and beverages without adding calories or carbohydrates. As an alternative to sugar and other calorie-containing sweeteners, it can play a role in weight management programs that combine sensible nutrition and physical activity.
Favorably Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants www.aapa.org Download the PDF to view this entire brochure. With obesity rates among Americans at an all-time high, many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose weight. But there’s good news if you love sweets...
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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...

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