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Food Safety: A Communicator's Guide to Improving Understanding has been translated into additional languages.  MandarinChinese(中文) Click here to download the PDF Back to the English Version
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has announced two new members of its Board of Trustees. Timothy Sellnow, PhD, is a professor at the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on bioterrorism, pre-crisis...
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Fad diets and iffy scientific studies occupy so much of the dialogue around food and nutrition issues that it can be easy to lose sight of the things that really count the most—the ones that are truly matters of life and death. Did you know that about 3,000 Americans die every year from foodborne...
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Oh, the Big Gamel. People enjoy the game for many reasons. Some want to watch their team win the grand prize of professional football. Others watch in order to partake in the greatest debate of our time: “Who had the best Super Bowl commercial?” And then some just want to eat yummy food. No matter...
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It may be cold, but many crops survive the chilly nights to produce some of my favorite fruits and vegetables out of the year. From delicious butternut squash and sweet clementines to crunchy kale, these seasonal fruits and vegetables offer a myriad of nutritional benefits. Kale Kale may be the...
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It is no secret that consumers are expanding their palates to include foods from around the world. Last year, Google reported that international cuisine is a hot search topic and consumers are eager to “travel through taste.” Not only that, they are interested in the health benefits from these...
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Mindful eating is a great way to enhance any dietary pattern and it allows you to enjoy and appreciate the foods you are already eat. But how hard is it to eat mindfully? To find out, we challenged ourselves to mindfully eat for as little as one meal or up to 24 hours. How did we do? Here is our...
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Nutrition conversations can be "qwerty" ... I mean, quirky. They’re eerily reminiscent of a favorite game from my youth—the telephone game. Remember it? It was always full of laughs, but it was also eventually full of falsehoods. It taught me valuable lessons about how easily facts can get...
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You may have heard of “mindful eating” a hundred times before. But what does it mean? The term “intuitive eating” gets bounced around a lot too, but are they the same? What’s the difference, and more importantly, why should you care? In the hustle and bustle of the real world, we get so caught up...
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A lot of nutrition advice centers on which foods to eat or which to limit. But some studies show that learning how to eat can be just as important as learning which foods to eat. Mindful eating is one mealtime skill that can fit with any healthy eating style. This practice involves applying simple...
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New Year, new Try It Tuesday, and for our first installment of 2017, we’re making small dietary changes with a big payoff. It’s "getting the recommended five fruits and vegetables a day"! Something I’ve been hearing since I was a kid, fruits and vegetables are definitely part of a healthy eating...
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"More." It’s an interesting word. Generally speaking, it has a great connotation. More money? Yes, please. More time? That sounds terrific, thank you. When it comes to food issues, however, more doesn’t always seem better. A study recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and...
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Aging in humans is often accompanied by chronic, low-grade inflammation. This inflammation poses a risk for the elderly as most age-related diseases start due to inflammation. Scientists aren’t sure what causes this inflammation and its role in adverse health conditions. That’s why research...
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When it comes to weight management, eating some foods may be more beneficial for you than others. This infographic is the first in a series inspired by the International Food Information Council Foundation's 2016 Food & Health Survey, where we inquired about the health benefits Americans want...
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It only took two weeks into 2017 to have splashy, click bait headlines from a new study, generating a swirl of confusion about food.  Even more troubling is the complete disregard of the important findings in Pascual, et al.'s study, published in Nature.  This study was the first to link a specific...

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