Kris Sollid's blog

Taking Stock in Fish Markets: Block Island and Seattle

I’m always up for a challenge, particularly when it comes to food. My mission this summer (and I chose to accept it) was to visit two fish markets in regions of the country renowned for their seafood: New England and the Northwest.

Try it Tuesday: Blood (Sweat and Tears) Type Diet Trial

If you’ve enjoyed any of our recent posts from IFIC Foundation staff trialing various diets and eating styles, then you may be interested in this one as well. I came across this diet many years ago—never followed it (until know, that is), but never forgot about it either. After all, who could forget hearing that the key to optimal eating is as simple as knowing your blood type? For what it’s worth, I never heard this diet discussed (seriously, anyway) one time in all my years of schooling or training.

A New Label is Brewing

Summer is officially here, and for most of us that means fun in the sun. Extended daylight hours and warmer weather make it easier to stay active, but vacations, barbeques, birthday parties and the seemingly endless gatherings of family and friends can make this season a challenging one to maintain weight. While the warmer months bring about a season of celebrations and get-togethers, this does not mean that we do not need to be watching how much we eat and drink.

Your Guide to the Updated Nutrition Facts Label

Since coming to the White House seven-plus years ago, Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), has been a champion for food and fitness. Today at the Partnership for a Healthier America meeting, FLOTUS announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has a change in store for our food labels—one that will be appearing in stores soon.

Why the Study Linking High Infant BMI and Low Calorie Sweeteners is Misleading

Another day, another study on low-calorie sweeteners. This latest study looked at associations between women who reported drinking beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners while pregnant and the body mass index of their eventual child. With pregnancy being such an important stage of life, this publication was sure to grab media headlines. And it did.

Fast Take: Sucralose & Health

Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible?

The latest challenge comes on the safety of low-calorie sweeteners, one of the most studied ingredients in food and drinks. Global independent, industry, and government authorities have conducted and reviewed tremendous amounts of research. They’ve reached the same conclusion: every low-calorie sweetener used in our food is safe for consumption.

New Dietary Guidelines: What Changed & What Stayed the Same

dietary-guidelines-infographicLet me take you back to 1980. Pac-Man was king, the Post-It was brand new, and Blondie topped the charts. It was also the debut of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

Criticism of Added Sugars Labeling Consumer Research Is Off-Base

In recent days, some critics have attempted to refute concerns about the proposed addition of an “Added Sugars” line to the Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) on food packages. Some have gone as far as to say that they “don’t see any legitimacy” in those concerns and that “the evidence firmly backs” the underlying proposals.

Can Bias and Balance Coexist? [INFOGRAPHIC]

I love going to conferences. There's so much to learn and so many experts to learn from. Recently, I learned that that not everyone understands that not all research is created equal.

Take low-calorie sweeteners for example—much has been made of their role in health recently. Conflicting research findings have given media much to discuss and therefore given consumers much to consider. But is the evidence on low-calorie sweeteners really conflicting? Let’s take a look.

3 Things You Need to Know about the Latest Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Claims

The latest headlines could definitely make us panic about having the occasional soda. Because we recently dove into both junk science sins and how studies can get distorted in press releases, we knew we had to dig into the original research.

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