Article | Oct 14 2009
This publication addresses common health issues for women and how caffeine can safely be consumed, dispelling myths about caffeine and women's health. Topics include pregnancy, fertility, miscarriage...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background Grains have been the “staff of life” for thousands of years, serving as a vital food source for humans. Until the last century grains were commonly eaten as whole grains. Advances in the...
Guidelines & Regulations | Oct 14 2009
The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program, “A Practical Guide to...
Data & Survey | Oct 14 2009
Consumers’ appetites for food and nutrition news seem nearly insatiable. In recent years, scientific evidence has revealed that bioactive dietary components may benefit health in ways that extend...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background The growing awareness of the relationship between diet and health has led to an increasing demand for food products that support health above and beyond providing basic nutrition....
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background Soybeans are native to East Asia, where they have been an important food staple for centuries. There is documentation of soy being cultivated as early as 1100 BC and of the use of soybean...
Article | Oct 12 2009
What is the goal of infant nutrition? The goal of infant nutrition is to promote optimal growth and development by providing a variety of nutritious foods. Babies need to be gradually exposed to a...
Article | Sep 30 2009
  Q: What are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, who are they for, and how are they used? A: Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by...
Article | Sep 28 2009
What is glycemic index?Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how carbohydrate-containing foods affect blood glucose levels. All foods that contain carbohydrates, such as starchy vegetables (potatoes,...
Article | Sep 22 2009
Background Interest in omega-3 fatty acids can be traced to observational studies of Greenland Inuits conducted in the late 1970s. The low occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in this Eskimo...
Media | Aug 24 2009
Data & Survey | Aug 11 2009
2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional...

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