Blog entry | Mar 02 2018
Here at the IFIC Foundation and across the internet, we’re seeing, reading and writing more and more about personalized nutrition. Our genetics and environment play significant roles in how our...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2018
It’s (finally) March. The month where we celebrate St. Patrick, college basketball, spring and, if you’re a registered dietitian, March madness is all about National Nutrition Month. Every March the...
Blog entry | Feb 28 2018
In previous posts we’ve highlighted the importance, safety and other positive attributes of genetically engineered (GE, Genetically Modified Organism or GMO) crops. Biotechnology's use in food...
Blog entry | Feb 26 2018
Sugar can seem simple, but the science is pretty complicated. While many of us are familiar with sugar (aka sucrose), which is found in foods as diverse as sugar cubes, salad dressing, fruits and...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2018
Parents and their children may never see eye to eye when it comes to eating vegetables. A recent study highlighted in Medical Daily suggests that children are triumphing over parents’ efforts to feed...
Blog entry | Feb 22 2018
Ever wonder why the eight most common allergens include peanuts and tree nuts? Have you ever assumed that peanuts were a nut? And do you even know what a tree nut is? If you, like I, have ever...
Blog entry | Feb 21 2018
Low-carb? Low-fat? Personalized to your DNA? There’s a lot of hype about which diet, if any, is best for your long-term health. New research from JAMA may suggest that neither a low-carb nor a low-...
Blog entry | Feb 20 2018
In our last video and article, we gave you a bit of background info on bacteria—the good and the bad. We also talked about a pretty infamous potential foodborne illness-causing bacteria, E.coli....
Blog entry | Feb 16 2018
In today’s food-centric culture, the phrase “processed foods” gets thrown around a lot. Typically the term carries a negative undertone and sometimes for good reasons. For example, research has shown...
Blog entry | Feb 15 2018
Registered dietitians and nutrition scientists have a somewhat complicated history of being a bit … well ... critical of the food you may (or may not) be eating. Sometimes it goes too far, and the...
Blog entry | Feb 14 2018
Following diets or eating patterns is pretty common in the United States, with one in seven Americans reporting that they stick to a specific eating pattern or diet.  While fad diets and trends...
Blog entry | Feb 13 2018
As we try to incorporate healthier habits into our busy lives, it helps to be more mindful of our food choices. But that doesn’t mean we have to skimp on taste. Our favorite foods can pack a nutrient...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2018
I hope that you’re reading this before you decided to throw that new bunch of asparagus directly in the trash can (if not, I’m sorry for your loss). Many of you may have come across several news...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2018
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Many kids grow up fascinated with science. This can start with a love of animals, bugs or flowers. As a kid, I was obsessed with digging...

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