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Download the PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2018 (Washington, D.C.)—Parents of children under 24 months old are quite confident that they are feeding them an age-appropriate and nutritious diet—admitting, in fact, that their children’s diets are more nutritious than their own. But a new...
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“What did you learn at school today?” As we transition into fall, parents can expect to hear their school day inquiries met with everything from early childhood answers detailing every occurrence to adolescent rebuttals of “… nothing.” While answers to this question change as children mature,...
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Download the Sucralose Factsheet There’s no mistaking it: Americans love to eat. Enjoying good food with good company is one of life’s great pleasures. And yet, frequent over-indulgences can have a detrimental impact on conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes, which take a substantial toll on...
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As you sip on your morning latte, consider that the consumption of caffeine is rooted in antiquity, dating back to ancient times, shrouded in centuries of myth and legend. When chronicling the history of caffeine, it’s difficult to separate the apocryphal from fact. Coffee in its modern incarnation...
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A new study published in The Lancet is hot off the presses, and the results may surprise you: Higher intake of total dairy (more than two servings of dairy per day) was associated with lower risk for mortality and cardiovascular disease. But what do these findings mean for you? Should you make the...
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We might like to think of our gut microbiome as an immobile, somewhat mysterious presence in our gastrointestinal tract. But in reality, these organisms are active, living things—and all living things need food to function. We’ve talked about the beneficial gut bacteria we call probiotics in...
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The start of the school year is a busy time. New grades, new school supplies and maturing taste buds are a lot to juggle. As a parent, deciding what to pack your child for lunch can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Use these tips to take out the guesswork and make the lunch prep fun!...
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Food preservation has been part of just about every culture throughout history. Prior to today’s technology, ancient societies froze meat and seafood in icy climates or dried foods in tropical ones. Regardless of the century, all harvested or butchered food begins to spoil immediately. Food...
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Foodborne illness outbreaks and food recalls can cause many of us to think twice about what to buy in our local grocery stores and restaurants. While the United States has one of the safest food systems in the world, it appears as though our food is not without flaws. If you want to understand...
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Plants are finally on-trend. It seems as though everywhere you turn, more and more people are opting for plant-based foods. Research shows that plant-based diets have several benefits, but there’s still some confusion around them. For starters, what is a plant-based diet? Is it any different than a...
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Throughout the intuitive eating series, we’ve talked about why anti-diet is not anti-health, and how intuitive eating can help reduce stress when it comes to making food choices. In this edition, we dive into some practical ways you can implement intuitive eating into your day-to-day life. Let’s...
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If you read food labels, you’re likely familiar with many of the ingredients in your food. Some ingredients, like sugar, probably get your attention more than others. You may have heard a few myths about the sweet stuff, but hopefully some facts, too. IFIC’s senior director of nutrition...
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A few weeks ago, I was on Facebook scrolling through my timeline, and a particular post caught my eye. It was a picture of steak with the caption, “Trying the carnivore diet”. A bunch of thoughts ran through my mind: “What about the fiber?”, “No apples or strawberries?” and “This can’t be healthy...
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When you think of the word “probiotics”, what comes to mind? A cup of yogurt or a bottle of dietary supplement capsules probably rises to the top, but over the last few years the presence of probiotics has expanded. Take a walk through the grocery store and you’ll see everything from fermented...
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Download the Aspartame Factsheet There’s no mistaking it: Americans love to eat. Enjoying good food with good company is one of life’s great pleasures. And yet, frequent over-indulgences can have a detrimental impact on conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes, which take a substantial toll on...

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