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Cold winter nights often call for baking sweet treats and sipping hot cocoa. While we get comfy and cozy, we should not negate the importance of food safety practices while preparing our winter goodies, especially cookies and other tasty baked goods. While we often recommend our safe food-handling...
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Sugar, in one form or another, is added to many of our favorite foods and beverages. Most people know that sugar adds sweetness but many may not know that sugar is added for other reasons too. For example, sugars help preservation, stabilize emulsions, add flavor and improve texture – all of which...
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The Basics of Lutein Lutein (pronounced loo-teen) is an antioxidant belonging to a group called carotenoids, which make the bright yellow, red and orange colors in fruits, vegetables and other plants. Antioxidants neutralize the activity of reactive compounds called free radicals, which can cause...
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This is the fourth installment of our video series in partnership with Osmosis, a group that focuses on health science education, highlighting the basics of several nutrition topics. The Nutrition 101 series also includes videos on dietary fats, carbohydrates, sugars and hydration. Most people...
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I’ve come to the realization that we cannot live without packaging. But I do concern myself with where packaging goes after I have used it. Many of us actively recycle our food packaging at home, at restaurants, parks and other public places. With many consumers having recycling infrastructure...
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There’s a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there which can make food decisions challenging. As a parent, the pressure mounts even higher because naturally, you want to do what’s best for your kids so that they grow up healthy and strong. Nutrition plays a big part in that and so does...
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Ahhh, the Holidays. Full of excitement, busyness, family, friends and lots of food. For many, this time of year is fun, but for others it can be overwhelming with all of the food choices and diet recommendations bubbling around us. It seems two popular camps have evolved when it comes to the...
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International Food Information Council Foundation 2019 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award: Internship in Nutrition, Food Science and Communications The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation President...
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’Tis the season for planning big meals, tasty treats and of course, quality time with loved ones. Many folks love enjoying lots of delicious and nutritious foods this time of year (and all year-round, in fact), but to enjoy these foods in a safe way calls for following food safety guidelines. The...
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, families travel far and wide to be together and share a great meal. As we make our menu lists and prep our kitchens for the big feast to come, we may often take for granted the various food production practices that are utilized to make a bounty of food...
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Walk into any dietary supplement store and you’re likely to see a whole wall filled with nothing but protein powders. It seems like there are more varieties than the number of pounds that The Rock can bench press. While many people might grab a protein shake once in a while before or after a gym...
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Ah, holiday traditions. Every November, you and your family head to Grandma’s house and after strategically finding a seat as far away from your opinionated uncle as possible, everyone settles in for one of the most anticipated eating occasions of the year: Thanksgiving. After everyone has had...
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Haunted houses, horror movies and hilarious costumes all make Halloween a scary good time. Candy is also a big part of Halloween, which means there’s no better time of year to talk about sugar. If you read ingredients lists, then you might be familiar with different types of sugar. If you read...
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Many of us opt to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as a part of building a healthy lifestyle. While many of us still do not consume as many fruits and veggies as we should, we have likely all been taught that these types of foods are good for us. But social media chatter and news stories...
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We hear so much about eating to improve our “gut health.” These conversations almost always involve a discussion about foods that contain prebiotics and probiotics. But what exactly are they? Where can we find them? And do they really benefit our health? Read on for the details. The World Health...

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