In 2014, our team had a better time than ever answering your questions and creating great content to inform food conversations. During this year, you’ve challenged us to be smarter, faster, and more engaging. With your contributions, here are our favorite pieces of content from the year.
From Twitter chats to Buzzfeed, we saw a lot of suspect information about protein this year. Luckily, our expert team was here to set things straight. From factsheets and infographics to point-by-point rebuttals, we connected with the fitness community and brought a nice dose of reality to discussions on this major nutrient.
“Processed foods” can get a bad rap, so when the American Society for Nutrition released a statement about the important contributions of packaged foods to our health, it opened a lot of eyes. We captured their helpful data, along with our own consumer research, in a handy graphic.
For many of us growing up in urban and suburban areas, it’s easy to think that food comes from the grocery store. In this 3 minute video, follow how food gets from a seed to your grocery cart, and all the technology that’s made that process better over the years.
When a suspect study made some strong allegations about low-calorie sweeteners, it definitely raised our eyebrows. But this wasn’t just the fault of a single study; we’ve seen more and more media coverage making a leap from rodent studies to human applicability that is a stretch (at best) or downright deceptive (at work). In this detailed review, the FACTS Network showed exactly what kind of methodology issues should make us skeptical of single-study reporting.
There have been a lot of questions about the increase in obesity over the last 25 years, and a lot of them still remain. In September, the American Journal of Medicine shed some light on the issue with compelling data about the change in our physical activity levels. We summed up the study’s key points in a full infographic here.
Some of the most fun we’ve had this year came from your brilliant responses and reactions to our latest quiz, What’s Your Health Reality?, that used data from our annual Food & Health Survey to match practices to three health profiles: the American Health Idol, the Health Apprentice, and the Health Survivor. We learned a ton from you, and you can still take the quiz here.
Dairy brings some great nutrition into our families, but have you ever had questions about where it comes from? Our process infographic takes you through the 7 safety steps that all milk goes through.
What favorites of yours did we leave out? What are you dying to see in 2015? Tell us by tweeting @FoodInsight or posting on our Facebook wall.