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By: Ann Bouchoux   Date: 1/14/10 New York City's call for the food industry to reduce sodium by 25 percent in the next five years has dominated the headlines in the food world this week.  Such recommendations are nice, but the great news is that people can take matters into their own hands if they...
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Sucralose adds sweetness to foods and beverages without adding calories or carbohydrates. As an alternative to sugar and other calorie-containing sweeteners, it can play a role in weight management programs that combine sensible nutrition and physical activity.
Favorably Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants www.aapa.org Download the PDF to view this entire brochure. With obesity rates among Americans at an all-time high, many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose weight. But there’s good news if you love sweets...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD and Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD  Date: 1/12/09 As the saying goes, everything that's old is new again. We are use to seeing this in the world of fashion, where classic silhouettes worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, and Jackie Onassis are re-imagined with modern...
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By: Jania Matthews   Date 1/11/10 The Biggest Loser is a television program that needs no introduction.  The show draws millions of viewers each week and I am one of them.  I've been an admirer of the show for several seasons and the show is nothing less than inspirational.  The transformations...
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By: Katie Burns Date: 1/8/10 Well, here we are: one full week into the New Year, a new decade, the "teens." This time last week many people, IFIC staff included, made their New Year's resolutions. I've heard everything from lose weight, to get fit, to get organized, even to go sky diving! ...
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*Editors Note: Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, we're always on the lookout for strong, science based materials on food and health.  Below is one example put together by experts we work with at the National Cancer Institute. By: Anu Kaur, MS, RD, National Cancer...
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Note: This was previously posted as a guest blog post on Healthy Blog Snack by former Foundation staffer Sarah Alligood By: Sarah Alligood, MPH, RD   Date 1/5/09 Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, one of the most common trends we see in nutrition is that consumers are...
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Q: What is ammonium hydroxide? A:  Ammonium hydroxide is ammonia combined with water.  Ammonia (NH3) is a compound consisting of nitrogen and hydrogen.  Both ammonia and ammonium hydroxide are very common compounds, found naturally in the environment (in air, water, and soil) and in all plants and...
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The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program, “All About Caffeine: Clarifying the Controversies Surrounding Caffeine and Health."  If you are a registered dietitian or...
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2009 Food & Health Results Web Cast Series The fourth and final in a series of Web casts was held on Friday, November 20. Reversing Mindless Eating over the Holidays: A Look at Consumer Weight Management Behaviors focused on the weight managment finding from the 1009 Food & Health Survey...
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The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation has favorably reviewed this material through 2007. Favorable review means that medical information is accurate, but does not imply endorsement of any conclusions presented. You may have heard a lot about food biotechnology lately. If so, you may...
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With an increasing focus on nutrition and health by American consumers has come greatercuriosity about where our food comes from and how it is produced. Concerns voiced in the media center around the safety and health of the U.S. food supply, which food manufacturers increasingly utilize modern...

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