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Download Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than two-thirds of older adults are managing more than one chronic disease. Despite this rising trend, adults today are tuning into their health and turning to nutrition to do so. A new study, conducted by the...
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For most of us, snacking is a fact of life. Whether we’re eating an apple at our desks or polishing off a box of popcorn at the movies, snacks can run the gamut from healthy sources of nutrients to occasional indulgences. Despite being commonplace, the act of snacking can be surprisingly divisive—...
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As both a food-loving and food-phobic society, Americans have a tendency to obsess over certain foods and diet trends—vilifying them after they lose their allure and championing them anew when they return to favor. Some of these shifts are driven by emerging research or a reframing of the science,...
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Tamika Sims, PhD recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by California Ag Today, the largest ag-focused radio network covering California agricultural news, to talk more about the IFIC Foundation’s 2018 Food and Health Survey and work to communicate about food production and nutrition. Much...
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As humans, we want to make sense of our decisions, habits and surroundings. And it’s clear we’re a well-intended group of people, with one-third of us adopting an eating pattern last year, most of them motivated by what they believe is best for their health. But there are some discrepancies between...
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We’re back again with another edition of Gut Check, our series on the relationship between food and the gut microbiome. So far, we’ve taken a closer look at how whole grains, fiber, and fermented foods affect our gut microbes. In this article we’re taking a closer look at low-calorie sweeteners (...
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What’s your vision of the perfect family meal? Maybe it’s having dinner on the table by five o’clock a few times a week. Maybe it’s hoping for the entire family to be seated at the dinner table at least once a week despite conflicting schedules. Or maybe it’s that your kids will actually enjoy a...
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A new study from Finland is adding fuel to the food tribe debate, and protein enthusiasts may not like the headlines this study is generating. Given the popularity of diets skewing higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates, you may find these results surprising. But should this latest diet study...
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The Nordic diet highlights the local, seasonal and nutritious foods from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It’s quite similar to the Mediterranean diet in that it emphasizes whole grains such as barley, rye and oats, berries, vegetables, fatty fish and legumes, and it is low in sweets...
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There are enough contradictory headlines about dietary fats to make your head spin, so it’s time to set the record straight about the different types of fat and the food sources we should be emphasizing in our diets. On this episode of DataDish: Your Trusted Serving of Science, we talk with Kris...
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According to experts, advocates and the CDC, food allergies are a public health concern and are seemingly on the rise.  But what might be the cause? Have social media and the internet fooled too many of us into thinking we’re qualified to diagnose ourselves? On this edition of DataDish: Your...
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We hope that you’ve been able to “milk” our new resources about how cow’s milk and soy milk are produced. The next installment in our series is almond milk, a notable crowd-pleaser as a non-dairy milk alternative. While you may enjoy almond milk in your cereal, oatmeal or alongside a plate of...
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It seems like it is all the rage to follow a restrictive diet. The trend has gained momentum as big-name celebrities (like Beyoncé going vegan, Tom Brady throwing shade at night shades or a Bachelor contestant likening gluten to Satan) commit to a challenging eating style. But unlike Queen Bey,...
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Sworn off eggs because you heard they were bad for your heart? Turns out, eggs have a complicated history with heart health. Because cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, and diet plays an important role in the development of CVD, there is a good deal of research...
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When you think about trying to eat healthier, sugary foods and drinks probably don’t top your list of things to eat more of. It’s understandable - we hear a lot about sugar and what we hear isn’t always so sweet. But is what we hear about sugar true? A recent Healthline article confronts some of...

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