Blog entry | Mar 22 2018
A lot of us like to start our day with a little caffeine pick-me-up like a fresh cup of coffee, and others swear by their afternoon tea. Caffeine has been enjoyed in foods and beverages for over 1,...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2018
Many of us have found ourselves in front of the television with a bag of popcorn on our lap and before we know it, the entire bag is gone. In our fast-paced world, it can be easy to get distracted...
Blog entry | Mar 13 2018
Confucius said, “Everyone eats and drinks, but few appreciate taste.” When you understand a bit about the science of taste, you may join the few who appreciate it. In fact, the science of taste is...
Blog entry | Mar 13 2018
You may recall hearing someone years ago tell you, “Milk does a body good.” Most of us grew up drinking milk at home, school, at summer camp and all those other places kids go. But did you ever...
Blog entry | Mar 09 2018
Whether you run on caffeine or caffeinate up before your run, here’s a bit of good news to jump start your day. In a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2018
This is the second installment of a new video series in partnership with Osmosis, a group that focuses on health science education, highlighting the basics of several nutrition topics. Click here to...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2018
I have a soft spot in my heart for cereal. Growing up, it was common for me to sit at the table eating cereal before I left for school, and as an adult, when I’m too lazy to make something to eat, I...
Blog entry | Mar 06 2018
The first article in our “Go Further with Food” series focused on food waste. Now we turn our attention from throwing out less food to throwing in more nutrient-dense food to further our health. Food...
Blog entry | Mar 05 2018
It was only a few years ago that online food shopping seemed be a relatively novel concept. Yet it is certainly gaining ground, with new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2018
Here at the IFIC Foundation and across the internet, we’re seeing, reading and writing more and more about personalized nutrition. Our genetics and environment play significant roles in how our...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2018
Parents and their children may never see eye to eye when it comes to eating vegetables. A recent study highlighted in Medical Daily suggests that children are triumphing over parents’ efforts to feed...
Blog entry | Feb 22 2018
Ever wonder why the eight most common allergens include peanuts and tree nuts? Have you ever assumed that peanuts were a nut? And do you even know what a tree nut is? If you, like I, have ever...
Blog entry | Feb 21 2018
Low-carb? Low-fat? Personalized to your DNA? There’s a lot of hype about which diet, if any, is best for your long-term health. New research from JAMA may suggest that neither a low-carb nor a low-...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2018
In today’s food-centric culture, the phrase “processed foods” gets thrown around a lot. Typically the term carries a negative undertone and sometimes for good reasons. For example, research has shown...
Blog entry | Feb 15 2018
Registered dietitians and nutrition scientists have a somewhat complicated history of being a bit … well ... critical of the food you may (or may not) be eating. Sometimes it goes too far, and the...

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