Blog entry | Jan 23 2019
THE BASICS OF CHOLINE Choline (pronounced KOH-leen) is an essential nutrient needed for brain and nervous system function and regulation of mood and memory. It’s also critical for supporting the...
Blog entry | Jan 18 2019
Feeding our ever-growing population will take the diligent work of many farmers and food producers. As we ponder how much food needs to be produced to feed us all, should we also consider the...
Blog entry | Jan 15 2019
The Basics of the MIND Diet For many years, researchers have examined the relationship between the foods we eat and their effects on our health. In 2015, researchers began to specifically examine the...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2019
Whether it was cookies or candy, frozen or fried, or chocolate or crackers, I’m willing to bet that there was no shortage of carbohydrates in most of our holiday-season diets. The start of the new...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2019
Good ol’ breakfast—it’s the meal many of us eat to start off our days in a healthy way. There are many great options for our first meal of the day: bagels with cream cheese, hot or cold cereals,...
Blog entry | Jan 03 2019
THE BASICS OF XYLITOL Xylitol (pronounced Zy-Li-Tall) is a type of carbohydrate called a sugar alcohol, or polyol. They are water-soluble compounds that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables...
Blog entry | Dec 27 2018
Infancy and early childhood are significant stages of growth and development, particularly during the first twelve months of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) notes that “given the...
Blog entry | Dec 26 2018
Many healthy and delicious foods that come from cows, including milk, cheese and yogurt, are staples in many of our homes. While some people opt for cow’s milk alternatives, a great number of us...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2018
THE BASICS OF LYCOPENE Lycopene (pronounced LIE-co-peen) is a nutrient in the carotenoid family (where you can find lutein, zeaxanthin and many others) that’s naturally found in some plants. Lycopene...
Blog entry | Dec 18 2018
Download the Monk Fruit Factsheet There’s no mistaking it: Americans love to eat. Enjoying good food with good company is one of life’s great pleasures. And yet, frequent over-indulgences can have a...
Blog entry | Dec 14 2018
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...
Blog entry | Dec 11 2018
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...
Blog entry | Dec 06 2018
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...
Blog entry | Dec 04 2018
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...
Blog entry | Nov 29 2018
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...

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