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It’s no secret that Millennials are changing the food and nutrition landscape. But Boomers have their own set of unique ideas about what they want on their plate.

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I am sure you have heard of the phrase “we eat with our eyes.” This common phrase is especially meaningful in the realm of food colors, as food coloring has been in existence for more than 2,000 years, starting in 300 BCE when artificial colors were used to color wine. You may be questioning, “Why...
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National Family Meals Month is a great opportunity to think about making small changes that can improve your family’s health and happiness. We’ve put together some of our best resources you and your family can use to make healthy choices, either at home or when eating away from home. Recipes and...
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WASHINGTON, DC – It’s no secret that Millennials are changing the food and nutrition landscape. But Boomers have their own set of unique ideas about what they want on their plate. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation dug deep into what Boomers think about food and nutrition...
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Nutrition is top of mind for many moms-to-be. But the topic can be difficult to navigate during pregnancy. You might have heard that good nutrition plays a key role in the health of both the mom and baby, but what does “good nutrition” actually look like? This article will break down what foods to...
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It's been a long time since I’ve kept a food journal. While training to be a registered dietitian, food journaling and dietary assessments are two things I became quite familiar with. But it was usually me asking others what they ate. This week for our Try It Tuesday series, I looked inward. A...

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