Food and Health

The Nutrition Facts label is full of vital information for evaluating a product, but do you know how to interpret all the details? Find out with our simple, 3-step system for reading a Nutrition Facts label.
 
Food and Health, Prevention

This post explores the basics of fiber. Learn about the differences between soluble and insoluble fiber, fiber's health benefits, where to find high-fiber foods, and more!
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Looking for compelling nutrition posters to brighten your walls with motivation and education? You have come to the right place!
 
Prevention, MyPlate

Potassium is great for your heart, but many people aren’t getting nearly enough of it. On the flip side, most Americans are consuming way too much sodium, and we mean waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much sodium. Take a look at our strategies for balancing sodium and potassium intake!
Food and Health, MyPlate

2011 was a banner year for nutrition education. Here's our summary of the highlights, as reported in our Communicating Food for Health newsletter. Basically, the Dietary Guidelines were updated, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the USDA's new food guide, supplement news kept piling high, sodium news supported earlier assessments, and much more.
Food and Health, MyPlate

Our trip through the food hall at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo was full of learning opportunities. In this post, we review the top 33 things that we picked up on our visit. We even found a general rule of thumb for most displays and marketing...