Cooking, Food and Health

Which foods contain more nutrients – raw or cooked? The answer isn’t as clear as you might expect. There are many different food preparation methods, with some involving heat to bake, steam, roast, or fry; we eat other foods raw, and some foods dried or sprouted. Each food preparation...
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 

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Cooking

It’s almost impossible to wrap our minds around the amount of food wasted around the world. The United Nations estimates that one-third of all food produced is wasted, which means over 1 billion tons of food is wasted each year. To better understand public perceptions and behaviors around food waste, the IFIC Foundation commissioned a ... Sustainable Foods: Good for Us, Our Wallets, and the Planet
Cooking, Prevention

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, or time-consuming and can lead to a longer and healthier life.


You probably learned about the five different flavors we sense in foods: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (a savory, meaty flavor) in school. It’s believed that the ability to sense each of these flavors evolved to improve our survival as a species. The sweet taste of fruit is...
Cooking, Food and Health

Quick question: mushrooms are vegetables, right? We find mushrooms in the produce section of the grocery store and the USDA includes mushrooms in the list of vegetable choices, but technically, mushrooms are fungi. Yet who wants to eat a fungus? Well, it turns out that mushrooms are great for...