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04 Apr 2012 / California Raisin Marketing Board

Fresh from the oven is the ultimate California raisin bread competition, honoring professional and up-and-coming bakers across the country. The California Raisin Marketing Board's (CRMB) fifth annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest is now open and all...

02 Apr 2012 / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overall, the U.S. population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for...

06 Mar 2012 / The Gluten Free RD

Rachael Begun, The Gluten-Free RD, highlights consensus within the scientific community on definitions related to celiac disease.  Click...

01 Mar 2012

The Wheat Foods Council (WFC) is teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012 “What’s on MyPlate?” Day, to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. The WFC is committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations...

29 Feb 2012 / Flavor & The Menu (Vol 12, Issue 5)

Bread specialties have moved out of the basket and onto the plate. Small wonder: They’re versatile, popular and economical and offer utilization opportunities across the menu.  To view article, click here.

28 Feb 2012 / Judi Adams, MS RD, President, Wheat Foods Council

Our first issue of our new e-magazine, Kernels brings you stories, articles, recipes and more. 
For the first issue of our quarterly e-magazine we feature an interview with...

27 Feb 2012 / Food and Drug Administration

 

The FDA Office of Information Management is seeking additional public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with the administration of a new survey, titled "Experimental Study on Consumer Responses to Whole Grain Labeling...

23 Feb 2012 / Institute of Medicine; Food and Nutrition Board

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. Researchers and policy makers are...

15 Feb 2012 / Diana Kohnle, HealthDay News

If your kids are easily bored with the lunches you pack for school, try adding a little pizzazz (and nutrition) to the boring brown bag.  Here are some suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on ways to make packed lunches more exciting for your kids.

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13 Feb 2012 / Health Day News

MONDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce damage to small blood vessels in the brain, a new study says.

Researchers tracked the brain health of almost a thousand people who completed a questionnaire that scored how closely they followed a...

12 Feb 2012 / Judi Adams

Get ready to fix your sweetheart a wonderfully easy and delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have the time or energy to prepare an entire meal, he or she will be impressed with this dessert. Raspberry Lovers’ Pudding takes only 15 minutes to make in advance...

26 Jan 2012 / Food Processing

San Francisco-based Center for Culinary Development and Packaged Facts reports that convenience, premium products, wellness, nostalgia/comfort and global flavors are driving trends in the U.S....

25 Jan 2012 / USDA

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled new standards for school meals that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation. The new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than fifteen years and improve the health and...

18 Jan 2012 / Lynda Balslev, NPR

In our home, the start of the New Year represents a fair amount of house cleaning. It's an opportunity to pare down and give away unused or outgrown clothing, toys and objects. In the kitchen it means cleaning the refrigerator and cupboards, discarding items with passed use-by dates and...

18 Jan 2012 / thedailymeal.com

The website TheDailyMeal.com has published its second annual list of the 50 most powerful people in the food world for 2012.  According to the site, many of last year's names appear on this year's roster, but there are new names as well, meaning that some of  last year's power...

12 Jan 2012 / Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition are sponsoring a Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar on March 5 and 6, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Webinar is designed...

10 Jan 2012 / Oliver Nieburg, FOODnavigator.com

Consuming up to 50% of all grain foods as refined grains will not lead to any increased disease risk, according to a study reviewing all relevant literature from the Noughties.

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03 Jan 2012 / Stephen Daniells, NUTRAingredients.com

Concerns that folic acid supplements during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergic conditions in the infants may be unfounded, and folate may actually decrease allergy risk, suggests a new study.

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30 Dec 2011 / Healthy Weight Network

Healthy Weight Network released its 23rd Slim Chance Awards today highlighting four of the worst diets and diet promotions of the year.

“Weight loss schemes are more lucrative and outrageous than ever,” said Francie M. Berg, a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor at the University...

29 Dec 2011 / New York Times

A New York Times analysis of federal data shows the number of children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch increased 17 percent, from 18 million in 2006-07 to 21 million in the last school year. Nearly a dozen states experienced increases of 25 percent or more – including...