Nutrition Educators

The New Look of Fiber

Author:, by Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Technical Editor

Fiber, as a natural dietary component, continues to garner attention, and as a versatile food additive it can enhance the attraction of almost any product.

Most consumers recognize fiber is beneficial and protective of digestive health, that it could aid weight loss and lower cholesterol and provide other benefits. So much so that today, six in 10 people express a desire to get more fiber into their diets.Read more

USDA Rolls Out First Themed MyPlate Healthy Eating Message


Today, Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack announced the first themed message, Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables, supporting the new MyPlate food icon and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative through a new national private-sector partnership program.Read more

Scientists find way of producing good quality breads with prebiotic effect

Jane Byrne,

A new study has shown that rye or wheat bran fortified breads treated with a particular xylanase can yield good quality breads with a prebiotic effect.

There is an increasing demand for fibre enriched breads, driven by the rising awareness among consumers that dietary fibre has beneficial effects on health and wellbeing.Read more

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