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Webinars and Podcasts

Health and Wellness-Separating Fact from Fiction

By The Nielsen Company (US), LLC.

It seems almost impossible to keep pace with changing health and wellness trends. If you are chasing the latest health and wellness fad, you could be missing the fundamental changes consumers are making in their lives that will help you drive meaningful growth. 

Learn how to separate fact from fad so you can develop better-for-you strategies that actually move the needle.

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Podcast by Nielsen: What Sustainability Means Today

By The Nielsen Company (US), LLC.

Regardless of whether we’re talking about responsibly sourced foods, recycled paper products for mailable packages, or products without artificial ingredients, sustainability is a hot commodity among consumers, and they’re actively embracing it in all aspects of their lives.

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Webinar by Nielsen: Merging Tables and aisles: Understanding Shifts in U.S.Food and Beverage Demand

By The Nielsen Company (US), LLC.

In this webinar, Niesen explores where consumers are getting their food today, how they’re “mixing and matching” channels and what’s next for the food industry.

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Video: Hydration-It's a Fluid Situation

By Kris Sollid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the IFIC Foundation, 

Water is essential for human life. It makes up more than 50 percent of a person’s body weight, and it’s directly involved in every biochemical reaction in our body. Staying hydrated is important because water does so many important things in the body.

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Video: Nutrition 101 
Principles of Protein

By Kris Sollid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the IFIC Foundation, 

Protein is a cornerstone of the human diet and a major component of our bodies.

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Video: Nutrition 101 The fundamentals of Fats

By Kris Sollid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the IFIC Foundation, 

Fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. They contribute to the taste and texture of foods, are a major source of energy, and a critical component of cells and tissues.

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Video: Finding Balance

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

More than one third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight gain occurs when you consume more calories that your body uses. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight will help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. The key is FINDING A BALANCE in your lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.

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Video: The Story of Trans Fats

By Center for Science in the Public Interest

The story of how the U.S. got to say "Bye Trans Fat" —from its invention to its ban.

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Video: Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

By Center for Science in the Public Interest

Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded?

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Video: The Tale of Fats

By Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Learn all about fats- the good, the bad and everything in between. Discover the science behind them, consumer views through the years, and how the food industry has responded.

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Video: Ancient Grains  

By Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Ancient grains have become staples in many diets due to their health benefits and exotic appeal. In fact, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend daily intake of whole grains to be at least half of total grain consumption. IFT Past President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, discussed various ancient grains and their dietary benefits with IFT Food Facts to create this video.

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Webinar: Menu Labeling and effects on the consumer

By Center for Science in the Public Interest

Although launched before the calorie posting legislation took effect, this webinar explains the legislation as it relates to restaurants and effect on consumers and the public at large.

This webinar features the Food and Drug Administration, ChildObesity180, and CSPI. FDA also shares findings from its focus groups 

Webinar: 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Briefing:

Review summary of the most current release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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Review of Carbohydrates and Sugar

Kris Solid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the IFIC Foundation, helps us understand more about the role of carbohydrates and sugars in our diet and in our health.

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Review of Dietary Fats

There are enough contradictory headlines about dietary fats to make your head spin. Ion this podcast, Kris Solid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the IFIC Foundation, sets the record straight about the different types of fat and the food sources we should be emphasizing in our diets. 

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Podcast: GMOs with Mark Lynas

While genetically engineered foods (genetically modified organisms or “GMOs”) have been safely produced and consumed for more than 20 years, debate and controversy over the technology have persisted. Learn more with Mark Lynas, a visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s Office of International Programs at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He also works with the Cornell Alliance for Science (which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and is the author of several books focused on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power.

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Podcast: Protein with Ali Webster, PhD, RD

Protein is an essential nutrient — it’s important for everything from appetite regulation to physical fitness to healthy skin and hair. But what exactly is a protein? How much do we need, and where do we get it? Get these questions answers and more with Ali Webster, PhD, RD, Associate Director of Nutrition Communications at IFIC and IFIC Foundation. Ali has bachelor of science and doctorate degrees in nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and she is also a Registered Dietitian.

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Podcast: Fad Diets with Alyssa Ardolino, RD

Fad diets are everywhere, and it seems like they’ve been around forever. Some come with a very strict list of what you can eat, and some are more lax. Some of them seem somewhat realistic, while others are unusual if not downright bizarre. So what exactly is a “fad diet”? Do any of them actually work? And can some do more harm than good? Learn more about fad diets with Alyssa Ardolino RD, 

coordinator for nutrition communications at the IFIC Foundation and an eating disorder dietitian at an outpatient center in Northern Virginia.

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Webinars from USDA: For CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Programs)
CACFP: Methods for Healthy Cooking
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CACFP: Cereals with Less Added Sugar
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CACFP: Adding Whole Grains to Your Menu
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CACFP: Yogurts with Less Added Sugars
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