International Food Information Council Foundation

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Incorporated as a public education foundation in 1991 and based in Washington, DC, the International Food Information Council Foundation, is independent and not-for-profit.  We do not lobby or further any political, partisan, or corporate interest.  We bring together, work with, and provide information to consumers, health and nutrition professionals, educators, government officials, and food, beverage, and agricultural industry professionals. We have established partnerships with a wide range of credible professional organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to advance the public understanding of key issues. For example, we have a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion as part of the Dietary Guidelines Alliance, a public-private partnership focused on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPyramid Food Guidance System. Recognizing the global nature of food safety, nutrition, and health issues, the Foundation extends its mission internationally. We share education materials with an independent network of Food Information Organizations and partners from around the world. We also serve as a news media resource. We provide science-based information to the media and refer journalists to our 350 independent, credentialed experts on a variety of nutrition and food safety topics.

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September is here, and with it comes a new morning routine. A lot of kids are heading back to school this week, so instead of packing the car to go to the pool or the beach, it’s time to pack lunches. Coincidentally, September is also Food Safety Education Month (be sure to check out our website for upcoming events). This is a great reminder that it’s important to prepare and store those school lunches safely.…
June [was] National Dairy Month–a time to appreciate and enjoy all of the wonderful aspects of dairy products, such as the taste and nutrition benefits, as well as the process that has contributed to making milk safe. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intake of dairy products is linked to improved bone health, and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It is also associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type…
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and thanks – a time to be thankful for the bountiful blessings of life, family and home.  It is especially memorable for the festivities and memorable celebrations where the meal is the special guest and is welcomed by family and friends. If you’re like my family, Thanksgiving and all other large dinners are meant to be enjoyed and not to be feared.  We’ve never been afraid of food.  However,…
As a Registered Dietitian (RD) who has dedicated more than 30 years of my work and volunteer life to child nutrition, I’m bewildered by the intensity of efforts to ban flavored milk from schools. Petition drives, community forums, hyperbolic sound bites – really? Is this all about 10 or 12 grams of sugar? I wonder if these confrontational tactics are best the thing for improving children’s nutrition. Might our time be better spent collaborating on…
Recently a peer-reviewed study appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives that suggested a significant drop in levels of bisphenol A when the study participants consumed a diet that avoided contact with BPA. This study reflects what a number of recent studies have already proven: BPA is rapidly excreted from the body and therefore reduces any risk of toxic effects. While this study may have sparked attention and interest from a number of safety and health-conscious zealots,…
Consumer concern about food contaminated by radiation from damaged nuclear power plants in Japan is unwarranted at this time.  The level of radiation that could potentially reach the USA is anticipated to be very low and winds will dissipate it further. The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency were a devastating blow to the people of Japan.  Our hearts go out to those who continue to suffer extreme hardships as these unfortunate events continue to evolve.…