A reader recently asked about housing conditions for egg-laying hens, wondering which housing system is most humane. The Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply recently studied this very topic, so we looked to their research results for insight.
The newest member of the Best Food Facts team, Susan, brought us something unusual – an albino squash that grew in her garden! Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, helps to explain this mysterious veggie.
A recent study shows that lack of physical activity is the biggest predictor of childhood obesity. So what can parents do to help their kids reduce this risk?
Allergy season is upon us and with an estimated 50 million Americans affected, you probably are or know someone who suffers from what is often called hay fever. Those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies probably spend a lot of time looking for cures and wondering if anything can help prevent allergies. One of the more popular preventative measures people have adopted is taking local honey with hopes that its pollen content will help build one’s immunity - but does this really work? To help us answer this question, we reached out to Dr. Steve L. Taylor, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Technology and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Originally posted February 24, 2015.
How often do you find yourself wondering what's for dinner? If you answered "every night," you're certainly not alone. We checked in with registered dietitian Ann Dunaway Teh and food blogger Melanie Bauer from Melanie Makes for some helpful menu planning tips.
Have you noticed that eggs cost a little more than they used to? We looked into the reasons for this and why some eggs may end up costing more than others.
Think healthy foods can't be affordable? Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, says that with a little planning and strategy, your family can enjoy healthy foods...affordably!
It's back to school time! As parents across the country rejoice, they also realize that their kids are still going to need to eat every day. And if they're going to eat something that's actually (gasp!) good for them, a little pre-planning and creativity is in order.
Confused about fats? What makes fat "good" or "bad" and where can we find these fats? We provide the skinny on fats.
Is it a superfood? Is it toxic? Recently, there's been a lot of news surrounding the health benefits and safety of kale. We talked with Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to answer some questions about this cruciferous vegetable.
Oils are great for cooking, baking and dressing, but with so many options to choose from, what oil is the best for what? And are some oils healthier than others? This helpful infographic will assist you in making the best decision for your oil needs.
Thanks for making July a great month here at Best Food Facts! We noticed you showed a little bit of extra love for a few posts, too! If you haven't yet - check out the top Best Food Facts posts from July. Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Originally posted November 15, 2010.
Organic foods have gained popularity due to the perception that organic foods are safe, wholesome and all around better for you. To find out if this is true, we reached out to Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.
A new study from researchers at the University of California-Riverside found a diet high in soybean oil caused increased weight gain and diabetes in mice. Since soybean oil is found in many foods that we consume every day, we wanted to know what implications the study findings may have on our health (and waist lines!).
Food is universal, bringing friends and family together across the globe. Stories are shared as dishes are passed around the dining room table and memories are made in the kitchen. But what happens when you add a picky eater to the mix? Sarah Downs, MBA, RDN, with Best Food Facts has some tips on how to get picky eaters to try new foods!