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Back-to-School Menu Makeover

8/13/2014

With ‘Back to School’ advertisements flooding our lives, it's safe to say that, for many kids, school is back in session.  While sending your children off for the next stage of their lives, you may note that their eating habits have taken a turn for the worse while they were enjoying their summer days of freedom.

Is Chicken from China Safe?

8/12/2014

Recently, Best Food Facts recevied a reader question asking, "Is chicken that is processed in China and sold in the U.S. safe to eat?" To answer this question, we reached out to Patricia Curtis, PhD, professor and director of Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute.

Running Down the Big 8 Allergens

8/11/2014

The Big 8 Allergens include milk, eggs, fish, wheat, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and soya (soybean). 90% of all food allergies in the U.S. are caused by the Big 8.

Eating Better: Teff’s Mighty Nutrition

8/7/2014

Take your taste buds on a no-passport-required journey with whole grain teff. The tiny, yet mighty, North African cereal grain is gluten-free, an excellent source of vitamin C and rich in fiber, protein and calcium.

Meet an Expert: Peter Davies, PhD

8/6/2014

Dr. Peter Davies is a Professor in the Swine Health and Production Department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davies specializes in pig health as well as diseases and how pigs are raised. He is also passionate about societal issues related to food animal production, disease surveillance and regional disease control.

Should I Eat Carbs?

8/5/2014

There’s a whole lot of confusion about whole grains.  A battle over the breadbasket rages as advocates and experts take sides – either for or against the grain.

There Is More to Canning

7/28/2014

When you’re ready to move beyond Canning 101, check out all of the incredible things you can do through canning and preservation methods.

Don’t Fall For “Diet” Deception

7/25/2014

During the summer months, it’s second nature to reach for the so-called “lighter” food options such as salads, cold soups, frozen drinks and fresh fruit. But these “light and fresh” options don’t always translate to being light in calories. 

Eating Better: Protein Packed Soy

7/23/2014

When farmers began growing soy in Asia in the 11th Century B.C., they used the seed of the soy plant to create an assortment of fresh, fermented, and dried foods.

Meet Alice from Hip Foodie Mom

7/21/2014

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom serves up delicious recipes, beautiful food photography, and a side dish of mom moments that will melt your heart.

Eating Better: Four Foodie Favorites You Should Have on Your Radar

7/19/2014

It’s easy to fall into the hum-drum sameness of fixing and eating the same meals every week. Why not take a cue from some of Best Food Facts’ favorite bloggers and add some of these foodie favorites into your weekly rotation?

The Science of Canning

7/16/2014

Similar to the enduring appeal of pearls and the little black dress, canning fresh fruits and vegetables is an art form that never goes out of style.

Taking the Mystery Out of Science

7/15/2014

Some of our favorite eats and drinks are the result of the happy intersection between food and science. Impress your friends and family with these food science snippets at your next picnic or barbeque.

Gluten 101

7/14/2014

There's no shortage of information about celiac disease, and that presents challenges for anyone wanting to know more about how it impacts diet and health. Best Food Facts has compiled information from the experts to help you navigate the topic of gluten.

Tips for Healthy Eating on Your Summer Road Trip

7/14/2014

Best Food Facts Nutrition Advisor Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, puts Access Hollywood viewers in the driver's seat with her road rules on healthy eating.

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