Seven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

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By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition. This year marked the Academy’s 100th birthday, so the celebration in our home town of Chicago was extra special. I was thrilled to be there with a record-breaking 13,000 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) peers … Read moreSeven Favorite Finds from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE)

October is Non-GMO Month

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The Natural and Organic industry promotes ideologies and practices that hearken back to the days of yore – heirloom varieties, crop rotation, non-persistent pesticides & herbicides, and complete exclusion of GMO seed to name a few. Today, innovative brands are providing health and wellness options by merging these traditions with renewed understanding of relationships between … Read moreOctober is Non-GMO Month

Plant-Based Nutrition

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Plant-based nutrition is a key pillar of the natural and organic industry. Mismanagement of the food system, namely livestock agriculture, has led to the rise of vegetarians and an ever more devout vegan subset. However, simply removing meat and dairy from packaged foods doesn’t nip high-sugar, fat, or sodium intake in the bud – existing … Read morePlant-Based Nutrition