March is National Nutrition Month®!
The theme of National Nutrition Month is "Put Your Best Fork Forward" this year, emphasizing the importance of small behavior changes.
Improving Dietary Resilience to Support Aging
The aging population is growing and is susceptible to "nutrition frailty", which can decrease quality of life, mobility, and dependence in later years. This review identifies possible nutrition solutions to support resilience in aging.
Whole Grains Show Benefits for Gut Health, Immunity, and Weight Control
The studies described here show that whole grains can improve energy balance, gut health, and immune health markers.
Ten Key Health and Wellness Trends 2017
Wondering what's on the horizon for health and wellness for the industry in 2017? Check out this handy visual.
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?
Obesity may influence our ability to retain or improve our memory as we get older.
Consumption of Low-Calorie Sweeteners Continues to Rise in US Children and Adults
Alternative sweeteners have been determined to be safe for foods and effective at reducing calories, but consumption has been increasing and many consumers still seek to avoid them in their foods.
Mediterranean Diet May Help Retain Brain Volume As We Age
In our later years, loss of brain mass is a common occurrence and could impact cognitive health. This study describes a possible link between brain volume and diet.
Top Content of 2016 from the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute
A review of the most viewed content on the Institute website
Avoid Fad Diets in Your New Year's Resolution
Tips on finding realistic approaches to weight loss instead of fads that sound (and are!) too good to be true.
Changes to Nutrient Daily Values Will Impact Content Claims for Some Nutrients in 2018 (USA)
A summary of Daily Values and unit changes on the Nutrition Facts Label
What is the Verdict for Common Cold Remedies?
We take a look at some of the most common nutritional remedies used for fighting the common cold.
Dietitian Advice for Holiday Eating
The holidays can be a chaotic time for healthy eating when the tide of tasty treats rolls in. Here are some dietitian tips to set you up for success.
New Review Finds Protein Quality Impacts Muscle Gain After Exercise
Leucine is key when it comes to stimulating muscle protein synthesis, but all proteins contain different levels of this vital amino acid.
Study: Wellmune Reduces Illness Risk in Children
A recently published clinical study has found that Wellmune can protect children from illness.
The Expanding Need for Functional Foods
Kerry authors explore the roles that functional foods, individuals, government and the food industry can play in the fight against obesity in a new article published on AP Food Online.
The Gradual Magic Bullet for Cardiovascular Disease
Improving diet and lifestyle continues to be a vital component in the strategy to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Review seeks to understand snacking behavior
Scientists recently attempted to identify areas for dietary intervention and improvement in the area of snacking by answering the questions “What is a snack?”, “Why do we snack?”, and “what food choices are people making when they snack?”
FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods
In May 20, 2016, the U.S. FDA took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States to aid informed decision-making.
Recent review lends support for role of dairy foods in health.
A recent review, Dairy Foods: Current Evidence of their Effects on Bone, Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, and Digestive Health.
Timing of Protein Can Aid Healthy Aging
One of the enduring health challenges with ageing is the loss of lean tissue mass or muscle. Protein is a critical nutrient for building muscle.
Study Finds Taking Wellmune® Helps Keep Children Significantly Healthier
BELOIT, WI, ─ January 18, 2016 – Wellmune®, the immune strengthening bakers yeast beta glucan used in food, beverages, and supplements, helps to keep children significantly healthier by decreasing episodes of common childhood illnesses.
The Safety of Sodium Reduction in the Food Supply: A Cross Discipline Balancing Act
Authors(s): Michael Q. Kemp, PhD, RD
Read about strategies to approach the complex public health initiative of sodium reduction