IFT March 2013 Media Update-Wellness Edition

March 11, 2013

To:        Reporters, Editors, Producers and Bloggers
From:    IFT Media Relations

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) March Media Update features information from IFT Wellness 13, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, IFT news and webcasts.

Mindy Weinstein—Director of Media Relations, 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org
Stephanie Callahan—Media Relations Specialist, 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org

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Following is a compilation of information and videos from IFT Wellness 13. This two-day event offered a unique blend of unbiased perspectives, the latest research, and news about emerging trends in healthful foods.  Presentations and speaker interviews are available upon request. Please attribute content to the IFT Wellness 13 conference.

Year in Health—What Mattered Most to Consumers
Michael W. Smith, M.D., Medical Director and Chief Medical Editor, WebMD listed the top 10 food and beverage stories in 2012:

  • Michael SmithThe Truth About Belly Fat
  • Benefits of Flaxseed
  • Top 10 Iron Rich Foods
  • Lose Weight Dangers
  • Truth About HCG for Weight Loss
  • 15 Foods to Help You Lose
  • The 3 Day Diet
  • 15 Best Diet Tips Ever
  • Glycemic Index Diet
  • Health Benefits of Green Tea

Taylor Wallace

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Teenagers not getting enough calcium
Taylor C. Wallace, Ph.D., FACN, Senior Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), says CRN research shows 14-to-18 year-olds aren’t getting enough calcium in their diet.

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Penny Kris EthertonEmerging Research Shows Using Healthy Oils Can Reduce the Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, says processed foods can be made healthier for consumers by replacing saturated fat and trans fats with unsaturated fats.

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Britt Burton FreemanNew Research on How Microbes Affect Aging
Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nutrition Research, IIT’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), says polyphenols and resistant starch could be used to help people live longer by changing the microbiome, the microbes that live in our gut.

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Miriam NelsonKids are Eating Less Calories
Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., Professor, Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director, John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Tufts University, says we’ve reached the tipping point when it comes to fighting childhood obesity.

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Food Science Student Team from University of Arkansas Wins Heart-Healthy Product Development Competition with SimplyHeart
Heart-Healthy Winning TeamThe Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and CanolaInfo are proud to announce the winner of the Heart-Healthy Product Development Competition held at the IFT Wellness 13 Conference in Rosemont, Ill. The winning student team is from the food science program at the University of Arkansas developed Simply Heart, a banana and cinnamon flavored breakfast bar.

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IFT-LIVE WEBCAST: FDA Food Product Tracing Pilots
March 19, 2013 9:30—11:00AM CT
This webcast will highlight important findings, recommendations and next steps from the Food Product Tracing Pilots, under contract for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as identified in the report developed by IFT and recently released by the FDA. (Read more)

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the public release of their report for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on the outcomes of two pilot projects designed to test and study various product tracing practices for fresh produce and processed foods.

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Registration is complementary for credentialed media. Please contact Mindy Weinstein at mweinstein@ift.org or Stephanie Callahan at scallahan@ift.org

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Scientific Status Summary Addresses Antimicrobial Resistance

A new scientific status summary in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety outlines the challenges and complexities regarding antimicrobial resistance from the perspectives of four experts in the field.

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Registration Now Open for IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2013 in Chicago
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society for professionals engaged in the science of food, food technology, and related areas in industry, academia, and government, today announced that registration for the annual (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2013 in Chicago July 13-16 at McCormick Place is now officially open.

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Registration is complimentary for credentialed media. Please contact Mindy Weinstein at mweinstein@ift.org or Stephanie Callahan at scallahan@ift.org.

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