2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
IFT has created a new webpage focused on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as a way to share all of the valuable resources related to the 2010 Guidelines that IFT has available. These resources include a recent webcast on Implications of the Guidelines, recent articles in Food Technology magazine, IFT comments to the Advisory Committee, and findings from this Fall’s IFT, ADA, IFIC, and ILSI NA-sponsored Dietary Guidelines Roundtables.
Face-to-Face: Meet Gary Beauchamp
In this month’s Face-to-Face series, we will be introducing you to Gary Beauchamp, Director at Monell Chemical Senses Center. In addition to his interest in genetics of taste perception, Gary enjoys researching the development of human chemosensory perception and preference, genetics and behavior of individual olfactory identity, and adult human flavor perception. Learn how Gary’s research impacts the food industry in IFT’s Face-to-Face.
New Content Notifications
To make sure you don’t miss out on the latest and greatest content from IFT, you can now sign up for alerts for Journal of Food Science, Food Technology magazine, and The ePerspective. When the latest issue of Journal of Food Science or Food Technology debuts, you will receive an email with the table of contents for the issue. For The ePerspective, every time there is a new post you will be notified by email. And don’t forget about our e-newsletters: The Weekly is delivered every Wednesday and the Nutraceutical & Functional Foods newsletter comes out monthly.
Orange Sweet Potatoes May Address Vitamin A Deficiencies
An article published in the March issue Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (CRFSFS) discusses how orange sweet potatoes could help prevent vitamin A deficiency in developing countries where this nutritional disease causes over 600,000 deaths per year. According to the author, Betty J. Burri, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in these countries where vitamin A deficiency is common, it would help if the food industry could find ways to increase the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes.
New Community Alerts
If you’re a member of an IFT division group, you are now receiving real-time e-mail alerts when something new is posted in that group. To easily increase or decrease the frequency of these e-mail communications, go to your group page, click on the green “Group Settings” tab, and adjust your alert/digest settings.
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