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Foodborne Illnesses: Bacteria

What is Foodborne Illness? Foodborne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. Often people may not recognize that the illness is caused by...

Foodborne Illnesses: Viruses

Viral Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that result in vomiting...

Botulism

What is Botulism? Botulism is a food poisoning caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum and its spores are everywhere. It is prevalent in soil and water...

Obesity

What is Obesity? Obesity is a weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height. Overweight and obesity can result from an energy imbalance or excess fat in the body....

Planning Meals for a Family

Eating Meals at Home Has Benefits Many of today’s children and adults are part of a generation that has grown up in restaurants and fast-food eateries. Preparing and eating meals at home is a better...

Mental Health and Diabetes

People living with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. In fact, the rates of depression are two times greater for people with...

Prediabetes

Prediabetes, or borderline diabetes, is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. In the United States, 88 million adults,...

Planning to Eat Out

Why Do You Eat Out? Most American consumers desire quick, easy, and flavorful food. Eating out has become part of our busy everyday lifestyle. The typical American eats more than five meals per week...

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

What are Non-Nutritive Sweeteners? Non-nutritive sweeteners are sweetening agents that have a higher sweetening intensity and a lower caloric content than caloric sweeteners like sucrose or corn...

E-cigarettes (Electronic Cigarettes)

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-hookah, vape pens, vapes, tank systems, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), have recently gained popularity over...

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