Food Science Is Caught Between the Head and the Heart

Food Science Is Caught Between the Head and the Heart

A few weeks ago, a scientific claim linking canola oil to Alzheimer’s disease risk raised an intriguing question: When it comes to healthy eating, do we have to choose between the head and the heart? In other words, is it possible that foods promoted as good for cardiovascular health, such as canola oil, are bad for the brain?

NUTRITION: To keep resolutions, the trick is in the details

NUTRITION: To keep resolutions, the trick is in the details

Many New Year’s resolutions are health, diet and fitness related, and now that we are into the New Year, take some time to reexamine those resolutions. Most often, our motivation for our resolution is the highest during the beginning of the year. Try to harness that motivation and keep it going throughout the entire year.

Penn State Researchers Work to Spread Food Safety Practices Globally

Penn State Researchers Work to Spread Food Safety Practices Globally

Food safety practices that Americans take for granted — washing hands with soap, refrigeration, and not cutting raw meat and vegetables on the same surface without disinfection — are not widely practiced in other places around the world, and researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences want to change that.