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FIC Member Sheryl Barringer Discusses Garlic Breath in Popular Science

Short answer: eat an apple Read more

Franklinton Gardens Awarded USDA Grant to Expand Healthy Food Access

Franklinton Gardens, a 2.5-acre urban farm in the West Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio that spans 12 production sites has been awarded a three-year $135,010 United States Department of Agriculture [USDA] National Institute for Food and Agriculture [NIFA] Community Food Projects Competitive Grant. Read more

Study by Jan Kiecolt-Glaser and Martha Belury Finds Stress Can Erase the Perks of Choosing 'Good' Fat Sources

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. Read more

FIC Member David Nagib's New NIH MIRA Grant a Game-Changer for Drug Discovery

FIC member David Nagib, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, just received a significant award that encourages promising new and early stage investigators to tackle ambitious, far-reaching projects that impact health. Read more

Martha Belury voted chair-elect of Nutritional Sciences Council

FIC member Martha Belury, the Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Ecology, will be chair-elect of the Nutritional Sciences Council of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) for 2016 through 2018. Read more

FIC Member Ahmed Yousef Discusses the Challenging Fight Against Listeria

FIC member Dr. Ahmed Yousef, a professor of Food Science and Technology, discusses the bacteria Listeria with WOSU Read more

Brian Roe on All Sides with Ann Fisher Discussing Food Waste in America

FIC member Brian Roe, McCormick Professor of Agricultural Marketing and Policy in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, was featured on All Sides with Ann Fisher discussing food waste in America and promoting his upcoming event Read more

FIC member Brian Roe’s new study reveals that only half of consumers realize that throwing away food is a problem

A new Ohio State study reveals that only about half of American consumers realize that throwing away food is a problem, and many find some benefit in doing so. Read more

FIC Member Andrew Hanks' New Study Finds Healthy Marketing Influences Kids Eating Habits

Marketing to children is controversial in some circles, but this study illuminates its potential if done well and with the best interest of kids in mind. Read more

Can a black-raspberry drink restore oral microbiomes damaged by smoking and prevent cancers of the mouth?

Four OSUCCC – James researchers are collaborating to learn whether a food-based approach using a novel black raspberry drink might help prevent oral cancer, with a focus on how the microbiome may play a key role in this relationship. Read more