Introducing the NC Food Innovation Lab

July 25, 2018

Read the original article on the NC State website. The North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center, a soon-to-be hub for plant-based food science and manufacturing advancement, is undergoing some change. For starters, a new name: the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab. According to Mario Ferruzzi, a professor in the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute […]

Tips to Make Pokémon Go a Real-Time Healthy Experience

August 08, 2016

Whether players are catching or hatching them all, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and neighboring downtown Kannapolis have Poke Stops, gyms, and plenty of Pokémon plus the scientific expertise in nutrition, plant biology and human health that, believe it or not, will boost your Poke play. Get those steps in As the Pokemon theme song […]

5 Ways Berries Can Improve Your Health

May 26, 2016

Originally published in Charlotte Magazine by Allison Futterman Scientist Mary Ann Lila is internationally known for her work with berries. As director of N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, she’s involved in projects with the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Army, and NASA. She and […]

Smoothie Pancakes

April 28, 2016

Ingredients for Pancakes: Blueberries Banana Milk Egg Whole-wheat flour Baking powder Greek yogurt Optional: nuts, cinnamon, honey, etc. for serving pancakes Directions: Place 3/4 cups of blueberries, 1 large banana, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tsp. baking powder, and 1 3/4 cup flour into blender. Stir in another 3/4 cups blueberries. Coat skillet and […]

Add superfruits to dairy foods to make a superfood

March 10, 2016

By Sharon Geddes. Read the original article in Dairy Foods. Yogurt has often been touted as a superfood. Adding a superfruit, one with superior antioxidant properties, can bestow additional star power. New research indicates that whole fruits — those that include the peel — may offer the greatest antioxidant capacity. Beyond yogurt, healthy fruits can […]

Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

February 04, 2016

By Emily Abbate Read the original article on SHAPE. Ready to totally rock your next workout? Then it’s time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit If you want a better workout, you may want to add bananas to that morning smoothie, says a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. After fasting overnight, […]

Breaking Down the New Dietary Guidelines – Sugar

January 22, 2016

At the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina, university and corporate scientists are devoted to identifying connections between fruits, vegetables, and the beneficial nutrients they have to offer in a daily diet. A series of articles over the next six weeks will break down the fundamentals of the new dietary guidelines and illustrate […]

Scientists for a day: NC Research Campus hosts elementary students

November 18, 2015

By Rebecca Rider Read the original story in the Salisbury Post. Don your lab coats and snap on your latex gloves because kids in Kannapolis are brewing up their curiosity in laboratories at the North Carolina Research Campus. Tuesday, fourth- and sixth-graders from Kannapolis City Schools were invited into the Plants for Human Health Institute […]

DOLE Specialists Get Schooled in Nutrition at NC Research Campus

August 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus   William Goldfield Dole Food Company (818) 874-4647   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Aug 11, 2014) — It’s not enough that Dole sales and marketing specialists serve as the public face for one of the world’s largest providers of fresh fruit and vegetables. They […]

Combined fruit and vegetable intake is correlated with improved inflammatory and oxidant status from a cross-sectional study in a community setting.

January 11, 2012

Combined fruit and vegetable intake is correlated with improved inflammatory and oxidant status from a cross-sectional study in a community setting. Nutrients. January 2012. Root MM, McGinn MC, Nieman DC, Henson DA, Heinz SA, Shanely RA, Knab AM, Jin F. Appalachian State University Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, Boone, NC; Human Performance Lab, […]