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SAN FRANCISCO -- From the lycopene found in tomatoes, to the Omega-3 fatty acids in tuna, Del Monte Foods here said it is showcasing the many health benefits of its fruit, vegetable, and tuna products at this year's American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference.
& Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 16-19.
"Health and wellness is one of the primary trends in the marketplace today," said Richard G. Wolford, chairman and c.e.o. of Del Monte Foods. "And with obesity, heart disease and diabetes on the continued rise in the United States, we are leveraging Del Monte's healthy product portfolio and programs to educate consumers about simple steps they can make to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle."
Del Monte will ighlight a number of new products and programs that will launch throughout 2006 and beyond, including no-sugar added fruits, a growing organic portfolio, and more.
"The ADA Conference gives Del Monte an opportunity to communicate with a critical audience," said Laura Molseed, Del Monte's in-house dietitian. "From obesity treatment to child nutrition programs, studies show that the work of registered dietitians can positively impact consumer health and wellness. Del Monte Foods recognizes the crucial role dietitians play in educating Americans about the significance of nutrition in a healthy lifestyle.