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DSM and Republic of Tatarstan sign MOU for fortified nutrition

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announces today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Health Care of the Republic of Tatarstan with the aim of modernizing the Republic`s public health sector through fortified nutrition. The MOU was signed today in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in the presence of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands.

Under the terms of the MOU, DSM and the Ministry of Health Care of the Republic of Tatarstan will implement a study for the provision of vitamins to patients (children and adults) admitted for treatment to in-patient hospitals to measure the effectiveness of a specially developed vitamin and mineral complex. Following a positive outcome, the objective is to start adding vitamins/minerals when providing in-patient medical care in hospitals in the Republic of Tatarstan.

The strategic partnership between DSM and the Republic of Tatarstan has been developed within the framework of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands. The Russian Federation`s Healthy Nutrition strategy for 2020 aims at preserving and strengthening public health and preventing of nutrition related diseases. It has been concluded that based on the current demographic situation in the Russian Federation, a change in nutrition patterns is needed to increase the life expectancy of the Russian population.

Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, said: "On behalf of the Republic of Tatarstan I fully support DSM in its efforts to further develop its successful cooperation that started in 2010 in Naberezhnye Chelny with the production of animal nutrition. Full and regular supply of the body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements is one of the key factors in maintaining health. This joint project of DSM, the Institute of Nutrition and the Ministry of Health will enable the introduction of preventive fortification as a standard provision of medical assistance in the hospitals of the Republic."

Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, said: "As the world`s largest producer of micronutrients, DSM has the expertise and resources needed to support an effective governmental food fortification program. An insufficient vitamin A intake can have a negative effect on the efficiency of hospital treatment, but also lowers patients` resistance. I am proud that we will work with the Ministry of Health Care in Tatarstan to begin to reduce vitamin deficiencies and subsequently increase life expectancy and I hope we will be able to expand this initiative to other regions of the Russian Federation."

For DSM, Russia is one of the High Growth Economies the company is focusing on in executing its strategy DSM in motion: driving focused growth. DSM`s main business areas in Russia are food and feed ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediate products, biotechnology, UHMWPE-based materials, resins and engineering plastics. Through its business activities, DSM meets the needs and trends in the Russian Federation. In 2012, DSM celebrated 20 years of presence in Russia.

In 2010 DSM started a joint venture in Tatarstan to contribute to Russia`s goal of reaching a higher self-sufficiency in animal protein production and supply by securing better animal nutrition. In 2011 DSM entered into a long-term partnership in the area of engineering plastics with JSC KuibyshevAzot in Tolyatti (Samara Region) in order to supply locally produced products to the automotive and electrical & electronics industries.

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM) Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM`s 23,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around 9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at http://www.dsm.com.

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Leading nutrition organizations issue call to prioritize child nutrition for a healthier, more prosperous Asia

As government, medical, academic and industry representatives gather at the first regional World Health Summit in Singapore, a group of nutrition organizations including global non-government organizations and Royal DSM called for urgent action to ensure adequate nutrition for children in their first 1,000 days of life.

A third of all children in Asia are stunted, or too short for their age - a key indicator of chronic malnutrition. Malnutrition during a child`s critical early years damages their intellectual and physical development, limiting their future economic participation, and increases their vulnerability to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in adulthood. The World Bank estimates that India, where 48% of children are stunted and over 30% of children are born with a low birth weight, loses approximately 3% of annual GDP due to malnutrition.

The nutrition group, which includes World Vision, Save the Children, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Essential Micronutrients Foundation and industry partner Royal DSM, called on Summit delegates to commit to nutrition support as a key input to sustainable health and economic development outcomes. It called on governments to promote adequate health and nutrition for women of reproductive age, particularly pregnant and lactating women, to ensure their children have a head-start in good nutritional status. Through public-private partnerships, the private sector can support countries in improving diets by fortifying staples and making vitamin and mineral supplements affordable to the poor.

"The nutritional challenges faced by millions of children across Asia, coupled with increased economic inequality, can only be tackled through strong public-private partnerships. This combination of expertise and experience, with a profound sense of responsibility, are the very best tools we have for ridding the world of malnutrition," said Stephan Tanda, Managing Board Member of Royal DSM, on behalf of the group, adding that it welcomed interest and participation from key stakeholders across both sectors.

Singapore`s successes in maternal and child health can serve as a model for other countries. Since its independence, the country has achieved one of the lowest infant and under-five mortality rates in the world. With its strategic location and regional hub status in Asia, Singapore can play an important role in fostering greater public-private partnerships in the region to improve nutrition in the first 1,000 days.

Malnutrition is associated with poor feeding practices and other lack of access clean water, sanitation, healthcare, social protection and initiatives to empower women. There is compelling evidence connecting maternal nutrition to increased risks in their offspring of developing chronic disease, particularly diabetes and heart disease, later in life. Both undernutrition and overnutrition can have long term adverse effects. Of particular concern is the rapidly rising incidence of gestational diabetes and maternal obesity in Asia, which has major implications for the next generation.

"Economic growth alone will not solve the world`s nutrition problems - political leadership is absolutely necessary," asserted the group. "Governments must understand that investing in both mother and child nutrition, especially in the first 1000 days, means investing in their country`s economic future."

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DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM) Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM`s 23,500 employees deliver annual net sales of about 9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Driven by a vision of a world without malnutrition, GAIN was created in 2002 at a Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Children. GAIN supports public-private partnerships to increase access to the missing nutrients in diets necessary for people, communities and economies to be stronger and healthier. With a current daily reach of over 667 million people in more than 30 countries, GAIN`s goal is to improve the lives of one billion people by 2015 within the most vulnerable populations around the world through access to sustainable nutrition solutions. Website: http://www.gainhealth.org/

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Herbalife Becomes First Official Nutrition Sponsor of the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Herbalife (HLF) announced an exclusive nutrition sponsorship deal with Latin musics premier event, the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards taking place in Miami on April 22-25.

As official nutrition sponsor of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, Herbalife will supply all attendees, speakers and artists with nutritious snacks such as protein bars, hydration and energy drinks throughout the event. Herbalife products will also be available at the VIP lounge for conference panelists at the JW Marriott Marquis, and at the Artist Gifting Suite at the BankUnited Center in Miami.

The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards Presented by State Farm in Association with Pepsi features three days of provocative presentations and panel discussions, exclusive Q&As, never-before-heard case studies from the biggest brands and digital marketers; cutting-edge artist showcases featuring some of the hottest acts; and access to parties and networking opportunities with senior executives and artists who are moving the industry forward. Registration to the Conference also includes access to the Billboard BASH a pre-Billboard Latin Music Awards party featuring performances by some of this years finalists - and The Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by State Farm. The Billboard Latin Music Awards, produced and broadcast live by Telemundo, is the only recognition that truly reflects the best in Latin music, as determined by actual sales and radio play. For more information, please visit: http://www.BillboardLatinConference.com, or follow the event on: Facebook/Billboard and Twitter: @Billboard with the hashtag #BBLATIN.

We are truly excited about partnering this year with the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards and introducing our brand and our line of products to the Latin music community. We believe its a great fit and look forward to continue promoting a healthy lifestyle and keeping all conference attendees and talent properly hydrated and energized throughout the conference and during rehearsals, stated Ibi Fleming, senior vice president and managing director, Herbalife North America.

Herbalife, a global nutrition company that sells weight management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle, has traditionally been associated with sports sponsorships such as the Los Angeles Galaxy, FC Barcelona and Leo Messi. With this new agreement, Herbalife is expanding its brand awareness and exposure to the Latin music industry and hundreds of music professionals, including radio programmers and top recording Latin artists.

Having Herbalife join this years line of partners as official nutrition sponsor is a perfect match for our event, said Cebele Marquez, Sponsorship and Business Development Manager. We want to ensure that our conference attendees, speakers and participating artists stay healthy and properly energized during the multiple panel sessions and events leading up to the awards show on April 25. Were delighted to welcome Herbalife as a sponsor and look forward to a great program.

Herbalife also sponsors over 100 sporting events, teams and athletes around the world that reflect the companys commitment to a healthy active life supported by good nutrition. These sponsorships include the Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon, and Pumas soccer club in Mexico.

About Herbalife Ltd.

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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Newly Developed Nutrition Program Promises Everyday People an Easy and Effective Way to Good Health

Health guru Yuri Elkaim is sharing his revolutionary yet simple-to-follow nutrition program through SuperNutritionAcademy.com, and he promises regular folks reliable health results that will change the way they consume and understand food.

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For Mr. Elkaim, the path to correct understanding was not easy as theres just too much information about health and nutrition these days a lot of them even contradict each other, hence creating great confusion for those who are looking for the most effective ways to lose weight, gain more energy and really improve their overall health. When it comes to working with available information, he says, The solution isnt more information but the right information, and people should learn to be selective of the information they consume as with the food they eat.

Through the well-researched and scientifically-backed bite-sized health and nutrition lessons (developed through 13 years of research and over 1,000 hours of additional research) Mr. Elkaim provides through the Super Nutrition Academy, anyone can become their own health master. At a very affordable fee, they can gain a better understanding of how their body and food interact and thats really what would create a change in their bodies and attitude towards their food choices, preparation and intake.

Many of the worlds most respected health and nutrition professionals laud the lessons and their efficacy. Sean Croxton, founder of Underground Wellness and author of Dark Side of Fat Loss, raves about the program: Yuri (err, Professor) Elkaim has put together an online curriculum loaded with truth bombs. And best of all, this course is structured with everyone in mind. Even I learned a lot while going through the modules! Meanwhile, Jeff Anderson , Founder & Editor of Do This Be Fit Publications says, Hands down, Yuri is my go-to guru when it comes to uncovering the secrets of natural nutrition and achieving an enlightened state of health-consciousness. Ive always prided myself on living a fit lifestyle, but each time I speak with Yuri, I learn something new that allows me to tweak my own personal wellness plan a little bit more and reap the rewards his extensive knowledge has gifted me.

With these reviews, Mr. Elkaim is definitely doing things right and he continues to share his expert knowledge about a wide range of health topics like the dangers of sugar, juicing benefits, common food allergies and so much more. To learn more about the nutrition program that Mr. Elkaim has developed and his take on different health issues, visit http://www.SuperNutritionAcademy.com.

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Federal nutrition changes nibble at region's school lunch programs

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / BRETT CRAWFORD Jasmine Santiago, 15, a freshman at Fitchburg High School, reaches for a fruit cup during lunch on Friday.

While other areas are suffering school-lunch revenue losses due to new federal nutrition guidelines put in place at the beginning of this school year, local districts seem to be reporting only small decreases in lunch participation rates.

Jill Lucius, nutrition-services director for Sodexo-managed Fitchburg schools cafeterias, said Friday the district is experiencing about a 4 percent decline in lunch participation from last year.

In October 2011, 82 percent of the district's students bought lunch, while in October 2012, 78 percent did, she said. In February 2012, there was 81 percent participation, while this past February saw 77 percent, Lucius said.

These numbers, however, are skewed a bit by the district's high free- and reduced-lunch rate. This school year, about 71 percent of Fitchburg students qualified for free lunch, while 6 percent qualified for reduced lunch, according to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

When it comes to the remaining 23 percent that pay full price, however, that is where the district is seeing the sharpest decline in lunch participation.

"It's so obvious when you look at the numbers, that the paid category is where we're having a problem," Lucius said.

In October 2011, 60 percent of these students bought lunches, compared to only 43 percent in October 2012, she said. In February 2012, 56 percent bought lunch compared to 42 percent this past February, Lucius said. While there has been

Lucius believes Fitchburg is experiencing a smaller decline than other districts due to early implementation of the guidelines set forth by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Students are, for the most part, well-accustomed to the healthier food, she said.

Lucius said there are many more factors affecting school-lunch participation

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Featured Job: Clinical Nutrition Manager

A Fresh Approach to Great Results. Charlotte-based Compass Group North America is the leader in foodservice management and support services. By combining fresh ideas with the industrys greatest talent, we continue to set the standards for food and service excellence. Our vision for success is a powerful one to continue to rise above the competition in every aspect of our business from leading-edge technology, to purchasing, to foodservice, to catering and vending, to facilities management and support services. That kind of commitment commands only the best, and it.s our great people providing great service that generates our great results. In turn, its important to us that our talented employees be given the proper resources to achieve their fullest potential. Play a key role in our future success:Morrison Management Specialists, a member of the Compass Group, is the nations only food service company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and dining services to the healthcare and senior living communities through its two operating divisions: Morrison Healthcare Food Services and Morrison Senior Living. With over 1,200 registered dietitians, 200 executive chefs and 16,600 professional food service team members, Morrison is actively committed to fostering ways to enjoy great-tasting, healthy food through socially responsible practices and superior customer service. Morrison serves over 800 client locations in 41 states including some of the largest and most prominent integrated healthcare systems and senior living communities in the United States.

Morrison started over a half century ago with the idea of bringing our retail expertise to hospitals. Today, we are an industry leader with national reach. We are guided by values that we call The Morrison Way: trust, team, customer focus, learning, and profit. Since the beginning, our strategy hasnt changed-we achieve our goals by helping our customers meet theirs!

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Clinical Nutrition Manager in Decatur, AL

Clinical Nutrition Managers who are a part of Morrison Management Specialists make a difference. You too can make a difference.

As a Clinical Nutrition Manager you will lead the clinical nutrition teams in a 273-bed acute care medical center. Through your experience and expertise, you will manage labor and resources in order to provide for evidence-based medical nutrition therapy and superb patient care and satisfaction. In your day to day responsibilities you will ensure compliance with regulatory standards and work toward improving systems and processes.

Being a part of the Morrison Management team is about making a difference. If you are a Registered Dietitian with 3-5 years of management and/or supervisory experience, and are passionate about providing the best possible service to patients, residents and customers than we want you to join our team as a Clinical Nutrition Manager.

As a Morrison Management team member you will be eligible for comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, a 401K Plan, ADA dues and licensure fee reimbursement, and many other benefits.

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Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

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Advances in Sports and Active Nutrition 22 – 23 May 2013, London

LONDON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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After the success of our Innovations in Sports Nutrition event in 2012, Fi Conferences is delighted to announce the Advances in Sports and Active Nutrition conference which develops this theme in 2013. Traditionally, active and sports nutrition products have been focused towards elite level athletes, but you can go further. The market is being transformed by regular consumers who recognise the role that combining an active lifestyle with nutrition can play in helping their general wellbeing. Competition in this sector is growing as food and beverage manufacturers look to expand and diversify their product portfolios to profit from the rise in everyday active consumers.

The Advances in Sports and Active Nutrition conference will give you the insights and information you need to develop innovative active nutrition products that attract a broader, mass audience. We are delighted to be joined by industry experts including NBTY Europe,VSI,Nutrition Works Ltd, Cocofina, Friesland Campina, theUniversityofBirmingham and many more.

Hear how to develop new markets for active nutrition including weight management, healthy ageing and energy and alertness for the everyday consumer. Understand which ingredients to use and overcome challenges around clinical trials, health claims regulations, marketing and reformulation. Race ahead of the competition with the most attractive active nutrition products on the market.

For full programme information and to register please go to http://www.fi-sportsnutrition.com

About Fi Conferences:

Fi Conferences is an extension of Fi Europe Exhibitions, whose food ingredients event, which celebrated its 25th year in 2011, attracts over 20,000 visitors. Fi Conferences, which runs its modular conference alongside this annual exhibition, offers topic-led conferences and workshops that focus on the hottest issues facing ingredient suppliers and manufacturers in the food and beverage ingredients industry. Fi Conferences provide the information and insights needed by R&D, product development, innovation and marketing professionals at both ingredient suppliers and food & beverage manufacturers. http://www.ficonferences.com

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Kate Sharman Conference Producer Fi Conferences t: +44(0)20-7921-8429 e: kate.sharman@ubm.com

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Sports nutrition : Eating before exercise

While the pre-event meal is a key element to performance, fueling muscles and being well hydrated before exercise sessions will give Marc, Lauren and Anne the edge to train hard throughout the weeks leading up to Bayshore /upnorthlive.com photo

How often do you head out for your training run first thing in the morningbefore breakfast? Should you avoid eating before exercise if you are trying to lose weight? Does eating before exercise leave you feeling shaky, or with an upset stomach? While the pre-event meal is a key element to performance, fueling muscles and being well hydrated before exercise sessions will give Marc, Lauren and Anne the edge to train hard throughout the weeks leading up to Bayshore. Experimenting with food and drinks during training will also help them determine the best timing and tolerance for pre-exercise and pre-race foods.

Goals of nutrition before exercise include:

Fueling your brain, as well as your muscles, gives you mental stamina and focus to optimize training. While your body uses a greater share of fat for fuel while exercising in a fasted state (8 hours since your last meal) compared to doing the same workout after a carb-rich meal or snack, studies show that people are able to exercise harder and for a longer period when they consume carbs before exercise; training without pre-exercise fuel leads to decreased performance and early fatigue.

Overall, being able to exercise longer, at a higher intensity, will result in greater energy use (more calories burned), which is needed to cause fat loss. Consider the goals of your session to decide whether to eat or not before exercise. If your primary goal is to improve performance, have something to eat before exercise. If your primary goal is weight loss, as long as you will do the same amount of exercise (burn the same amount of calories, but over a longer time/distance), it is ok save your meal until after the session.

When to eat

Food eaten before exercise is only useful once it has been digested and absorbed. What and how much you eat affect how quickly you digest and absorb food. This means you need to time your meals and snacks so that the fuel is available during your exercise session. A general guide is to have a meal about 3-4 hours before exercise or a lighter snack about 1-2 hours before exercise. That said, its not always practical to eat a meal 3-4 hours before exercise. If any of the Three Amigos train early in the morning, they should choose a light snack about an hour before, even if it means getting up just a little earlier. For example, a glass of milk or juice and then some fruit or a cereal bar on the way to training can top off fuel stores. If scheduled for their long training run, Marc and Lauren can make up for their smaller carbohydrate intake prior to exercise by drinking a sports beverage during the event or training session.

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Gaspari Nutrition Featured in Nutrition Business Journal for Brand Expansion and Innovation

(PRWEB) April 03, 2013

Gaspari Nutrition, a globally distributed sport nutrition company, was showcased in the March 2013 issue of Nutrition Business Journal, a highly-regarded publication in the sports nutrition field. The article initially focused on Gasparis brand diversification, before featuring the success of its Myofusion protein series.

Initially, Gaspari Nutritions target market was bodybuilders, largely due to CEO Rich Gasparis roots as a professional himself. Richs hands-on approach and visibility have given the brand credibility within the bodybuilding community. Now, the brand has expanded to target consumers looking to build a more athletic, functional physique. With that comes the sponsorship of mixed martial artists like Frankie Edgar and Romulo Barral along with Crossfit athletes like Libby DiBiase. More and more health information is readily available to the public, and society is beginning to understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. As a result, Gaspari has made a shift to accommodate a larger audience.

As Gaspari Nutrition grows globally, its great that our hard work is recognizable to the supplement business community at large said CEO Rich Gaspari.

The average consumer, health conscious or not, is probably aware of the importance of protein in ones diet. Therefore, protein powders are one of, if not the most popular supplements in the sports nutrition industry. To find the backbone of Gaspari Nutritions success, look no further than its Myofusion protein series. Myofusions high protein, great tasting formula has translated into consistent customer loyalty throughout the years.

Gaspari Nutrition finds a way to remain in the spotlight. Recently, they switched their product lines packaging to a new, white design. Rich Gaspari received the Arnold Schwarzeneggar Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Arnold Classic. They have also released two new products, Superdrive - Pre-Training Energy Superfuel and IsoFusion Premium Whey Isolate.

About Gaspari Nutrition

Gaspari Nutrition is headquartered in Lakewood, NJ and is a rapidly expanding, healthy lifestyle sports company that develops and distributes a full line of nutritional supplements. Gasparis propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent, 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries, including over 85 Popeyes locations in Canada, and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Kroger, as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodybuilding.com, Amazon, DrugStore.com, and SupplementsCanada.com. For more information, please visit http://www.GaspariNutrition.com.

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Herbalife Appoints New Nutrition and Fitness Experts

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) announced today that it has appointed Rocio Medina, M.D. as vice president, nutrition training, and Samantha Clayton, to the newly-created position of director, worldwide fitness education.

Having served on the companys Nutrition Advisory Board since 2007, Medina will now lead Herbalifes global nutrition training with an increased focus on education for Herbalife independent distributors on the principles of nutrition and living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Medina was a professor of nutrition and obesityat the University of Monterrey in Mexico, where she designed a series of courses specializing in these areas. Along with her colleagues, shealso founded the Medical College of Surgeons and Professionals in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition at Nuevo Len in 2000, where she served as president from 2009to 2010. Additionally, Medina is a member of the National Association for the Study of Obesity,since 2004. Previously, she served as medical coordinator forthe Ministry of the Preventive Police Force of Monterrey.

Medina received her medical degree at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Leon), in Monterrey, Mexico; two nutrition and obesity post-degrees at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon and the University of Monterrey (1999-2001); and her specialization training in nutrition and obesity from University of Monterrey (2010).

Clayton will manage activities relating to exercise and fitness education forHerbalife independent Distributors and employees. She will also create, organize, and promote employee fitness programs and activities to align withthe companys corporate wellness program.

A native of Liverpool England, Clayton worked as a consultant to the company for the last two years and led the24-Fitprogram,Herbalifes first comprehensive fitness training program and DVD series. In 2000she represented England in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in both the 200mrace and the 4x100mrelay. Prior to the Olympics, she won two medals in the OlympicAAA trials;a silver medal for the 200mand a bronze for the 100mas well as a silver medal in the 4x100mrelay during the European Junior Championships. Her personal records include an11.40 in the 100m and 23.02 in the 200m. Clayton is a personal trainer and groupexercise coach throughtheAmerican Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA) and International Sport Science Association (ISSA).

About Herbalife Ltd.

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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The Velcro Companies Deliver an Innovative Packaging Closure Solution to Hill's® Pet Nutrition

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 2,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Velcro Industries, a technology-driven, global organization providing connection solutions for businesses and consumers around the world, today announced its partnership with premium pet food maker, Hill's Pet Nutrition.Velcro Industries worked with Hill's to integrate PRESS-LOK closure technology into some pet food packaging to ensure an easy, consumer friendly experience.

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"With our focus on creating smart products, services and technologies wherever items can be connected, we developed the PRESS-LOK closure solution to provide a superior experience for our customers," said Jurjen Jacobs, Vice President of Global Marketing, Velcro Industries. "VELCRO Brand products are about the art of connecting. We strive to create smart products, services and technologies that will benefit brands and consumers across a wide spectrum of industries and we ensure a secure closure with our innovative PRESS-LOK fastening solution."

"There are many tangible consumer benefits that the PRESS-LOK closure system provides to our Hill's Science Diet packaging," said Christopher Rector, Director of Marketing of Hill's U.S. "The PRESS-LOK application providesa fast, effective and stress-free bag closure solution. PRESS-LOK closure opens and closes easily and quickly, keeping the kibble in and the paws out."

A unique solution in the industry, the PRESS-LOK closure is simple to open and close because it contains an easy alignment that allows the hooks to engage without precise line-up, securing closure with great burst strength to maintain the package integrity that Hill's Science Diet customers expect. Additionally, PRESS-LOK closure has an audible click, allowing consumers to hear their pet food packages open and close, ensuring a tight seal, even if kibble crumbs get on the fastener surface. The VELCRO Brand PRESS-LOK closure system is a proprietary hook to hook technology that can work for a wide variety of packaging closure scenarios.

The new packages are produced by PEEL Plastics Products Ltd., located in Brampton, Ontario. Hill's Science Diet pet foods packaging will feature VELCRO Brand closures and are available through Veterinary clinics and finer pet specialty stores.

About Velcro IndustriesVelcro Industries together comprise a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. With more than 50 years of experience, Velcro Industries is proud of their heritage in innovation. Velcro Industries B.V. owns over 300 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO mark which is registered throughout the world. Velcro Industries offer global resources for world-class solutions, with manufacturing locations in Spain, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China and sales offices around the world. "Like" VELCRO Brand on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/velcrobrand or visit http://www.velcro.com/business for more information.

About Hill's Pet Nutrition Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill's Prescription Diet brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill's Science Diet brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 60 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., and Hill's Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition visit HillsPet.com, or on Facebook, keywords "Hill's Pet Nutrition."

About PEEL Plastics Products Ltd.For over 30 years, PEEL Plastics Products Ltd. has been a recognized leader in flexible packaging solutions and process innovation. We create custom packaging solutions to complement your brand. As a responsive supply partner, our products are customized to provide solutions that are unique, industry relevant and brand specific. PEEL is committed to being the most responsive supply partner, a recognized leader in product and process innovation, and the overall best value provider of flexible packaging materials. We house all of our print, lamination and converting capabilities in one location, which gives us a clear advantage at meeting otherwise challenging deadlines. For more information visit http://www.peelplastics.com and learn how we can help bring packaging innovation to your brand.

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Lakewood Veterinarian Focuses on Pet Nutrition as Part of Pet Wellness Care

LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wadsworth Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CO announced that the animal hospital offers pet nutrition counseling as part of the practice's pet wellness care services. "A nutritious diet is just as important for pets as it is for humans," says Lakewood veterinarian Dr. Eric L. Eisen. Together with fellow veterinarian Dr. Erika Olson, Dr. Eisen is educating pet owners about proper pet nutrition, including how to pick the right pet food for a pet's dietary needs. As part of the animal hospital's wellness program, the veterinarians can assist pet owners with an elimination diet if a food allergy is suspected, and then make dietary recommendations.

"The variety of foods available at the average pet store can be overwhelming," said Lakewood veterinarian Dr. Eric L. Eisen. "Nutritional counseling helps pet owners feel confident that they are choosing the right food for their pet's needs."

Nutritional counseling is beneficial for pets of all ages, including puppies and kittens and senior pets. A specially formulated large breed diet will help large and giant breed puppies safely gain weight without straining their bones and joints in the process.

Senior pets may also have special dietary requirements. Specially formulated foods can address joint health, a thyroid imbalance, bladder or urinary tract problems, and digestive health. Dietary supplements may also ease arthritis symptoms.

"Proper nutrition is important for pets at every stage of their life," said Dr. Eisen. "That's why we incorporate nutrition counseling into our regular wellness appointments. Pet dietary management can address specific health concerns and also ensure that pets remain a healthy weight throughout their lives."

Overweight pets, like humans, are also at risk for obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Some pets may become overweight because their owners overestimate how much food the pets actually need on a daily basis. A special diet can help pets lose the pounds and get healthy.

"We know that pet owners want the very best for their pets," said Lakewood veterinarian Dr. Erika Olson. "Unfortunately, pet food labels can be misleading. Given the recent number of pet food recalls and pet treat contamination problems, owners must be vigilant when choosing their pet's food and treats. Our veterinary team is here to answer questions and help pet owners make healthy pet food choices."

In addition to pet nutrition counseling, Lakewood veterinary hospital provides comprehensive pet wellness care. These services include vaccinations, puppy and kitten care, pet surgery, and pet acupuncture for holistic pain management.

Pet owners may learn more about the services available at Wadsworth Animal Hospital by visiting http://www.wadsworthanimalhospital.com/.

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Nutrition News: Diet and kidney stones

Most of us don't give much thought to kidney stones -- until we, or a loved one, suffer from one. But the truth is, kidney stones are on the minds of more people today than in the past. They affect about one in 11 Americans -- a marked increase over the one in 20 in 1994.

Researchers recently analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found the highest incidence of stones to be among white males. Among adults ages 60 and over, 20 percent of men and 10 percent of women had a history of kidney stones. The findings were published in the journal European Urology last July. The same study suggests that much of the blame for the increase should be placed on the rise in obesity. Researchers also found an association between kidney stone risk and diabetes and gout. Traditional risk factors for kidney stones include inadequate fluid intake, which results in the production of too little urine, a personal or family history of stones and a history of surgeries such as gastric bypass or bariatric surgery. Calcium supplements are also associated with a slight risk of kidney stones. However, consuming too little calcium from food can promote kidney stone development as well. (Most kidney stones are formed from calcium combined with oxalate or phosphate, but when calcium is consumed, it combines with oxalate and leaves the body through the stool. When oxalate doesn't have enough calcium to bind with, it builds up in the bloodstream and enters the urine, where it can cause stones.) So can what you eat make a difference? Absolutely. Here's the recommendation to prevent stones. 1. Consume sufficient amounts of calcium -- at least two servings a day 2. Drink at least 8 to 10 cups of fluid a day -- drink enough so your urine is light and clear. Citrus beverages like lemonade and orange juice, as well as citrus-based sodas, such as lemon-lime and orange-flavored sodas, may also help. 3. Cut back on salt. 4. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. A diet high in animal protein is associated with kidney stone formation. 5. Lose excess weight and get regular physical activity. 6. If you take calcium supplements, take them with meals so the mineral better binds with oxalate. Information is courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine Health After 50 Letter. Q and A Q: Are green apples different in nutrition from red apples? A: Not really, according to Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. When you compare the nutrients in green apples (including Granny Smith) versus red apples (including Red Delicious and Royal Gala), the differences are minimal. They all provide the same amount of fiber and vitamin C. However, the green varieties tend to be slightly lower (about 10 percent) in both calories and carbohydrates, while the red varieties tend to be higher (about 50 percent) in beta carotene -- presumably due to their color. With regard to the different types of phytochemicals present in these apples, it depends on how they are measured. One study showed significantly higher amount of total phenolics in Granny Smith apples, while in another study Red Delicious came out on top. Variations in nutrient and phytochemical content can be due to a number of factors including where the apples are grown, when they are harvested and how they are stored. Information courtesy of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. Recipe Here's a great recipe for Cheesy Penne with Broccoli, from Cooking Light magazine. It's low fat, adds a serving of vegetables and is full of protein, despite being meatless. Cheesy Penne with Broccoli --8 ounces uncooked mini penne pasta --5 cups broccoli florets (about 1 medium head) --1 1/2 cups fat-free milk, divided --2 tablespoons all-purpose flour --3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided --2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese --1 teaspoon Dijon mustard --1/2 teaspoon salt --1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper --1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg --2.5 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2/3 cup) Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add broccoli to pan; drain. Place pasta and broccoli in a large bowl. Combine milk and flour in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened; remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add cheese mixture to pasta mixture; toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4. Per serving: 381 calories, 20 g protein, 54.9 g carbohydrate, 9.8 g fat, 29 mg cholesterol, 4.6 g fiber, 577 mg sodium. Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian from Springfield, Ill. For comments or questions, contact her at charfarg@aol.com or follow her on Twitter @NutritionRD. To find out more about Charlyn Fargo and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at http://www.creators.com.

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McDonald's® Tri-State Restaurant Owners Launch Second Annual Nutrition Network Fund To Support Community Nutrition …

ISELIN, N.J., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --McDonald's New York Tri-State area restaurants today announced the return of the McDonald's New York Metro Nutrition Network, a community outreach initiative implemented last year to provide grants to local organizations that focus on nutrition programs. Through the program, New York Tri-State McDonald's restaurant owners are teaming up with Dasani to offer seed money to help local organizations bring nutrition information and guidance to the communities they serve. McDonald's will be offering $25,000 worth of grant funding, while Dasani will offer an additional $5,000.

In addition to providing seed funding to community organizations, McDonald's is collaborating with the American Diabetes Association to help consumers make informed decisions at McDonald's. McDonald's had a booth at the organization's Expo on March 9, 2013, to distribute literature and wholesome menu items.

"The McDonald's Tri-State Owner/Operators Association is thrilled to be launching the Nutrition Network program for the second year," said Anthony Scari, president of the McDonald's New York Tri-State Owner/Operators Association. "After seeing the response from organizations in need across the Tri-State last year, it's become increasingly apparent how important it is that we do our part to support organizations that align with our commitment to nutrition awareness."

The McDonald's "Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice" initiative strives to help customers make informed choices. The brand will continue to seek to provide customers with wholesome menu items including the new Egg White Delight McMuffin, which will be available at participating restaurants nationwide this Spring.

To further educate consumers on wholesome choices, McDonald's is teaming up with Registered Dietitian Sharon Richter for the second year in order to help spread the nutrition message and show customers how McDonald's can be incorporated into a balanced diet. Richter was present at the American Diabetes Expo on March 9, and will also participate in judging applications submitted by non-profits.

"I'm extremely excited to be working with McDonald's again this year," said Sharon Richter, RD. "As a brand that feeds millions of customers a day, it's wonderful that these Owner/Operators are taking a stand and getting out in the community to help spread awareness in their communities."

McDonald's New York Metro Nutrition Network applications will be evaluated based on the expected impact of the proposed program on nutrition awareness in the community. This year, McDonald's has teamed up with Dasani who will offer an additional grant, so that six organizations will be selected. Each winning organization will be acknowledged with a presentation in their community. Tri-State area non-profit organizations can find the application at http://www.McDNYMetroNutritionNetwork.com. The submission deadline is May 15, 2013.

Last year's grant recipients included: Let's Celebrate (Hudson County, New Jersey); SoBro (Bronx, New York); Star Inc., Fairfield (Fairfield, Connecticut); Hillside Food Outreach (Westchester, New York); Island Harvest (Long Island, New York).

ABOUT McDONALD'S NEW YORK TRI-STATE RESTAURANTS: McDonald's is one of the world's best-known brands and is a global leader in food service. There are more than 600 McDonald's restaurants, owned by over 100 franchisees, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tri-State area. Visit http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com or follow us on Twitter @McDNYTriState for information about other McDonald's area programs.

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Tribute to National Nutrition Month

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designated March as National Nutrition Month. The 2013 theme, Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day, reminds us that we all are to daily focus on fueling our bodies with healthy nutritious food daily, regardless of culture and social influences.

For a practical example, the holidays of Easter and Passover are upon us. Both celebrations are traditional and have their staple food items we are all enjoy eating with family and friends. However, for some, coming around the meal table produces an anxiety to eating, especially in front of others. One reason may be because of the fear of eating too much of such a tasty meal. Another reason is the fear that one serving of this particular food item will cause them to cheat and destroy on their diet.

The solution to this dilemma rises from the scientific realization that there is no such thing as a bad food. The clue is simply the fact that the person has the authority to choose how much of a food item he would eat at a meal. Obviously if a person chooses to eat caramel cake, for example, he should need to make sure that he is reaching all of the other food groups that day and not over eating the cake to the demise of other food with higher nutritional value. He should eat the caramel in the proper portion. These food items would be found in the grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and meat groups.

In the same merit, there is also no such thing as a good food or a good food group as many in the media are proclaiming. Eating one eats all of his nutrients from a particular food group, for example the fruit group, he will actually become malnourished. If someone says, Coconuts are the best food on the planet to eat, for example, one would still need to focus on eating all of the other food groups and eat the coconut in moderate portion (1/2 cup). The same goes for food labeled as fat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, taste-free ? This does not give us the green light to eat that food all day long worry-free. This too my friend is not healthy eating.

TIPS to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day:

1) Remember there is no such thing as a good food or bad food Just eat your food in moderation. Visit http://www.eatright.org for ideas.

2) Decide if the food you are eating is being eaten because of the situation or because of an emotion

3) Remember you have choice! When you make your food choice, choose to eat it in the proper portion based on the nutrition information on the nutrition facts label or using tools like myfitnesspal.com.

4) Aim to eat food from the grains, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and meat/meatsubstitutes food groups every day.

So, whether your grandmother makes your favorite potato latkes or your favorite hometown sweet potato salad, choose to eat the food in the proper portion (about 15 grams of carbohydrate or a half-cup scoop) without guilt and anxiety that you will gain 5 pounds from one meal.

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ETX nutrition carnival today–Education, fresh fruit, and more!

Released by: NET HEALTH

Tyler (TX) National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) will focus on healthier food choices you can make to incorporate into your daily lifestyle.

National Nutrition Month also promotes the American Dietetic Association and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information. The theme for March 2013 is "Eat Right, Your Way, and Every Day."

"Making a positive change in your eating habits can impact your entire family. Poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles are the most important factors in contributing to the rise of obesity in the adults and children of East Texas", says George Roberts, CEO of NET Health.

The food and physical activity choices made everyday affect your health and how you feel today and in the future. Eating a nutritious diet and engaging in regular physical activity may reduce chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Furthermore, poor diet and physical inactivity are the most important factors contributing to the rise in obesity in this country.

George T. Roberts, Jr. Chief Executive Officer

You can participate in the Nutrition Carnival Friday at the NET Health WIC Clinic, 815 N Broadway, Tyler, from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

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UE's Public Health program to offer new nutrition emphasis

EVANSVILLE, IN (UE) -

Students interested in studying public health at the University of Evansville now have the opportunity to specialize in nutrition.

The nutrition emphasis was approved last week by UE's curriculum committee and involves the creation of two new courses in the existing public health program: Public Health Nutrition and Food Science.

"With the ongoing cultural shift toward preventive care and wellness, the University of Evansville has seen a significant increase in the number of students interested in studying nutrition," said Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, DrPH, assistant professor and director of the public health program. "Nutrition is a key part of public health, and the need for trained professionals in this field has never been greater. We're excited to be at the forefront of this effort and prepare students for careers that make a significant impact on individual and community needs."

A Bachelor of Science in public health with an emphasis in nutrition will prepare students for diverse employment opportunities with state and local health departments, health and school systems, government agencies, universities and research institutions, wellness centers, and consulting firms, to name a few. The program will also prepare students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in fields including physical therapy, public health, health services administration, dietetics, and health education.

For more information on the public health program and the new nutrition emphasis, visit http://www.evansville.edu/majors/publichealth/.

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Foods Nutrition Experts Can't Live Without

I find it funny when a patient becomes bored while trying to eat healthy. (By the way, that same patient never complained about eating a plain bagel and cream cheese each morning for years before we met.) For many, there seems to be a strong disconnect between eating healthy and loving what they are eating.

Sure, I love French fries and pizza, but if asked which foods I couldn't live without, they wouldn't be included. Which foods would make my short list? If I narrow down the many foods I love, which would be tough, I'd say: oatmeal, eggs, hummus, and a baked potato. For me, oatmeal is the perfect start to the day because it's high in fiber, so it fills me up. Eggs can be prepared in many different ways and are a great source of protein. Hummus is packed with flavor (but not fat), and goes so well with a variety of foods. And a baked potato is the perfect stand-alone meal; I love it topped with hummus and an egg, or as the perfect compliment to my entree.

I know I'm not alone in my love of food, so I decided to ask my registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) pals which foods they couldn't live without. Mind you, it was very hard for them to choose, too.

Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

"I absolutely can't live without low-fat ricotta and Greek yogurt. Packed with protein and calcium, they're the ultimate multitasking foods that help you stay full, slim and strong. I put them on everything. Another is Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. Just one slice has four grams of fiber, five grams of protein and only 80 calories. "

Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN, author of "Nutrition At Your Fingertips" and fellow Eat + Run blogger

"I love pink grapefruit because of its sweet taste, not to mention the vitamin C punch it packs. Brussels sprouts are delicious and a great way to incorporate veggies into my diet. I love sirloin or strip steak for its high-quality protein, along with its B vitamins, iron and zinc. I really love the taste and texture of lean beef and don't need a big portion to feel satisfied. And I simply adore doughy bread with a little butter or dipped in olive oil--comfort food all the way!

Jackie Newgent, RDN, culinary nutritionist and author of "1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes"

"I'm a pasta fanatic; I never go a week without it. It's a perfect and fast foundation for a nutritious meal. When I'm in the mood for comfort food on the go, I reach for pizza. And frankly, it can be a rather balanced food, nutritionally speaking. At home, you can always find an avocado in my kitchen. It's my better butter, my sandwich condiment of choice and my ideal pairing with eggs. Of course, I can't live without veggies either. I'm a devotee of broccoli; it has so many health promoting properties, but I eat it because I'm obsessed with the flavor!"

Rachel Begun, MS, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Consumer Reports puts restaurant nutrition claims to the test

By Herb Weisbaum, TODAY contributor

Most big chain restaurants now put nutrition information calories, fat and sodium on their menus and websites. But just how accurate are these numbers? Does the meal youre served match the nutritional profile promised?

Consumer Reports decided to find out. For its May issue, the magazines secret shoppers went to a dozen well-known restaurants and fast-food chains, from Applebees to Wendys, and ordered 17 different items. They tested the same item from three restaurants in each chain.

The good news: In most cases, the published information was accurate.

We found that you can usually trust the figures you see, said editor Leslie Ware. On average, most of them were telling the truth.

Only two of the 17 dishes Consumer Reports analyzed in the lab had a fat or calorie count that was higher than promised at all three locations.

Olive Gardens Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken was supposed to have 420 calories and 15 grams of fat. The samples the magazine tested had 508 to 585 calories and 25 to 32 grams of fat. Thats more than the 20 percent variance thats generally considered acceptable with nutrition information.

The company told TODAY it takes great care to provide accurate nutrition information. In an email, Olive Garden explained that an error had been made in the initial testing of the entree when it was introduced last October.

As soon as we caught this error, we retested the dish and updated the nutritional information on our website with the new data in late December, the email said. Unfortunately, though, the information was not updated everywhere and one page on our website still contained the old nutritional data. We have since corrected this, too.

Olive Garden told TODAY that Consumer Reports never contacted them to confirm the numbers and did not give them an opportunity to respond.

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