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Kellogg's Ensemble line is one of the more recent in a long line of functional food products
hitting the market in recent years. The top dietary supplements purchased by American
consumers from October through December 1998 are:
3. Ginkgo Biloba
4. Calcium with Vitamin D
6. Extra Strength Chrondroitin Complex
9. EPA Marine Lipid Oil
10. Zinc Lozenges
Political Influencers: Pyramid Power for Kids
Now parents no longer have to guess whether their toddlers are eating the right amount of foods.
The USDA has just released a Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children (2-6 years old),
recommending special serving quantities for this age group. A color file is available for viewing
and printing at http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/KidsPyra/index.htm
Cookbook Trends: Correcting Comfort Food
When people think "comfort food," they think "delicious"; but they also think "fat and calories."
Now Jeanne Jones, the "Cooking Light" syndicated columnist, has authored a guide to preparing
foods we remember from childhood that can all the homestyle taste we remember without all the
homestyle fat we'd like to forget.
"Homestyle Cooking Made Healthy" (Rodale Press) has taken all those popular, but fatty,
American dishes from this century, such as Cheese Balls, Artichoke Dip, Carrot Cake, Beef
Stroganoff, Turkey Tetrazzini, Mac & Cheese, and other retro favorites, and stripped away the
fat, but without sacrificing the flavor.
For chefs and product developers, this book is a great reference for methods to translate diet-
doomed dishes into the nutritionally correct `90s.