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StarKist® Puts the Spotlight on Seafood at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

StarKist® to attend the leading nutrition event to educate and engage attendees on the health benefits of seafood, showcase new products and sample recipes

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlighting the importance of incorporating seafood into a healthy diet, StarKist® is participating in the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), October 19 - 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. StarKist's Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Laura Ali, will be discussing how to add seafood into daily meals, while also showcasing the brand's Food Service line. This includes the new Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna and Albacore 43 oz. pouch products specifically designed for Food Service, as well as the new 12 oz. Soy Free product.

"StarKist is continuously investing in the health and wellness of consumers, and this is why we are excited to participate in this year's Expo," said StarKist Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Laura Ali, MS, RDN. "FNCE provides the perfect opportunity to reintroduce our breadth of consumer and food service products and engage with the health and nutrition community, who are key in assisting in StarKist's mission to educate consumers on the value and benefits of seafood." 

What to Expect at the Expo

From Sunday, October 19thTuesday, October 21st, StarKist will be distributing recipe books, product samples and coupons to the thousands of health and nutrition professionals in attendance. A few of the brand's signature recipes will also be available to taste test, including Tuna Tailgating Sliders, made with Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna, and a Caribbean Tuna Salad made with Albacore tuna.

Additionally, StarKist will be participating in the Academy's Nutritional Pursuit game, where attendees can test their nutritional knowledge by answering nutritionally-focused trivia questions to be entered to win FNCE gear.  The StarKist booth is #1529 on the expo floor.

The 2014 FNCE brings together more than 8,000 food, dietitian nutritionists and health care professionals from all over the world. The FNCE will host more than 350 food and nutrition-related exhibitors and thousands of industry leaders hosting panels, discussions and lectures. With this network of food and nutrition professionals, FNCE provides the resources necessary to improve the health and lifestyle choices of people around the world.

The 411 on Fish

Eating fish is good for you... years of independent, peer reviewed and published reports from the FDA to the World Health Organization have shown proven benefits gained from incorporating seafood, like tuna, into daily diets for everyone. In fact, seafood took center stage in the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans  with a strong recommendation for all Americans to double the amount of seafood they eat, aiming for 8 oz. a week.

Incorporating more seafood in your diet is an easy way to eat right, and StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouches® are a fresh, convenient way to reap the benefits of seafood. Tuna is a lean protein that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and an excellent source of B vitamins, Vitamin D, Selenium and DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. Seafood is also good for your heart—research has shown that people who eat at least 2 servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than those who eat less.

About StarKist

StarKist Co. is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. A category leader in innovation, StarKist® was the first brand to introduce the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch®; StarKist Tuna Creations®, a line of lightly seasoned tuna; and, a dolphin-safe policy.  As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust and is well known for its charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, who swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today.  StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

SOURCE StarKist Co.

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