SCOTTDALE, Ariz., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who better to provide healthy eating tips than a group of skilled dietetics professionals from the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association? Such was the genius behind the Great Tomato Tip-Off Contest!, a partnership effort between the Tomato Products Wellness Council (TPWC) and SCAN which encouraged dietitians to send in their best tips for promoting heart healthy tomato products into the diet. Tomato products (paste, sauce, diced, whole or any other form of canned or processed tomato products, including low-sodium options) contain an array of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and lycopene that can protect the heart from disease in a number of ways, making them a perfect fit for a heart healthy diet. The final selection of winning tips was based on originality, practicality, consumer appeal, nutritional value, and affordability. The winners were announced at The Seven Wonders of Wellness SCAN Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 18, 2009. Winning tomato tips will be published on the TPWC Web site, as well as in upcoming tomato wellness materials.
1st PLACE: Colleen Kvaska, MA, RD, CDE teaches nutrition courses at
Toss diced, canned Tomatoes with jalapenos and black beans for a satisfying salsa.
To save time, use canned, chopped tomatoes in tacos and tostadas.
Pour tomato sauce over sliced Meatloaf, add sprigs of parsley for eye appeal.<
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