CHICAGO, Aug 04, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kids want pizza. Parents want nutritious foods for their kids. And now they both can get what they want--delicious tasting pizzas enriched with Omega-3 DHA. Nardone Bros. Baking (Wilkes-Barre, PA) teamed up with Nu-Mega Ingredients to develop a line of pizzas for children.
People of all ages require Omega-3 in their diet to maintain good physical and mental health. The new USDA Guidelines recommend total fat intake to be between 20 to 35 percent of calories for both polyunsaturated (Omega-3 DHA) and monounsaturated fatty acids. In children, research indicates that low Omega-3 DHA consumption is linked to learning and behavior problems, including ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) dyslexia and dyspraxia.(1) Regularly eating a diet of foods enriched with Omega-3 DHA can reduce instances of these health problems in children.(2)(3)
Nu-Mega Ingredients produces microencapsulated Omega-3 DHA from tuna fish oil. Sourced in the pristine waters of the South Pacific using only dolphin safe fishing methods, Nu-Mega ensures low residual levels of pesticides and other harmful contaminates. And all facilities are ISO/HACCP accredited for developing the highest quality products.
Nardone Bros. Baking, Inc. introduced its Omega-3 DHA Pizza at the annual School Nutrition Association convention in Baltimore, MD, July 17-21, 2005. Working with Nu-Mega Ingredients, the company developed a whole meal pizza that delivers 32mg per serving of Omega-3 DHA. Vince Nardone comments:
"We wanted to develop a product for schools that offers children a substantial source of Omega-3 DHA. In this day when schools are scrutinizing menus and banning certain foods, we believe our pizza will allow them to provide a food kids love to eat, yet still meet their nutrition expectations. Plus, the pizza tastes great!"
For more information about Nu-Mega omega-3 ingredients and the other foods in which they can formulate--bread, yogurt, energy bars and fruit juice--please call (312) 751-6004. And for information about Nardone Bros. Baking, please call (800) 822-5320.
(1)Stevens L et al. Lipids. 2003 Oct; 38(10); 1007-21
(2)Stevens LJ et al. Physiol Behav. 1996 Apr-May; 59(4-5); 915-20
(3)Richardson AJ et al. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2002 Feb; 26(2); 233-9