Cargill invites Healthy Foods Conference attendees to learn how CoroWise(TM) plant sterols are changing how America eats

MINNEAPOLIS - Cargill is kicking off this year's Healthy Foods Conference (September 26, 2007, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md.) with its sponsorship of the event's Networking Breakfast.

Felicia Stoler, Registered Dietitian and Host of TLC's (The Learning Channel) reality show, Honey We're Killing the Kids, will be on hand to discuss the important issue of heart health and dietary cholesterol via her experiences working with families across America. According to Stoler, most families don't understand dietary cholesterol and how they can effectively manage it through sensible dietary choices. Breakfast will include the opportunity to sample many products that contain CoroWise™ plant sterols, a naturally sourced ingredient that has been shown in clinical studies to significantly reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.

The one-day Healthy Foods Conference will cover issues related to developing and marketing healthy consumer products. The conference immediately precedes Natural Products Expo East/Organic Products Expo-Biofach America, which will be held at the same venue.

"Cargill is pleased to showcase our customers' products that contain CoroWise™ plant sterols at the Healthy Foods Conference breakfast," said Pam Stauffer, global marketing programs and communications manager, Cargill. "There are many additional opportunities for cholesterol-lowering functional foods, and we remain committed to helping our customers develop new products that address unmet consumer needs for heart health."

Plant sterols have been clinically shown to help lower cholesterol and are recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as providing a heart-healthy benefit, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol*. In addition, CoroWise™ plant sterols do not impact the taste or texture of the foods to which they are added. For more information, visit or

*Foods containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit

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