Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

March 01, 2010 11:30 ET

gardein™ Kicks Off National Nutrition Month® and Receives Bob Greene's 'Best Life Seal of Approval' on Many of Its Great Tasting Fresh and Frozen Plant-Based Foods

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - gardein™, the leader in healthy and great-tasting plant-based foods, kicks off National Nutrition Month® by announcing that Bob Greene's "Best Life Seal of Approval" has been awarded to many of its meat-free fresh and frozen high-protein and low-fat foods. gardein products are available at natural food stores and grocery stores across the United States.

National Nutrition Month® was created by the American Dietetic Association to call attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and exercise habits. Oprah's trusted exercise expert and New York Times bestselling author Bob Greene, who advocates living your best life, has been helping people do just that for years.

"A healthy lifestyle includes exercising and eating right—taking in the appropriate amount of calories, bringing in more of the healthy foods such as whole grains and vegetables and cutting back on harmful elements such as saturated fat and trans fat," says Greene. "We're pleased to put the 'Best Life Seal of Approval' on gardein's meat-free foods, as they fit into a healthy lifestyle. It's the perfect food choice for people looking to reduce their intake of animal-protein as well as for those who want to get more vegetable-based protein in their diet."

The 'Best Life Seal of Approval' was awarded to eight gardein foods that are a delicious and nutritious alternative to chicken or beef (go to www.gardein.com/bob_greene.php to see the items).

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About gardein

gardein™ (garden + protein) is a line of tasty plant-based foods with a meaty texture. gardein offers all the health benefits of eating less animal-based protein without sacrificing the texture and taste that many people crave. gardein is a plant-based protein made from soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and grains. gardein is free of cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats, and the majorities of gardein products provides a good source of fiber and are low in fat. Today, gardein is available in the fresh and frozen sections of 9,500 grocery stores across the United States and the fresh sections of grocery stores in Canada. For more information, visit www.gardein.com.

About Best Life

The Best Life program was created by exercise physiologist Bob Greene. The Best Life Corporation includes a number of entities designed to help people achieve their own personal best life. TheBestLife.com is an online resource offering meal plans for each day of the year, weekly grocery shopping lists, recipes, and helpful news and tips from a variety of weight-loss experts. It was the fastest selling online program in 2007. The Best Life Diet Seal of Approval and the Best Life Treat Seal are awarded to grocery store products that meet Greene's taste and nutrition standards. Greene has also authored a number of books and journals including five New York Times Best Sellers. "The Best Life Diet" was a mainstay on the New York Times Best Seller list for 31 weeks and was named #1 Diet Book by Consumer Reports. The Best Life Program has helped millions of people lose weight through its gradual three-phase approach to eating and exercise. For more information, please visit www.thebestlife.com.

Editor's Note: Food images available upon request.

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