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Progresso Heart Healthy Soup, Mayo Clinic team up for the Heart Project

BY Rebecca Haughey

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso Heart Healthy Soup, in support of Mayo Clinic, is launching "The Heart Project" to educate people about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

The Heart Project website, TheHeartProject.com, will encourage visitors to take a Heart Health Quiz, which offers tools and information on heart disease, as well as tips to lower one’s risk of heart disease. Those who take the quiz are encouraged to share the information with others to start a conversation about heart health.

"What’s most astonishing is that almost 80% of heart disease is preventable, and even small lifestyle changes can have a big impact. Making a difference in your heart health is easier and more enjoyable than you may think,"said Dr. Sharon Mulvagh, director of the Women’s Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic.

Progresso Heart Healthy Soups also will make a donation to the Mayo Clinic for activities that include heart health programs for women.

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Jimmy Dean cooks up new breakfast varieties

BY Ryan Chavis

CHICAGO — Jimmy Dean brand is introducing two new flavor varieties to its product portfolio: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick and Very Berry Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick. Both are available in five-count packages.

“With this year’s winter weather bringing some of the most frigid temperatures to parts of the U.S., we want to ensure everyone starts the day off right by enjoying a great-tasting, warm breakfast with protein,” Andy Callahan, president of retail for the Hillshire Brands Co., said. “Our new tasty Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick varieties are a fun, convenient breakfast option that make it easy for the entire family to enjoy a satisfying Jimmy Dean breakfast, even on the coldest mornings.”

The new varieties are available in the frozen foods section of grocery stores nationwide and retail for $3.99. 
 

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Tobacco sales being evaluated by Walgreens

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In response to CVS Caremark’s announcement to pull tobacco products out of its stores, Walgreens stated that the category has been under review at its stores, too.

Walgreens has been evaluating its tobacco line for “some time,” and said it “will continue to evaluate the choice of products our customers want, while also helping to educate them and providing smoking cessation products and alternatives that help reduce the demand for tobacco products,” noted Michael Polzin, Walgreens spokesperson.

Walgreens has also announced a partnership with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare to launch a free, Internet-based smoking cessation program called Sponsorship to Quit. The program will provide smokers with customized tools to track their progress in quitting smoking.

 

 

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