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El Castillo Retirement Residence

El Castillo Retirement Residence, home to approx. 145 independent living and 35 to 40 assisted living/health center residents, is just a leisurely walk to the main cluster of shops and enticingly diverse restaurants in the heart of Santa Fe, NM. Dining options in town range from upscale New Mexican to French comfort food and all stops in between.

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Calcium Intake Boost Sought

The American Dairy Association/National Dairy Council (ADA/NDC), in Rosemont, IL, has launched a "3-A-Day" campaign to help combat what it describes as America's calcium deficit.

Vitamin C is the only water-soluble vitamin not in the B-family.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Agriculture Under Secretary Eric Bost says that he may ask Congress to require that school vending machines include milk and flavored water in addition to soda.

Quinnipiac Univ., a private, co-ed institution in Hamden, CT, and Chartwells (an operating div. of Compass Group), have been "partners" for the past 16 years.

Brown Univ. (Providence, RI) has introduced organic pasta products to accommodate continued requests from students, especially vegetarians.

Claims by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that school meals are partly to blame for child obesity have irked the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and various commodity organizations, according to the Associated Press.

Today's consumers love the healthier-for-you image of juice. The leading seller in just about every location is orange juice—no surprise there—with "not-from-concentrate" being the clear favorite.

The term "Syndrome X" was coined in 1988 by Gerald Reaven, MD, a researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine. Millions of people could have Syndrome X, but are unaware of this "silent killer." A medical check-up including blood work is required for diagnosis.

Contrary to activists' claims, kids aren't getting fat because they eat school lunches, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman contends.

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