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• General Mills has announced that starting this summer, it will begin to include messages to children about nutritional balance, physical activity and portion control via both its packaging and a new, kid-friendly website.

General Mills was one of several corporations that met with President Bush and first lady Laura Bush last week to discuss how to improve the level of healthy food offerings and encourage physical fitness in their marketing and advertising campaigns.”

• Wild Oats and Pathmark announced yesterday that Wild Oats branded natural and organic products are now available in all 141 Pathmark store locations.

• After the revelation this week that there has been an outbreak of the deadly A(H5N1) strain of bird flu on a turkey farm in eastern England, both Japan and Russia have banned all British poultry imports.
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