HAMDEN, Conn.  (Food-News.net)  The Enlightened Gourmet (OTCBB: ENLG) announced today that it has kicked off its new product campaign aimed at the $12 Billion National School Lunch Program. The Program serves over 5 billion lunches every year, feeding over 30 million students in over 100,000 schools across the Country every school day.

The Company’s new stuffed pasta entrées offer a healthier alternative to existing stuffed pasta entrées like raviolis, lasagna and stuffed shells. The Company utilized several of its base ingredients and created a new process to make a fat free ricotta cheese that has both the taste and texture of a full fatted cheese, with not only fewer calories, but with considerably less sodium as well. The entrées meet the Federal Government’s protein requirement making it eligible for the Lunch Program. The entrées also include a natural prebiotic to help aid in the absorption of calcium. According to the National Institutes of Health, 70% of school age children between the age of 9 and 12 do not receive the recommended daily amount of calcium. Lastly, the entrées are also lactose free. According to the Department of Health & Human Resources, almost 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Children who are lactose intolerant consume less dairy products as a result of being lactose intolerant; because the Company’s new stuffed pasta entrées are lactose free, children can eat them without becoming sick.

Unlike large food companies who were criticized by a recent Department of Agriculture study for not being creative, the Enlightened Gourmet is being very innovative by using its expertise to create entrées for school children that not only taste great, but are a healthier alternative to many of the meals currently being served in our Nation’s schools.

The Company believes that these new products will become very popular with school dieticians who are looking for healthier, cost effective meals to serve in the National School Lunch Program. The Company expects to record its first sale of this new product prior to the end of the year.

About The Enlightened Gourmet Inc.

The Enlightened Gourmet Inc. has developed a neutral tasting, low calorie, fat free texture and flavor carrying system. The system is not based upon fat and is extremely low in net carbohydrates. This technology and know how is proprietary to the Company and can be applied to many food categories. While the Company now manufactures a line of healthy, fat free, Ice Cream, it is seeking to introduce other foods traditionally high in fat. It is also seeking licensing partners which will allow it to expand rapidly into the $56 billion food industry.

The Enlightened Gourmet, Inc. is a fully reporting company whose stock trades on the OTCBB under the symbol “ENLG.” For further information contact Alexander L. Bozzi, III, the Company’s President, at 203-823-8865.

This Press Release contains or incorporates by reference “forward looking statements including certain information with respect to plans and strategies of The Enlightened Gourmet, Inc. For this purpose, any statements contained herein or incorporated herein by references that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “believes,” “suggests,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. There are a number of events or actual results of The Enlightened Gourmet operations that could differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements.



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