Italpasta Sponsors Nordic Walking Events Across Canada

Canadian Food Company joins Osteoporosis Canada in educating Canadians about bone health through a well-balanced diet

(BRAMPTON, May 7, 2013) – Canada’s premium pasta manufacturer Italpasta Limited is proud to be the 2013 Health & Wellness Sponsor of the National Nordic Walking Fundraising Events benefitting Osteoporosis Canada.

For years, health care professionals have stressed the benefits of a well-balanced diet and exercise for well-being. Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fibre and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein, while including all four food groups in Canada’s Food Guide. Osteoporosis Canada will use their Nordic pole walking program – a weight bearing exercise which has been shown to increase bone density – to both educate and make exercise fun and accessible to individuals of all ages. Funds raised from the events being held in Whistler, B.C. on June 8; Mont-Tremblant on September 21; and Niagara-on-the-Lake on October 5, will assist Osteoporosis Canada in providing medically accurate information to patients, healthcare professionals and the public via free publications, a toll-free information line, educational programs and referrals to community resources.

Joseph Vitale founded Italpasta in 1989 and since then, Italpasta Limited has grown to become a premium manufacturer of pasta in Canada. Joe Vitale, Founder, Italpasta Limited stated, “Italpasta Limited is proud to support Osteoporosis Canada in their national Nordic Walking program. We believe it’s important for Canadians to understand the benefits of a well-balanced diet and exercise and are pleased to be supporting Osteoporosis Canada in this program.”

“To maintain good bone health, it’s important to follow a well-balanced diet by eating foods from all four food groups. Often people forget that pasta can also be part of a well-balanced diet. We offer a variety of pasta options – whole grain, whole wheat, ancient grains, as well as our newest pasta, Total pasta – a great tasting white pasta with all the benefits of high fibre; which can help Canadians get their daily requirement of grains and help round out their diet.” says Frank DeMichino, Chief Operating Officer, Italpasta Limited.

Italpasta’s support provides those who would otherwise be unable to participate due to
budgetary constraints, the opportunity to benefit from 12 weeks of training which includes fitness, social interaction and education on bone health.

Italpasta Limited was founded in 1989 by Joseph Vitale. Thanks to a dedicated team, Italpasta is sold across the country and is a leader in the food service and private label sectors. Located in Brampton, Ontario, Italpasta also produces our high quality pasta for global markets including the United States, the Caribbean, the Philippines, and Asia. The company employs 300 people, including ten “pastaios” – pasta specialists with a long tradition in their craft. The pasta manufacturing plant is over 230,000 sq. ft. in size and is complimented by its own distribution centre that covers 300,000 sq. ft. with 20 receiving bays. Italpasta proudly uses only 100% Grade #1 Canadian durum semolina purchased from highly specialized durum wheat millers in Canada.

Contact: Laura Dal Bo, Brand Manager
Phone: 905-792-9928