Hormel Foods has launched a new line of products for people undergoing cancer treatment or who are suffering from unintentional weight loss and fatigue.
The new line is called Vital Cuisine and includes ready-to-eat meals, nutrition shakes and whey protein powders. The meals come in three varieties: chicken and dumpling, vegetarian stew and beef and mushroom gravy.
Vital Cuisine meals launched this week, while the shakes were introduced earlier this year. The products are available on the internet at Homecarenutrition.com.
Vital Cuisine products, which are rich in protein and nutrients, were designed specifically for the unique nutritional needs of cancer patients.
Hormel is working with hospitals and other medical caregivers to spread the word about Vital Cuisine to patients, said Rick Williamson, a Hormel spokesman.