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Ask The Dietitian® and Healthy Body Calculator® Selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Third Annual Global Information Infrastructure Awards

The Prestigious GII Awards Recognizes Innovative, Collaborative and Results-Oriented Uses of the Internet and Network Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota March 6, 1998 -- The Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards Program announced Ask the Dietitian® and Healthy Body Calculator® today as a semi-finalist in the GII Health category Award.

The GII Awards, a non-partisan and independent initiative, recognizes champions from all industries and sectors of society who use the Internet and network technology to produce amazing results. Vice president Al Gore has cited the Awards program itself as "An innovation that is vital to our country's future." In eleven categories, GII Awards will go to individuals, businesses and organizations that are using the information superhighway in collaborative, innovative and results-oriented ways.

"Ask the Dietitian and Healthy Body Calculator's achievements demonstrate that the Internet can lead to a society that is healthier, better educated and more prosperous," said James D. Hake, GII Awards chairman and founder. "As a GII Semi-finalist, Ask the Dietitian and Healthy Body Calculator has been distinguished for innovation, producing real and valuable results and for powerfully demonstrating the potential of the Internet that we hear so much about. They deserve our recognition and our thanks."

"Our application process is quite rigorous, which tends to 'weed out' all but the most outstanding projects," said Jeannine Parker, GII Awards judging director. "We're thrilled that our program has attracted so many of what are clearly the leading architects of the networked world."

GII semi-finalists were narrowed down from an initial pool of over 800 entries from 41 states. An average of 31 semi-finalists advanced in each of the eleven categories: Arts & Entertainment, Children, Commerce, Community, Education, Government, Health, Netpreneur, Next Generation, Promise, and Public Access.

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