THE COMEBACK KID

Just a mention of the word pasta a few years ago was enough to make a low-carb dieter cringe. But now that the Atkins diet is on the wane, the pasta aisle is no longer taboo. In fact, it's becoming a destination for certain health-conscious shoppers. Whole wheat and other types of better-for-you options have helped pasta make a comeback at Hy-Vee Food Stores, West Des Moines, Iowa, said Christine

Just a mention of the word pasta a few years ago was enough to make a low-carb dieter cringe. But now that the Atkins diet is on the wane, the pasta aisle is no longer taboo. In fact, it's becoming a destination for certain health-conscious shoppers.

Whole wheat and other types of better-for-you options have helped pasta make a comeback at Hy-Vee Food Stores, West Des Moines, Iowa, said Christine Friesleben, assistant director of communications.

“The category is back to normal

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