If your family hits "delete" on healthy, nutritious meals all too often, a solution may be only a click away.

Now you can log on to http://www.mealtime.org or http://www.videonewswire.com/CANNED/071900/ for a chat with Connie Evers, registered dietitian, nutrition consultant and author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids. The chat with Evers will broadcast live on the Internet on Wednesday, July 19 from 8 - 9:00 p.m. EDT, when she will discuss healthful mealtime solutions that are convenient, tasty and nutritious.

Evers will also discuss the results of a recent nutrition study entitled "Kitchen Creations for Kids and Parents" conducted by the University of Massachusetts (UMass) that found recipes using canned ingredients are comparable in nutritional values and taste appeal to those made with fresh or frozen ingredients.

Anyone interested in this or other food-related topics may ask questions via telephone at 888-244-7406, conference ID number 719 or by e-mail at canfood@mealtime.org during the broadcast hour.

The interactive chat with Evers is just the latest feature that can be found at the redesigned Web site of the Canned Food Alliance. In addition, the new and improved site will continue to offer quick and nutritious recipes, helpful tips, news articles, survey questions and a variety of promotions ranging from sweepstakes to online recipe contests.

Other resources available at www.mealtime.org include:

-- What's for dinner? -- Choose from nearly 200 recipes ranging from excellent entrees to delectable desserts.

-- How can you use that can of...? -- The newly enhanced search capability allows users to search according to recipe categories or canned food ingredients.

-- Get connected -- Register with the Recipe CANnection to receive monthly email updates and participate in online chats.

-- Is canned food really nutritious? -- In a recently released study, the University of Massachusetts proved canned food compares to fresh and frozen food in both nutrition and sensory appeal. And, it's available year-round, which makes canned food convenient.

-- Your Healthy Body -- Educates consumers about the nutritional benefits of canned food and demonstrates what parts of the body they affect.

-- All About Canned Food -- Take note on how to stock the perfect pantry, learn more about canned food shelf life and recycling steel cans or find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about canned food.

-- Ask the Experts -- Consult Connie and Ken! Connie Evers is a registered dietitian, child nutrition consultant and author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids. Ken Samonds, Ph.D., is the nutrition study director and associate professor of human nutrition for the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

The Canned Food Alliance is a partnership of the American Iron and Steel Institute's Steel Packaging Council, the Can Manufacturers Institute and selected food processors. Together they support the Consumer Awareness Program for Canned Food that was initiated by the steel industry in 1994. The primary mission of the Canned Food Alliance is to serve as a resource for information on the convenience, contemporary appeal, nutrition and versatility of canned food -- more than 90 percent of which is packaged in recyclable steel cans.

Visit www.mealtime.org today and make meal preparation a breeze!