In the beginning, there was Pritikin. Long before ConAgra's Healthy Choice and Kraft's South Beach, or the retail versions of Weight Watchers and Atkins, diet guru Nathan Pritikin's line of low-sodium, low-fat soups, pastas, sauces and dressings pretty much occupied the top spot in conventional supermarkets' "healthy eating" pyramid. Trendier diet plans soon came along and began eating into the brand's position; its popularity further waned after Quaker acquired the line in the late 1980s. ...

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