SUPERMARKET DIETITIAN OF THE YEAR AND EXCELLENCE AWARD HONOREES ANNOUNCED

February 28, 2014

em>Produce for Better Health Foundation to Recognize Honorees in March

(HOCKESSIN, DE) ― To continue its longstanding history of identifying and honoring the hard work of industry members who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their support of the foundation’s mission, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is pleased to announce the 2013 Supermarket Dietitian of the Year and Ambassador Excellence Award honorees. The PBH Ambassador and Supermarket Dietitian of the Year were inaugural recognition programs in 2013.

The Ambassador Excellence Award Honorees were selected from a group of 30 PBH Ambassadors who have demonstrated the greatest amount of support, in terms of breadth and depth, to PBH. A PBH Ambassador is an individual passionate about the foundation’s mission and the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® national health campaign and who are putting this passion to work.

2013 Ambassador Excellence Award Honorees:
•Gaines Chamberlain, Blanc Industries
•Chavanne Hanson, Nestle
•Brett Libke, The Oppenheimer Group
•Nichole Towell, Duda Farm Fresh Foods
•Peggy Walker, Vance Publishing

PBH’s Supermarket Dietitian of the Year award recognizes the top supermarket registered dietitians and/or health and wellness staff for their support of Fruits & Veggies—More Matters and their collective contributions to our overall goal of increasing the sale and consumption of fruits and vegetables.

2013 Supermarket Dietitians of the Year:
•Amber Badeau, ShopRite of Olney
•Alyson Dykstra, Homeland Stores
•Meredith Mensinger, Redner’s Warehouse Markets
•Marilyn Mills, Hannaford Supermarkets
•Allison Stowell, Hannaford Supermarket

“The support PBH received throughout 2013 from our Ambassadors and from our supermarket dietitians has been quite impressive and truly outstanding, says Elizabeth Pivonka, President and CEO of PBH. “I am therefore pleased to announce our first ever group of Ambassador Excellence Award Honorees and Supermarket Dietitians of the Year. Together we continue to convey a clear and consistent message that including a variety of fruits and vegetables, at every eating occassion, is an essential component of creating a healthier America.”

About Produce for Better Health Foundation

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) fruit and vegetable education foundation. Since 1991, PBH works to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health. PBH achieves success through industry and government collaboration, first with the 5 A Day program and now with the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters public health initiative. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters is the nation’s largest public-private, fruit and vegetable nutrition education initiative with Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators in each state, territory and the military. To learn more, visit www.PBHFoundation.org and www.FruitsandVeggiesMoreMatters.org. Follow Fruits & Veggies—More Matters on Facebook or Twitter.

PBH is also a member and co-chair with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) of the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA), consisting of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry working to collaboratively and synergistically achieve increased nationwide access and demand for all forms of fruits and vegetables for improved public health. To learn more, visit www.NFVA.org.

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