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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 30, 2015

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Kristen Stevens, COO
Produce for Better Health Foundation
7465 Lancaster Pike
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2014 Supermarket Dietitians of the Year and Excellence Award Honorees

014 Supermarket Dietitians of the Year and Excellence Award Honorees Produce for Better Health Foundation to Recognize Recipients in March

Hockessin, Del. – To continue its longstanding history of identifying and honoring the hard work of industry members, apart from their company, 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 2014 Supermarket Dietitians of the Year, and Ambassador Excellence Award honorees.

The Ambassador Excellence Award Honorees were selected from a group of over 30 PBH Ambassadors who have demonstrated the greatest amount of support, in terms of breadth and depth, throughout 2014.  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.

 2014 Ambassador Excellence Award Honorees:

  •  Shirley Axe, Ahold USA
  • Lindsay Ehlis, Borton and Sons
  • Brett Libke, The Oppenheimer Group
  • Richard Ruiz, Ruiz Sales
  • Brian Threlfall, Giorgio Fresh Mushrooms

PBH's Supermarket Dietitians 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 of the collective goal of the increasing the sale and consumption of fruit and vegetables.

2014 Supermarket Dietitians of the Year:

  •  Ashley Cully, Ravitz Family Markets – ShopRite
  • Janine Faber, Meijer, Inc.
  • Pat Hunter, Hannaford Brothers
  • Heather Shasa, ShopRite of Little Falls
  • Allison Kuhn, The Kroger Company

 “The support PBH received throughout 2014 from our Ambassadors and supermarket dietitians has been truly outstanding,” says Elizabeth Pivonka, President and CEO of PBH. “Together we continue to convey a clear and consistent message that including a variety of fruit and vegetables at every eating occasion is an essential component of creating a healthier America.  I look forward to honoring these individuals during our Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 16-18.”

 

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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. 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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