LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2015) - Today, fitness trainer Tracy Anderson kicked off a partnership between Wonderful Halos mandarins and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Wonderful Halos- the sweet, easy to peel and seedless mandarins- is donating $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support healthy lifestyles programming at Clubs around the country. Included in Wonderful Halos’ donation includes fresh citrus fruit to supply Clubs with healthy snack options.
Anderson, a fitness guru best known for the Tracy Anderson Method and trainer to many of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, joined volunteers at Boys & Girls Club of Burbank to deliver Halos for a snack time treat and host fitness activities to promote the importance of healthy habits.
“As a mom I want only the best for my kids which is why I choose Wonderful Halos as a healthy snacking option to share as a family,” said Anderson. “This partnership is very important to me as I want to encourage my kids and today’s youth to make smart food choices and Halos are an excellent selection.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation’s premier youth development organization serving nearly 4 million youth annually. More than 4,100 Club locations have helped develop young minds with the skills and abilities to become productive citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of America works to provide a world-class Club experience for all youth and this includes teaching how to live a healthy lifestyle along with demonstrating good character & citizenship and academic success. Signature Boys & Girls Club programs such as Triple Play, Smart Moves, Smart Girls and Wanna Play provide opportunities for Club kids to get active, understand and educate themselves to make smart choices that impact their health.
“Each day our Clubs work to create environments for kids that make the healthy choice the easy choice,” said Julie Teer, senior vice president of resource development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “With more than three out of ten kids considered obese or overweight in our country, it is critical that we change this equation. We’re excited to have partners like Wonderful Halos join us to build healthy great futures for America’s kids.”
“Wonderful Halos is committed to providing parents and children with healthy snacking options,” said Jasmine Hodari, vice president of marketing, Wonderful Halos. “We also want to ensure that kids at Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States have access to healthy food and resources. Supporting Boys & Girls Club’s healthy lifestyle efforts is a great way for us to make an impact on the health of today’s youth.”
Wonderful Halos mandarins are in the produce aisles of grocery, mass and club stores now through April (California mandarin season). They are available in 1-, 3- and 5-pound bags and 5-pound boxes. For more information on Wonderful Halos or to stay up-to-date on the Wonderful Halos and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership, visit HalosFun.com, Facebook.com/Halos or @halosfun on Twitter. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America and how to help, please visit greatfutures.org.
About Wonderful® Halos™
Wonderful Halos are sweet, seedless and easy to eat and peel California-grown mandarins filled with Pure Goodness™. Halos are a part of Paramount Citrus, the largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus in the U.S. The kid sized fruit is available at produce aisles nationwide at grocery, mass and club retailers during mandarin season (November – April). For more information, visit HalosFun.com or Facebook.com/HalosFun.
About Paramount Citrus
Paramount Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus—mandarins, navel oranges, Valencia oranges, lemons, limes, Texas red grapefruit and other citrus varieties. More than a half million tons of fresh citrus shipped from around the world are processed at our facilities in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Texas’s Rio Grande Valley and Mexico. Paramount Citrus is the country’s largest grower of sweet, seedless, easy peel California mandarins, which are processed in the world’s largest citrus packinghouse at our company’s headquarters in Delano, California. Paramount Citrus is part of the Roll Global LLC family of companies that include the world’s largest grower of pistachios and almonds as well as consumer packaged goods such as POM Wonderful®, FIJI® Water and Wonderful Halos. Visit www.paramountcitrus.com for more information.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.