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SunBursts(TM) Tomato Donates Strollers to San Antonio Families

June 26, 2010

SAN ANTONIO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ — Today, San Antonio-based NatureSweet® in partnership with local organizations, Stroller Strides and SAMMinistries, kicked off the SunBursts Stroller Project, a two-part program to provide more than 25 families in need with new baby strollers and fun, stroller-based exercise classes.

In celebration of NatureSweet’s new, bite-sized, yellow SunBursts tomato, the company donated 30 yellow strollers to families with SAMMinistries. As part of the project, Stroller Strides is providing two free stroller-based exercise classes to SAMMinistries families, the first of these classes was held at Walker Ranch Park today.

“Our newest, sweetest tomato yet, SunBursts are a delicious snack — packed with great flavor and a healthy dose of optimism,” said Jane Raynandi, brand manager for Desert Glory, producer of NatureSweet tomatoes. “Through this project with SAMMinistries and Stroller Strides, we hope to bring a little sunshine to our community and encourage healthy snacking.”

“SAMMinistries recognizes the value of healthy choices and the essential part they play in our overall well-being. So, we are excited to be a partner with SunBursts and Stroller Strides as they enhance the lives of the families we serve,” said Navarra Williams, president and CEO of SAMMinistries. “We are thankful for the wonderful gift of the strollers for our families. I know they will be appreciated by our moms and their kids as they work toward a healthier future.”

The second class of the SunBursts Stroller Project will be open to the general public and will be held at the San Antonio Zoo on Saturday, July 24, at 10:00 a.m.

“We’re excited to partner with SunBursts to teach new moms the advantages of leading healthy lifestyles by incorporating exercise and healthy eating into their weekly routines,” said Lisa DeArmond, owner of North San Antonio Stroller Strides. “These small changes to their exercise and eating habits, including healthy snacking, have a huge impact on their well-being and that of their children.”

SunBursts are not only bursting with flavor but are also nutrient-rich and naturally sodium free. In addition to being a good source of vitamin A and dietary fiber, these tomatoes are high in vitamin C. Each serving of SunBursts has only 45 calories, which means a whole package can be enjoyed for about 90 calories. Like all NatureSweet tomatoes, SunBursts are allowed to fully ripen on the vine, producing exceptional flavor and consistent quality year-round so you can always Snack for Joy!(TM)

SunBursts are now available at major grocers throughout Texas. For more information on the SunBursts Stroller Project and SunBursts tomatoes, such as nutrition facts, availability, snacking tips, and more, visit www.facebook.com/SunBurstsTomatoes.

About NatureSweet

NatureSweet tomatoes are distributed throughout the United States at major grocers, club stores, and foodservice operators. Always vine-ripened, hand-picked, and carefully packaged, NatureSweet tomatoes consistently deliver the best taste with year-round availability. As the number one brand of vine-ripened cherry tomatoes in the United States, NatureSweet’s growing operations proudly employ 5,000 associates year-round. For more information about NatureSweet tomatoes, visit www.naturesweettomatoes.com.


    Contact:          Lindsay Lehfeld, Fleishman-Hillard
                      (512) 495-7185
                      lindsay.lehfeld@fleishman.com

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