The Produce Mom’s School Foodservice Program to Launch in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Fruit’s The Produce Mom has partnered with Indiana Celebrities & Heroes to inspire healthy eating amongst children via their school foodservice program, Find Your Favorite. Through a series of promotional posters, grocery offers, educational materials and events – children will be encouraged to try fruits and vegetables to find their favorite.

Find Your Favorite will launch this week at Indianapolis Public Schools.  Dr. Eugene White, Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, praised the Find Your Favorite program by saying: “We understand the connection between healthy eating and learning. We also know many of our children do not eat, or have access to fresh fruit and vegetables outside of school. We are proud of our partnership with Indianapolis Fruit and thank the Produce Mom for this initiative.”

The following individuals have been named Find Your Favorite Heroes & will appear on posters and videos with their favorite produce item.

Bananas – Katie Douglas, Indiana Fever
Blueberries – David Boudia, Team USA Diving
Broccoli – Emily Dyson, Dance Kaleidoscope
Cantaloupe – Boomer, Indiana Pacers Mascot
Carrots – Robbie Baillargeon, Indiana Ice
Corn – Rowdie, Indianapolis Indians Mascot
Grapefruit – Emily Glover, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Grapes – Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Green Beans – Christopher Wuensch, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Guava – Lori Taylor, Indianapolis Fruit Company
Kiwi – Graham Rahal, IndyCar Series
Mango – Blue, Indianapolis Colts Mascot
Mushrooms – Anila Agha, Arts Council of Indianapolis Visual Artist
Peaches – Gus Chavez, Indianapolis Fire Department
Pears – Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis Colts
Pineapple – Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
Spinach – Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Strawberries – George Hill, Indiana Pacers

“Indianapolis Fruit Company is proud to support the ‘Find Your Favorite’ campaign,” says Mike Mascari, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company. The goal of ‘Find Your Favorite’ is to introduce children to the many wonderful and tasty fruits and vegetables, and the importance a healthy diet plays in all our lives. Through this campaign we want to improve healthy choices for schoolchildren and teach them to make good decisions about snacks and meals. We appreciate the leadership of The Produce Mom in this initiative. Also, we are appreciative of the support of the many talented, hard-working local heroes who have participated and are great role models for our youth.”

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