Fall will be here in a few short weeks. The days will get shorter and the weather will be colder. Enjoy the change of seasons, and if you have kids, the new school year that is always full of possibilities. Mann will be here all through the seasons to bring you the best fresh-cut veggies that are available.
Fruit & Veggies More Matters
With school starting up again it’s important to make healthy choices when everyone is on the go. Every step taken towards eating more fruits and veggies helps you and your family be at their best. Because eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your family’s risk of many diseases, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating more fruits and vegetables than any other food group.
Produce for Better Health Foundation has some helpful tips to start the school year on the right track:
- Back to School with Fruits & Vegetables
- What’s in Season for Fall
- Family Dinner with Fruits & Vegetables
- Healthy Meal Planning
Last Days of Summer
Labor Day is next weekend and there is time for one last gathering before summer fades into fall. We have a few ideas to go with your celebration. Perk up your pasta salad and make Pasta Primavera Salad with Mann’s Broccoli Wokly. Another delicious side dish is Mann’s Green Beans with Thyme-Dijon Butter.
For breakfast on the go try our Sweet Potato Bacon, Egg Scrambler. Prepare as directed and stuff it inside pita bread for the kids as they are rushing out the door to school. You can also try as a lunch treat Broccoli Cole Slaw Grab & Go Veggie Pita. It’s full of fresh veggies and will give you the energy you need for your busy day.
Good Housekeeping – Steal Your Kid’s Snacks
Mann’s Snacks on the Go are featured in the September issue of Good Housekeeping. This grab and go snack can easily go in the lunchbox, briefcase or purse and is waistline friendly at less than 100 calories. Snacks on the Go!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® Virginia Beach™
Mann is teaming up with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® Virginia Beach™ to feature our award-winning Stringless Sugar Snap Peas.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series, covering 24 major markets in North America and three international destinations, with more than 471,500 participants. In addition, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is a charity fundraising event that raised more than $256 million in 2011. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® creates a festival-like atmosphere when it comes to town – combining running, music and fun, at a two-day health and fitness expo in each city it visits, along with offering runners options including a marathon, half marathon, relays, wheelchair invitational and elite athlete invitational. There are live bands along the race course and a post race concert. The popular band Train will be this year’s headliner at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® Virginia Beach™.
In addition to Sugar Snap Pea sampling, Mann will distribute future-purchase coupons to more than 35,000 attendees at the two-day health expo. The health expo is free and open to the general public. Looking for something fun and healthy to do Labor Day weekend – stop by the expo and try some delicious & fresh Sugar Snap Peas!
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Friday, August 31st from 12pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 1st from 9am – 5pm
The Men and Women Behind Mann!
Mann Packing expanded its sales and marketing staff in Salinas with two new hires.
Megan Grim joins the company’s marketing department as the new packaging coordinator. Megan is a recent graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in agricultural business and a concentration in marketing. While attending Cal Poly, she served as a marketing intern at Mann for the past four years.
This is a new position for Mann Packing; Grim will report to Christine Keller, director of marketing innovations.
Danny Goforth joins the customer solutions/sales team as a sales executive. Danny also graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2010, with a degree in agricultural business. He worked previously in commodity and value added sales, product management, and business development as a sales/business development manager with Colorful Harvest in Salinas.
Both Megan and Danny reside in Monterey County, and will be based out of Mann’s headquarters in Salinas.
For more information about career opportunities at Mann Packing, please visit us Career Opportunities
Consumer Questions and Answers
Question, from Mildred in Missouri: I bought an 8oz package of Sugar Snap Peas and got less than a cup of peas from the entire bag.
Answer: Sugar Snap Peas are meant to be eaten pod and all. They are not the type of pea you should buy if you want to shell them for the individual peas. You should be buying English Peas, which are meant to be shelled and the pod discarded.
Through all of the changing weather to come, keep eating healthy and get your daily exercise. Remember ” A body in motion, stays in motion”, so lets all keep moving for better health!
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