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[February 25, 2013]

Frozen Food Foundation Hosts 5K Fun Run & Walk Presented by MorningStar Farms® at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

The Frozen Food Foundation is pleased to announce it exceeded its participation goal for the Frozen Food Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk presented by MorningStar Farms® held today at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

More than 400 community youth, teens and adults joined the Frozen Food Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim in a public display of their commitment to health and wellness. The Foundation is particularly pleased that nearly 100 youth from the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine youth sports program also participated in the event.

"The Frozen Food Foundation is proud to showcase the frozen food community's commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles," said Foundation President Kraig R. Naasz. "I'm delighted by the overwhelming show of support among members of all ages of the Anaheim community for the Frozen Food Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk."

"Nearly one third of American children are overweight or obese, a sobering statistic that stems, in part, from insufficient physical activity and poor eating habits," said Naasz. "Through their support of the 5K Fun Run & Walk, frozen food producers are helping to demonstrate the value of pairing physical activity with good-for-you food products that are convenient, tasty and wholesome."

"It is an honor for MorningStar Farms to join with the Frozen Food Foundation to encourage people to exercise and to eat smarter by choosing frozen veggie products," said Heather Fries, marketing director for MorningStar Farms®.

All participants received a souvenir t-shirt and finisher's medal. Proceeds from the event benefit the public education and research efforts of the Frozen Food Foundation.

The Frozen Food Foundation thanks 5K sponsors MorningStar Farms®, Green Giant®, Sargento® and Kendall Frozen Fruits, as well as community and national partners the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim and the Produce for Better Health Foundation, respectively.

For more information about the Frozen Food Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk presented by MorningStar Farms® or the Foundation's other activities, please visit the Frozen Food Foundation online at www.FrozenFoodFacts.org.

The Frozen Food Foundation exists to foster scientific research, public awareness and industry education regarding the nutritional and safety attributes of frozen foods for the benefit of the common good. The Frozen Food Foundation is affiliated with the American Frozen Food Institute.


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