Happy Healthy Holidays with Bananas!

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, this is the season for parties and celebrations. Cocktail hours to brunches and all other social activities brings indulgence and the dreaded holiday weight gain. On top of that, the holidays can be stressful when you factor in travel, hosting and constantly being on the go. This year, protect your waistline and your immune system by taking a simple preventative measure: eat more organic bananas!

Organics Unlimited bananas have 16% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of dietary fiber; this helps keep digestion regular and maintains low blood sugar. One banana also has an impressive 34% of the RDI of vitamin B6, essential in helping the body produce hemoglobin, antibodies, immune response and maintain a proper blood/sugar ratios.

Positioning bananas as a healthy addition to your holiday snacking will resonate with your customers. Here are a few more tips to share with your customers:

  • Provide printed, healthy breakfast and snack recipes to customers. Whether a busy weekday or a holiday weekend hosting special guests, these breakfasts and snacks can provide a break from heavy holiday foods.
  • To prepare for holiday parties and visitors, more customers will be making more trips to the grocery store during the month of December. Add grab-and-go stations near cash registers to offer customers single bananas as snacks or quick breakfast. You can also cross-promote bananas by pairing them with other holiday foods.
  • Children especially need to get lots of nutrients this time of year as their immune systems fight off colds and the flu. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), children between the ages of 2-3, 4-8 and 9-13 should consume 1, 1- 1.5 and 1.5 cup(s) (respectively) of fruit per day. By cross-promoting bananas and gearing organic banana merchandising specifically toward youth, you can not only enhance your store’s produce section and help increase sales, but also help ensure that children receive the recommended daily levels of fruit.

 

  • To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can offer Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas in your store, please visit com. You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

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