Healthy Eating Top Priority for Boar's Head with American Diabetes and American Heart Associations

– Sarasota, Fl

Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., the manufacturer of premium deli meats and cheeses, has teamed up with two major health organizations, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, in an effort to encourage Americans to follow healthful and nutritional diets. These affiliations are part of Boar's Head's ongoing pledge to provide families with healthy, nutritious eating choices.

Boar's Head, manufacturer of premium delicatessen products for over 100 years, has joined the American Diabetes Association as a national promotional sponsor of the Diabetes Association's School Walk for Diabetes program. Boar's Head, along with the assistance of hundreds of independent Boar's Head Distributors, will encourage schools across the country to participate in the American Diabetes Association's School Walk fundraising program to promote healthy living, school spirit and community involvement. Throughout 2009, Boar's Head and the American Diabetes Association will work together to champion the cause of diabetes prevention by promoting healthy lifestyle options through good eating habits and physical fitness.

In addition, Boar's' Head is working with the American Heart Association (AHA) by participating in its Food Certification Program.  The AHA's distinctive red and white heart-check mark can be displayed on food items that have been screened and certified by the AHA to be low in harmful fats, cholesterol and sodium. Twenty-eight Boar's Head products proudly feature the heart-check mark.

"Our commitment is to give back to the community, in a variety of ways each year,” says RuthAnn LaMore, Director of Communications for Boar's Head.  "With the growing national epidemic of improper eating contributing to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, we are proud to offer a selection of products that not only taste good but are good for you.  When you combine our quality meats, cheeses and condiments with other fresh ingredients you have the perfect recipe for nutritious eating. We have a wide array of recipe options featured on boarshead.com.”

As part of their dedication to cause marketing sponsorships, Boar's Head has been an ongoing supporter with a number of other national organizations including, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Feingold Association, Celiac Sprue Association, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.  Boar's Head supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fight breast cancer and increase awareness through selling events in food stores nationwide.   For more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org.

For more recipe and nutrition information, background on Boar's Head healthy eating affiliations and a list of foods that meet the AHA food criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy people over age 2, please log on to www.boarshead.com.