SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Frozen Food Foundation is pleased to report that more than 400 community youth, teens and adults participated in the Foundation’s 5K Fun Run & Walk presented by MorningStar Farms held on Feb. 23 at the Seaport Courtyard in San Diego, Calif.
The Foundation was particularly pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego in a public display of health and wellness.
“The Frozen Food Foundation is proud to showcase the frozen food community’s commitment to promoting increased physical activity and good-for-you frozen foods,” said Foundation President Kraig R. Naasz. “I’m delighted by the overwhelming show of support among members of all ages of the San Diego community for the Frozen Food Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk.”
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego is committed to improving the outlook for youth by encouraging a healthy lifestyle,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Director of Strategic Partnerships Tesha Young. “We are proud to partner with the Frozen Food Foundation in promoting the 5K Fun Run & Walk among our members.”
All race participants received a souvenir t-shirt and finisher’s medal. MorningStar Farms served breakfast at the finish line, while Birds Eye showcased their Veggie Bike Derby and Green Giant’s “Sprout” lead runners and walkers in a warm-up stretch before the race.
“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 Todd Smith, marketing director for MorningStar Farms.
Proceeds from the event benefit the public education and research efforts of the Frozen Food Foundation.
The Frozen Food Foundation extends special thanks to its 5K sponsors: MorningStar Farms, Green Giant, Birds Eye, Kendall Frozen Fruits and Naturipe Farms, as well as community partners the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
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 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.