Wonderful Pistachios Joins Forces with American Diabetes Association® to Encourage Healthy Eating

Leading Healthy Snack Company Introduces Healthy Eating Toolkit
for Supermarket Retail Dietitians

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wonderful
Pistachios
, a champion of healthy snacking, announced today it will
sign on as a national Stop Diabetes® sponsor of the American
Diabetes Association
. In a strategic effort to encourage healthy
eating, Wonderful Pistachios hopes to move the country toward healthier
habits, one snack break at a time. This strategic alliance recognizes
both groups’ commitment to stop diabetes, the seventh
leading cause of death in the United States
.

“Wonderful Pistachios is proud to support the American Diabetes
Association in raising awareness for healthy eating throughout the month
of November for American
Diabetes Month®
and beyond,” said Adam Cooper, vice
president of marketing, Wonderful Pistachios. “People love snacking—in
fact, snacking makes up half of all eating occasions in America—so our
goal is to encourage all Americans to snack smarter. With a portfolio of
healthy brands at The Wonderful Company, encouraging healthy choices is
in our DNA.”

“We are proud to have the support of Wonderful Pistachios for this
important initiative,” said Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD, CPsychol,
vice president of lifestyle management for the American Diabetes
Association. “It can be difficult for individuals with diabetes to
navigate the best snack options in the right amounts, and it’s important
for us to work with an organization that shares a common goal to provide
healthier choices.”

Wonderful Pistachios is also recognized as a supporter of the
Association’s National
Healthy Lunch Day
initiative, which takes place annually
on the third Tuesday in November—November 15 this year. The Association
is offering a free, easy-to-use e-toolkit
that provides a wealth of scalable ideas, tips, lunch-themed activities
and suggestions to help companies and organizations inspire, encourage
and empower employees and communities to have a healthy lunch.

In addition, Wonderful Pistachios is launching its own healthy eating
toolkit just in time for American Diabetes Month®, specially designed
for supermarket retail dietitians. Developed by chef-dietitian and
author of “The All Natural Diabetes Cookbook,” Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN,
the toolkit emphasizes eating deliciously and nutritiously with diabetes.

“As a chef and nutritionist, I want to help people understand that
eating right with diabetes can and should taste great,” said Newgent.
“The American Diabetes Association calls nuts, like pistachios, a
‘diabetes superfood’ because, among other things, they help with hunger
management. Pistachios’ trio of fiber, protein and good fats help keep
you fuller longer, making them a smarter bet than carbohydrate-heavy
snacks.” Newgent recommends trying pistachios instead of croutons on
salad or using chopped pistachios instead of breadcrumbs on baked
chicken or fish.

The strategic support of the Association by Wonderful Pistachios
includes working with health and wellness practitioners, nutritionists,
registered dietitians and other influencers to raise awareness about
health and wellness.

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is the world’s largest vertically
integrated pistachio and almond grower and processor. Located in
California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds
owns, cultivates and harvests more than 65,000 acres of pistachio and
almond orchards. Our world-class operation supplies both industrial and
retail customers, offering high-quality, consistent supply and adherence
to rigorous food safety standards. Our nuts can be found in stores
nationwide under the flagship retail brands of Wonderful Pistachios® and
Wonderful Almonds®.

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is part of The Wonderful Company, a
successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 7,800
employees worldwide. Our success goes beyond Wonderful Pistachios. We’ve
turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon.
Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is
the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces
California’s top-selling Cabernet Sauvignon and, in 2015, JUSTIN was
named “American Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
And Teleflora is the world’s largest floral delivery service.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values,
visit www.wonderful.com,
or follow us on Facebook,
Twitter
and Instagram.

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®
and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes;
delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and
credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights
because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to
prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people
affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American
Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org.
Information from both of these sources is available in English
and Spanish.
Find us on Facebook (American
Diabetes Association
), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn)
and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

Contacts

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds
Maggie Moon, 310-966-8707
Maggie.Moon@wonderful.com