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Tree Top

August 10, 2012 11:00 ET

Healthy School Lunches Made Easy With Fruit Servings From Tree Top

Single-Serving Fruit Juice, Apple Sauce Are Lunchbox Staples

SELAH, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2012) - Lunch is an integral and important part of the school day. It's a chance for kids to refuel and prepare for an afternoon full of activity and learning. For this reason, a child's lunchbox should be full of healthy and nutrient-rich foods. Luckily, Tree Top makes it easy to pack a lunch that is both tasty and nutritious. With convenient, single-serving juice boxes and apple sauce cups, Tree Top simplifies lunches by providing fruit products that kids of all ages love.

Tree Top's juice and apple sauce provide a full day's supply of vitamin C, and contain important antioxidants, which can help prevent children from catching colds and flu. These items can be easily packed into a school lunchbox and parents will appreciate the single-serving containers as they are both kid-friendly and convenient.

"Packing a healthy school lunch can be a daily challenge and so can getting kids to eat nutritious foods," said Deanna Segrave-Daly, Registered Dietician for Tree Top. "Tree Top's single-serving fruit products like apple sauce and 100 percent juice solve these problems -- they are healthy, convenient and crowd-pleasing treats."

Most importantly, Tree Top's school snacks help kids attain the recommended daily allowance of fruit. For most school-aged children, the USDA's MyPlate recommends at least one-and-a-half cups of fruit, with two cups recommended for teenage boys. Any fruit or 100 percent fruit juice is included in the USDA's recommendations.

Tree Top Apple Sauce
Tree Top apple sauce containers equal a half-cup of fruit that most kids enjoy from the first spoonful. Four-ounce cups are sold in packages of six -- just enough for a full week of school and a quick snack on the weekend. Tree Top's apple sauce cups don't require refrigeration and are packed with apples grown in U.S. apple country. Tree Top apple sauce is available in a range of flavors including natural (no sugar added), naturally sweetened with apple juice concentrate, organic, cinnamon and strawberry.

Tree Top Juice Boxes
Tree Top juice boxes are filled with 100 percent fruit juice and come in five flavors so parents can keep the lunchbox interesting with a new flavor every day of the school week. Along with Tree Top's signature apple juice, children can enjoy combinations like berry, fruit punch, grape and apple pear. At 6.75 ounces, each juice box gives most kids more than half their fruit servings for the day.

"While eating fresh fruit is certainly preferred, for busy families, these are quick and healthier snacks to serve kids," added Segrave-Daly. "Parents can feel confident that they are helping to meet the USDA MyPlate fruit guidelines and also giving their kids something tasty and convenient."

About Tree Top
Since 1960, Tree Top has provided premium, quality juices, fruit based products and ingredients to consumers and most of the world's leading manufacturers. The grower-owned cooperative operates eight processing facilities in the heart of Washington's apple country, Oregon and California. With more than 1,100 growers, the co-op creates the widest array of fruit-based products and ingredients available on the market. Tree Top's passion and attention to quality and craftsmanship makes it the first choice for customers. For more information, visit www.treetop.com.

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