The Florida Department of Citrus

The Florida Department of Citrus

February 26, 2013 09:00 ET

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Healthy Grocery Shopping, Cooking and Fitness Tips for March Nutrition Month

-- Wellness experts, Lydia Knorr, Emily Richards and Eva Redpath can help Canadians make healthier food and lifestyle choices that are easy to add to busy daily routines and help alleviate stress

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2013) - A recent survey by the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) found that most Canadians experience moderate or higher levels of stress all year long and that a common side effect of this stress is unhealthy eating. In fact, 36 per cent of Canadians struggle to maintain a healthy diet when they are stressed and 40 per cent of Canadians say that this stress actually leads to unhealthy food choices.

March is Nutrition Month and with it comes a reminder that proper dietary decisions are crucial for Canadians.

Working with Canadians of all ages and families of all sizes in their complementary fields, the FDOC Feel Better Squad - Lydia Knorr, Emily Richards and Eva Redpath - have developed tips to help their clients maintain a healthy diet and improve their overall well-being when stressed.

WHO: Lydia Knorr, MHSC., registered dietitian and busy mother of three
WHAT: Lydia can provide advice on how to make healthier food choices and speak about trendy topics such as gluten-free and dairy-free diets
WHO: Emily Richards, cookbook author and recipe developer
WHAT: Emily can provide advice on how to cook simple, healthy meals at home and how to sneak more fruits and vegetables into everyday meals to increase their nutrition value
WHO: Eva Redpath, fitness expert
WHAT: Eva can speak to the benefits of overall health and wellness. She believes that for optimal health, one should exercise in addition to establishing smart eating habits
WHEN: Lydia, Emily and Eva are available for interviews throughout March

Please note: As part of this opportunity, a product giveaway on behalf of the Florida Department of Citrus can be arranged upon request.

About the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC)

The Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) is an executive agency of the Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry. Its activities are funded by a tax paid by growers on each box of citrus that moves through commercial channels. A few of the popular varieties of Florida citrus fruit available in Canadian supermarkets are Ruby Red Grapefruit, Flame Grapefruit, and Marsh Grapefruit with 100 per cent pure Florida orange juice and Florida grapefruit juice available all year round.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to book an interview, please contact
    Melissa Adamson