U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Teams Up With Biggest Loser Host Alison Sweeney
February 6, 2013

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) today announced it has teamed up this year with Alison Sweeney, host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, to introduce a program that will encourage American women to lead healthier, more dynamic lives. The partnership is an expansion of the Blueberry Council’s Little Blue Dynamos lifestyle marketing campaigns, which seek to influence the next generation of produce shoppers, particularly women aged 25-45.

According to the Working Mother Research Institute, women feel under pressure to stay fit, with 48 percent of working mothers and 42 percent of those at home saying they feel guilty that they’re not doing enough to take care of themselves. And research from The Motherhood.com shows moms are more focused on nutrition than ever in 2013. Insights like these set the context for the blueberry industry’s marketing efforts, says USHBC Executive Director Mark Villata.

“Our marketing programs are designed to build awareness about the health- and lifestyle benefits of blueberries, engage women consumers and get more people from all walks of life to try blueberries,” said Villata. “Partnering with Alison Sweeney helps us forge stronger relationships with people who eat our product and positions blueberries as part of a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. Alison embodies all the dynamism blueberries bring to the table.”

As an actress, host, author and mom of two, Sweeney has firsthand experience with the challenges many women face in balancing the demands of work, family and physical fitness.

“It’s easy for all of us to get caught up in the day-to-day juggling act and to put things like exercise, nutrition and family time on the back burner,” said Sweeney. “I look forward to helping the Blueberry Council inspire women across America to infuse healthy flavor and fun into their daily routines and to encourage women to have a positive attitude to make it all happen.”

Starting this spring, consumers can explore Alison Sweeney’s favorite recipes, activities and tips for a life in motion at www.littlebluedynamos.com, or by following Little Blue Dynamos on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Pinterest

About the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) consists of growers and packers in North and South America who market their blueberries in the United States. The members of the USHBC work together to promote the growth and wellbeing of the entire industry. The blueberry industry is committed to providing blueberries that are grown, harvested, packed and shipped in clean, safe environments. Learn more about blueberries atwww.littlebluedynamos.com or www.facebook.com/littlebluedynamos.