LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Maria Menounos will share her “red” hot secrets for staying fit and fab amongst 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries at Ocean Spray’s cranberry bog display in Rockefeller Center. The best-selling author and sizzling Host of EXTRA has teamed up with the cranberry cooperative from her home state of Massachusetts to share her secrets for fueling herself every day, everywhere, every way with the deliciously healthy fruit, especially during the holidays.
“Nothing compares to the beauty of a cranberry harvest, but there’s more to the cranberry than meets the eye. It’s an exceptionally healthy fruit.”
“Growing up in Massachusetts, I always had an appreciation for the cranberry,” said Menounos. “Nothing compares to the beauty of a cranberry harvest, but there’s more to the cranberry than meets the eye. It’s an exceptionally healthy fruit.”
Fans can catch Menounos at Ocean Spray’s cranberry bog display in Rockefeller Center Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. where she will be showcasing her best moves for staying fit and trim, just in time for the holidays. The star will also share her favorite dishes and tips for avoiding the holiday “jiggle” with low-calorie cocktails, portion-controlled sides and reduced-sugar sauces.
So, what’s the star’s advice? “Live in color!” shared Menounos. “Find ways to rev up your workouts by mixing things up – a festive salsa class can be a great calorie burner – and fill your plates with colorful, healthy fruits like the cranberry. Whether it’s fresh, juice, dried or in a sauce, there are a variety of ways to incorporate cranberries into a healthy routine – morning, noon and night.”
Join the Conversation: #CranberryLife
Can’t make it to the bog? Don’t worry! Fans can visit Ocean Spray’s Facebook page starting in early November through the holidays to view Maria’s “red” hot holiday tips and for a chance to win a holiday prize pack. Then, keep the conversation going by using the hashtag, #cranberrylife; follow Ocean Spray on Twitter at twitter.com/oceansprayinc; pin pictures of your favorite cranberry recipes and decor on Ocean Spray’s Pinterest page, or upload photos to Instagram, tagging @oceansprayinc.
Hey, It’s the Guys from the Commercials!
The beloved duo from Ocean Spray’s award-winning advertising campaign as well as Ocean Spray growers who take pride in delivering the fruits of their labor to families around the world will also be at the bog. Visitors interested in experiencing a cranberry harvest can stop by Rockefeller Center® to learn about the fruit’s healthy origins and to take photos with the beloved characters on Oct. 16. A full schedule is below.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
- Menounos shares moves, meals for staying fit and fab this holiday season, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST
- Cranberry harvest demonstration and product sampling, 12 – 5 p.m. EST
Wednesday, Oct. 16
- Cranberry harvest demonstrations, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST
- Meet and greet with beloved duo from Ocean Spray’s advertising campaign, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST
Eat Cranberries for Goodness Sake!
People everywhere are enjoying the great taste and healthy goodness of the cranberry. They’re like Mother Nature’s super fruit, containing unique compounds that cleanse and purify the body. Cranberries are naturally low in sugar, allowing them to be made into a wide variety of product choices and reduced-sugar options. So whether you’re looking to add more fruit to your diet, increase healthy snacking or reduce calories, Ocean Spray® has a product to fit your healthy lifestyle; from 100% juice blends, to Diet juice drinks and Reduced Sugar Craisins® Dried Cranberries.
To learn more about the healthy goodness of the cranberry, visit www.cranberryhealth.com.
About Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada, and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries, and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. The cooperative’s cranberries are currently featured in more than 1,000 great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 50 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment. In fiscal year 2012, Ocean Spray posted record-high gross sales of $2.2 billion and net proceeds of $338 million.