Congratulations on Achieving Excellence!

Recipients and presenters of the 5 A Day National Excellence Awards and Ambassadors in Excellence Awards for 1999.

Back Row (L to R): Don Dressler (Western Growers Insurance Services), Robert Schueller (Melissa's/World Variety Produce), Jan Burkett (Davis Lay Produce), Mary Kay Oyler (First Tennessee National Corporation), Brad Wilson (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina), Forrest Roberts (County Market-a SUPERVALU store), Mike Kemp (SUPERVALU), John Schildroth (SUPERVALU), Dave Howald (California Avocado Commission), Al Giuliani (Ready Pac Produce), Carole Wilson (on behalf of Lucy Fleming of Bestfoods), Rebecca Clow (Weyerhaeuser), Bill Lewis (Zeneca), Sue Foerster (California Department of Health Services).

Seated (L to R): Clark Wood (Associated Food Stores), Diane Quig (formerly of Zeneca), Celeste Settrini (Fresh Network), Gary Johnson (Washington Apple Commission), Connie Belile (NewStar Fresh Foods LLC).

5 A Day National Excellence Award 

The Produce for Better Health Foundation recognizes the 10 winning companies and 5 individual Ambassadors of the third annual 5 A Day National Excellence Award Series.  These awards honor corporate involvement, employee achievement and employee educational awareness in the 5 A Day -- for Better Health program.  The Foundation thanks all of the corporations who participated in this program.  This year's award series was made possible by grants from Western Growers Insurance Services and Zeneca.

As the Diamond Crystal Award recipient, SUPERVALU INC. attained the highest level of excellence.  SUPERVALU's many outstanding efforts set an example for how a company can incorporate 5 A Day into its business, workplace and community.

Corporations participate in the 5 A Day National Excellence Award Series because 5 A Day can improve the health of employees and help reduce the staggering costs of health care.  Your company can participate in this year's 5 A Day National Excellence Award Series.  Challenge your employees to eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day to improve their health.  Have your corporate wellness coordinator or human resource director call the Foundation at 302-235-ADAY (2329); ext. 22 to learn more about how to participate. 

 Entries must be received by December 31, 2000.


1999 Excellence Award Winners

Diamond Crystal Award


Excellence in Corporate Contributions and Support Initiatives

California Avocado Commission

Excellence in Employee Campaign Performance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Melissa's/ World Variety Produce
Ready Pac Produce

Excellence in Employee Education and Volunteer Involvement

First Tennessee National Corporation
Davis Lay Produce
California Department of Health Services

Ambassadors in Excellence Awards

Connie Belile- NewStar Fresh Foods, LLC
Gary Johnson- Washington Apple Commission
Diane Quig- formerly of Zeneca
Celeste Settrini- Fresh Network
Clark Wood- Associated Food Stores


Click here to read the press release about the winners.

 More information on the 5 A Day National Excellence Award Series email [email protected] 



You can get some of your 5 A Day at a restaurant too. Try vegetable pizza, vegetable pasta (but watch out for cream sauces), or a fresh vegetable "wrap." Instead of French fries, order a plain baked potato, vegetable soup, or a small salad.

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