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The British Are Coming…And Not A Moment Too Soon!

Every generation or so a British invasion hits our shores and shakes things up a bit.  This latest assault won’t “Twist and Shout” its way to Billboard’s Top 10, but it’s message is worth tuning in.

Jamie Oliver, British-born chef …

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (February 2010) —Country Choice Organic, a leading producer of USDA certified organic oatmeal, cookie and snack products, is reducing the sugar in each FIT KIDS Instant Oatmeal variety by 18 to 23 percent as part of an …

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Oatmeal Fuels Your Day…and More!

At Country Choice Organic, we work hard to minimize our operational “footprint”, constantly reviewing our packaging materials, transportation, and warehousing to make sure we only use what is necessary to deliver the freshest, best tasting organic products. 

Our parent company, …

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Look…Down in Your Bowl…It’s Super-Oats!

Health magazine recently named oats one of the healthiest super foods for women.  This should come as no surprise since we’ve known for a long time that oats can help lower cholesterol.  Now scientists say oats, rich in soluble and …

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New Year Resolutions

January is the time of year when everybody’s thinking about food.  While some savor December’s holiday feasts, others lament their yuletide excess.  And for many, the New Year brings with it a steely resolve to “eat better”. 

It is thought …

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Holiday Food Traditions

My daughters made Christmas cookies last night.  Not the “heat and eat” frozen dough variety, but the kind that leaves a light dusting of flour on the counters and the crunch of sugar sprinkles under foot.  This was significant because:…

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When Social Media Becomes Social Action

While much of the social media world is sharing the latest Tiger tale or LOL joke, there are places where your connectedness can do some good.  Country Choice Organic wants Facebook fans (ideally who love our stuff, but we’ll worry …

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Have You Had Your “A-ha” Moment Today?

For years the conventional wisdom on organic food was, “If it’s good for you it must taste bad.”  Obviously, this can’t be all true, given the plethora of new organic products in the marketplace.  However, some stereotypes die hard.  That’s …

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Are You In the Zone?

Travel far enough away from the influence of American fast food and you’ll find populations with an abundance of nonagenarians (i.e., 90-year olds).  Coincidence?  I think not.  Instead, I submit that these pockets of longevity, so-called Blue Zones (I guess …

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Healthy School Breakfast? How Notable!

One of our more rewarding endeavors is a partnership with a company trying to transform school breakfast.  Obviously this is no easy task, but with reams of data pointing to the importance of breakfast and reports exposing the empty calories …

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