People love to talk about Stonyfield products, people and programs, and we’re grateful for all the attention.
Eating Clean on a Budget
In the March 2010 issue of Prevention Magazine, our Low Fat French Vanilla yogurt is featured as a healthy dairy snack that is made without the use of antibiotics or artificial hormones. “You don’t have to sacrifice convenience for your budget to eat clean,” editors suggest.
Two of 20 Best Organic Foods for Men
Men’s Health Magazine
Men’s Health Magazine just released their “20 Best Organic Foods for Men” line-up (March 2010). We made the list twice: once for our reduced-fat, 2% organic milk, and again for our Oikos organic 0% fat Greek yogurt with honey! Editors say that our reduced-fat milk is “creamy, without the calories.” They also mention that our Oikos Honey is “sweetened naturally, without added preservatives.”
Low in Sugar, Packed with Flavor
CBS Early Show
Our Fat Free French Vanilla made the cut as a healthy, low-sugar yogurt on a recent episode of the CBS Early Show (February 25, 2010). Erin Hobday, Senior Diet and Nutrition Editor at Self Magazine, shared her top choices with viewers—explaining that yogurt can go from a healthy snack to a “sugar bomb” quite easily. Hobday suggests that an ideal yogurt has 25 grams of sugar or less.
Social Media Success
We almost had a cow when we heard that Stonyfield’s “Have-A-Cow” program made it to the “Top Five Winning Corporate Social Good Campaigns” on the social media news website Mashable.com (February 24, 2010). “They’ve leveraged what is both part of their story and their social-responsibility card into an engaging, educational, and successful social media arsenal,” says blogger Amy Sample Ward. Our program is highlighted along with four other campaigns being promoted by companies from Target to Pepsi.
Voting with Your Dollars
An interview with our CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, is spotlighted on the website of popular business magazine Fast Company (February 9, 2010). Gary tells readers, “When you shop, you’re really voting for the kind of world you want. What we should understand is, whether you’re in the airport, in a supermarket, in a convenient store or a restaurant, every time you select one item, it has a ripple effect far, far, far beyond that momentary product. It is power.”
Our YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals are featured in Parenting Magazine as a great immune-supporting snack (February 2010). Parenting calls them “Sneaky Beans,” and suggests they are a “stealthy way” to slip in green beans into a child’s diet.
The Organic Difference
Body + Soul
In the Body+Soul online article, “Organic Food and You,” readers learn what makes organic food and farming different than conventional (January 31, 2010). Our CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg says, “When you put ‘organic’ on your label, you’re entering a good-faith contract with your consumer.” He adds, “On the one hand, that contract says that I the consumer will pay you a little more for it, but you damn well better be straight with me, because if I find out you’re not, you’ll never be forgiven.”
Emissions Down, Savings Up
Our CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, recently made an appearance on the well-known blog Huffington Post (January 18, 2010). Gary’s self-written piece, “Let’s Price Carbon Now, for Business’ Sake,” touts that cutting greenhouse gas emissions has actually been beneficial for Stonyfield’s bottom line, and he suggests that Congress “should be guided less by economic models, and more by economic reality.” Gary goes on to list various other businesses that are decreasing GHG emissions and saving money as well.
Two Thumbs Up for Low-Fat Vanilla
San Francisco Chronicle
A group of taste testers for the San Francisco Chronicle rated our low-fat vanilla yogurt number one out of ten brands (January 17, 2010). In the article titled “Taster’s Choice,” our yogurt is described as “smooth and creamy” and “mildly sweet and tart.” Three out of five panelists say they would definitely buy it, and two say they might.
New Year, New You
CBS Early Show
Each January we’re motivated to start the new year off with a clean slate by exercising and eating healthier food. A recent segment of the CBS Early Show titled, “New Year, New You—Nutrition” featured ways for women to achieve these goals, through specific foods that benefit their health and reduce aging (January 9, 2010). According to nutritionist Cynthia Sass, author of The Ultimate Diet Log, it’s important for women in their thirties to get enough calcium, as they are still building bone mass. With each 5.3 ounce cup of our Oikos organic Greek yogurt having 20 percent of the recommended daily intake, she recommends it as an exceptionally healthy snack!
No Time for Intimidation!
"This is the year to stop being intimidated by Greek yogurt," say editors at ThatsFit.com, the popular AOL health website. In an article titled "How Many Calories: Stonyfield Greek Yogurt," our Oikos Organic Greek yogurt is featured as a healthy, fat-free Greek yogurt that’s great for breakfasts, snacks, and even soups and sauces (January 6, 2010). Readers also learn that one cup of Oikos has an amazing 23 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbs—and, "even more jaw dropping," there’s not a hint of fat to be found.
The Greek Phenomenon
Greek yogurt—it’s everywhere nowadays, and our Oikos organic Greek yogurt is no exception! A recent article in the Chicago Tribune delves deeply into the Greek phenomenon and mentions Oikos as a popular brand (December 21, 2009). Our Honey-flavored Oikos is highlighted, and our newest indulgent flavors—Chocolate and Caramel—are noted as sweet Greek varieties as well. The Tribune and various other sources that published the article “Greek Yogurt Yields Thick Rewards.”
Saint Paul Pioneer Press
The Stonyfield-sponsored “Expedition Copenhagen” was recently mentioned in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, as well as many other daily papers nationwide (December 6, 2009). The article, “Steger Foundation sends delegates to UN meeting,” describes the unique partnership between the non-profit and Stonyfield that sent 12 young leaders to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Eating Healthy in the Cafeteria
New York Times
In the New York Times article “Health Care Savings Could Start in the Cafeteria,” our CE-YO, Gary Hirshberg, talks about the connection between what people eat and healthcare savings (November 28, 2009). The article highlights a new start-up company called Full Yield that seeks to help companies lower healthcare costs by helping them to motivate employees to eat healthier. Gary, a member of Full Yield’s board, tells readers the company is a “health management program with food as its base.” A photo of Gary at Stonyfield is featured as well. The article appears in both the online and print versions of the Times.
Vote for the Planet with Climate Counts
San Francisco Chronicle
The Stonyfield-funded climate change initiative Climate Counts recently released a new scorecard, which is featured in an online article by the San Francisco Chronicle (November 2009). The non-profit’s Executive Director, Wood Turner, says, “We hear so much about how climate action is supposed to be bad for the economy, and I think companies are showing otherwise.” The recent scorecard data shows that most of the 90 companies scored are addressing their impact on the planet and supporting climate change initiatives. We hope the publication’s readers will use the scorecard information to vote for the environment when making their next purchase!