SAVE THE INTERNET – Net Neutrality Letter to the FCC

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To: The Honorable Ajit Pai
Chairman
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

December 13, 2017

Dear FCC Chairman Ajit Pai,

We are a group of businesses from Northern New England with strong ties to the rural and agricultural business community. We are writing today out of deep concern about the FCC’s proposal to roll back the current net neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act. We urge you to maintain the existing rules instead.

As members of the business community in this region, we regularly witness how small rural businesses, including the farms and cooperatives that many of us source from, already struggle with limited access to broadband and limited options for internet service providers. The repeal of net neutrality would compound the challenges faced by these businesses, adding cost and creating a competitive disadvantage to running a successful business in rural America.

Uninhibited access to the internet is already a fundamental necessity for operating a successful business in rural areas. Looking to the future, this is only going to become more important. In our work with farmers in this region, we see how this particular group of businesses is increasingly reliant on the internet for access to technical information and support, and for access to information about markets.

The changes proposed by the FCC would remove the only existing legal foundation strong enough to ensure net neutrality protections are enforceable: Title II of the Communications Act, as implemented in the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order.

Under this change, internet providers would gain new powers to steer businesses and customers one way or another. For example, Internet access providers could charge new fees for prioritized access to customers. While big companies and farms might be able to afford a pay-to-play prioritized ‘fast lane’ to users, small and medium sized businesses cannot; at the very least, such new fees would put them at a distinct disadvantage with larger competitors. Internet access providers could also charge rural businesses new fees for access to websites and services. They could favor certain businesses by slowing down traffic or exempting competitors’ traffic from users’ data caps. They could also block websites and apps outright. This would create immense uncertainty for companies in every sector of the economy who rely on open, unencumbered connectivity as a key enabler for their business and productivity. It could also greatly limit or bias farmers’ access to products, services, and information they need to run their business.

Ultimately, repealing net neutrality will have a crippling effect on rural economies, further restricting access to the internet for rural businesses at a point in time where we need to expand and speed this access instead. We urge you to maintain strong net neutrality rules and focus on advancing policies that foster fair competition.

Sincerely,

Stonyfield, Londonderry, New Hampshire
King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vermont
MegaFood, Londonderry, New Hampshire
Boloco, Hanover, New Hampshire
Grandy Oats, Hiram, Maine
Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Waitsfield, Vermont
Ben and Jerry’s, South Burlington, Vermont
Maine Grains, Skowhegan, Maine


Learn more about the fight for net neutrality:
CNET
Consumer Reports

Christmas morning is a beautiful time to truly celebrate your family, and breakfast should help build up that joy – not take you or your partner out of the picture for an hour while you prep a morning feast! So whether it’s just you, your little one and Fido or you have an entire army of company coming to visit, we have the perfect go-to solution that will keep faces smiling and tummies full: a very merry parfait bar!

Why are parfaits so much fun? According to a highly scientific, incredibly detailed study (read: our creative teams thinking through this while we attempted not to devour our own photo-shoot), parfait bars are an amazing hit with everyone for the following three reasons:

Make Ahead Simplicity:Most of your parfait prep comes down to having an assortment of fun mix-ins and toppings available the morning of, which means you can take all the pressure off days in advance.

Pinterest-fail Impossible:Even though we all love to chuckle over a good Pinterest fail, we want your holiday breakfast to be a joyous success. And you literally cannot build a yogurt parfait bar incorrectly.

Organic & Flexible:Parfait bars are really easy to adapt based on food allergies and preferences. (We even have soy yogurt options!) Plus, with Stonyfield, you get to feel extra merry about serving organic yogurt that is non-gmo and free of toxic-persistent pesticides.

So now that you’re on board with this brilliance, you’re likely wondering what ingredients you should have on hand for this yogurt bar. Read on!

Here’s a quick list of suggestions to copy & paste for your shopping list:

  • Stonyfield organic yogurt in at least 2 flavors (Pro tip: grab a few YoKids flavor options in cups, tubes and smoothies, too!)
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Crushed peppermint or peppermint sticks
  • Granola
  • Shaved chocolate or cocoa powder for sprinkling
  • A variety of fresh fruits
  • Nuts
  • Chia, sunflower, flax or pumpkin seeds
  • Honey (2x points for locally-sourced!)
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruits like raisins, goji berries or strawberries

You’ll also want to have a variety of drinks available, and for you over-achievers, we highly recommend picking up a few holiday-inspired mugs and milk bottles to help get everyone in the spirit. For those of you who love upcycling, it’s often easy to pick up holiday mugs and dishes at used goods stores.

So…now that we have all that covered, let’s talk about what you’re getting your in-laws for the holidays.

Looking for an equally adorable holiday treat for your child’s classroom? Stonyfield has you covered with an organic snack that takes festivity to the next level! Check out this simple DIY project that your kids will love to help with, too! Click here!

The holiday season is here, and for parents, that means greeting cards, the deluge of gift organization, and not forgetting to bring your child’s snack to their class holiday party. And this year, you’ve got Stonyfield organic on your side!

Now we Stonyfielders know it can be very tempting to be the parent who brings in the awesome store-bought cupcakes with the extra layers of puffy icing and the snowflake shaped sprinkles. But we also know that your concern for kids having too much sugar is going to win out. Still, for those of you who might be waffling a bit, let us share this adorable treat that is, gluten free, has less sugar*, and awesome fun for a classroom of excited kids. Plus, it doesn’t contain peanuts or tree nuts so it’s safe for nut-free classrooms!

Making Holiday Yogurt Tubes

Now, the first step is completely optional, but definitely adds to the overall experience for the children because, well, who doesn’t love unwrapping things? Still, we know that for especially large classes, this could be rather time-consuming. So, just use your best holiday judgment or plan ahead!

Step 1: Purchase Stonyfield YoKids organic yogurt tubes for each child in the class – and maybe the teachers, too!

Step 2: Wrap each tube in decorative wrapping paper. You’ll need tape and a piece of wrapping paper about 8’ x 3’ (Pro tip: the thinner wrapping paper is actually easier to use)

Step 3: Add a child’s name and a fun holiday message to gift tags.

Step 4: Using fun ribbon, tie each gift tag to a yogurt tube.

Step 5: Add holiday stickers around the edges for some extra pizzazz!

Step 6: Pop them back in the fridge till they’re ready to be consumed!

Yes, it’s a bit of work, but for those of you who want to give your child’s class a few moments of a fun snack without baking for hours or giving in to that sweet tooth, this is the perfect project for you! Plus, your own little one will love helping to decorate and hand out their snack gifts to each of their friends.

From all of our families to yours, happy holidays!

*25-40% less sugar than the leading kids yogurts.

Want to discover the perfect holiday breakfast solution for all your visiting elves? Click here! Hint: There’s no baking, it’s gluten-free and your kids will get to make their own!

If you’re following us on social, you probably noticed that Stonyfield was everywhere this weekend! In case you’re not following us, here’s a peek into what you missed.

Natural Products Expo East

The weekend kicked off with a handful of our Stonyfielders heading down to Baltimore on Thursday to prep for the ahhh-mazing Natural Products Expo East event. Our massive chalkboard artwork display, Brown Cow escalator & admittedly cheesy photo booth were all total hits that helped us share the message of simple, yummy snacking with a mission.

We met lots of great people, cheered on Nexty winners and were even able to send loads of coupons home with an awesome young man whose family had lost their Stonyfield supply in the power outages of Irma. All in all, it was a fulfilling event with a few thousand of our coolest friends in the natural products industry, and we’re already looking forward to next year.

American Academy Pediatrics 2017 Conference with Dr. Tanya Altmann

We love tiny tummies, and who knows more about the health of tiny tummies than pediatricians? At this year’s AAP event, we were thrilled to sponsor a book signing by Dr. Tanya Altmann where more than 400 fans lined up to spend a few moments with one of our favorite pediatricians! Plus, in our typical down-to-earth nature, we welcomed tons of smiling faces into our giant highchair photo booth. Visitors had a blast donning baby bonnets and holding rattles for their personalized gifs.

While there, Dr. Altmann also gave an important talk about foundation foods, how to switch your baby to solids and why dairy is so good for your little one. You can still see her talk from Facebook Live by clicking here!

Festival at the Farm

Stonyfield also had the rockin’ opportunity to join in the fun at fellow B-Corp business’ “Pete & Gerry’s Festival at the Farm” on the beautiful Prowse Farm grounds, nestled at the edge of the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton, MA.

Stationed in the bustling kids’ zone, Stonyfielders shared tons of samples with hungry festival-goers, as well as the ever-popular “Dairy Cow Dash” obstacle course, which made its first mobile debut since being introduced at the 5K and Fair in May of this year. As shared by Stonyfielder Em Dewey, “An amazing weekend of sunshine, music, and plenty of yogurt made for a fantastic time at Festival at the Farm!”

Now, what are you waiting for? Go follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you can see all the fun in real-time.

Best Selling Author and Baby Nutrition Expert will collaborate with Stonyfield YoBaby to Help Parents with Feeding Confusion

Londonderry, NH, Sept. 13, 2017 – An expert on baby and early childhood nutrition, Dr. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP and mother of three, will be working with Stonyfield YoBaby, the number one pediatrician recommended yogurt for babies 6 months to 2 years old among refrigerated yogurts[i], and the only organic yogurt made especially for babies, as a trusted pediatrician voice. Understanding the importance of first foods for baby’s growth and development, Dr. Altmann will work with Stonyfield to be an ongoing resource for parents on early childhood nutrition.

“Our research[ii] has shown that feeding confusion during baby’s first months is a very real and overwhelming issue for many parents,” says Natalie Levine, Stonyfield Brand Director. “Our hope for this relationship with Dr. Altmann is to provide an expert resource for parents, and to help address their concerns around the how, when and whys of what to feed baby.”

“Choosing the right first foods is incredibly important for a baby’s growth and development,” said Dr. Altmann. “But I know firsthand that it can be a very stressful time for parents! I’m looking forward to working with Stonyfield and helping parents make the best choices for their baby.”

Dr. Altmann personally recommends YoBaby for babies as early as six months. YoBaby is certified organic, made with whole milk and offers calcium and vitamin D for bone growth, as well as the probiotic BB-12®, which has been shown to have a digestive health benefit when consumed regularly as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. While probiotics are important for supporting baby’s gut health, recent research conducted by ORC International and Stonyfield revealed that over 77% of parents with children under two do not incorporate them into their baby’s daily diet.

“Gut health is often a topic reserved for adults,” said Dr. Altmann. “But in fact, a baby’s gut health is very important to their overall health. You can ensure your baby is receiving enough probiotics to keep their tiny tummies happy through a daily serving of YoBaby.”

On September 16th at 4 PM ET, Dr. Altmann will be hosting a Facebook Live from Stonyfield’s booth at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference, where she will be taking live questions on baby and early childhood nutrition. Stonyfield invites parents to follow along and ask their own questions by visiting the Stonyfield Facebook page.

Stonyfield YoBaby® is available in a number of flavors: Plain, Vanilla, Banana/Mango, Blueberry/Apple and Peach/Pear, in 4 oz. 6-pack format. For more information on YoBaby® yogurt and Dr. Altmann’s tips on feeding and nutrition, visit Stonyfield.com/yobaby.

About Stonyfield
As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. With their direct milk supply program, Stonyfield helps to grow the number of organic dairy farms in New England – and through their support of the Wolfe’s Neck Dairy Farmer training program, Stonyfield works to train the next generation of organic farmers.

BB-12® is a registered trademark of Chr. Hansen.

[i] Source: IQVIA ProVoice Survey, 12/01/15-08/31/17
[ii] Survey Methodology: ORC International conducted this research on behalf of Stonyfield via an online survey of among 1,016 parents of a child two years of age or younger, fielded August 23-29, 2016. Additional follow up questions were asked to 1,004 parents of a child two years of age or younger January 4-10, 2017.

Soccer Champ Amy Rodriguez Teams Up With The Number One Organic Kids’ Yogurt, Stonyfield Yokids®

Londonderry, NH, September 13, 2017 – Stonyfield is thrilled to announce its collaboration with two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time mom, Amy Rodriguez, for its YoKids® brand. Stonyfield YoKids, the number one organic kids’ yogurt, is teaming up with Amy to share with other moms and dads her tips, tricks and advice for nourishing a young and active family. As a mom to two kids ages four and one, and the youngest mom to win both an Olympic Gold Medal and a World Cup Championship in U.S. Women’s National Soccer team history, Amy is no stranger to the juggling act familiar to so many of today’s parents.

“We’re so excited to have Amy onboard,” says Natalie Levine, Stonyfield Brand Director. “I’m a mom to two young girls myself and while most of us – including me – can’t relate to the life of an elite athlete, I know firsthand that most every parent can relate to the challenge of finding healthy snacks that their kids will actually eat. Amy is no different, and we’re excited to work with Amy to inspire parents with a look into how she keeps her busy family well-fueled to face the day’s challenges.”

“Being a mom to young kids is often as challenging as being a professional athlete – on some days, even more challenging,” says Amy. “But we just take things one day at a time, and make it work like any other family! What really helps simplify our busy lives are on-the-go snacks, like YoKids pouches and squeezers. Best of all, it’s a nutritious snack the kids love eating.”

Stonyfield YoKids is the number one organic kids’ yogurt. Made with organic milk from pasture-raised cows and free of toxic persistent pesticides, high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors, YoKids is made with ingredients that parents can trust for a delicious, on-the go snack that kids ask for.

“As an athlete, fueling myself with clean, organic food is important – and it’s just as important, if not more, for growing kids,” says Amy. “Choosing Stonyfield gives me peace of mind, because I know that I can pick up a cup of YoKids without having to think twice about pesticides or the quality of ingredients. And YoKids has less sugar than some of the other kids’ yogurts too, which is something I look for in all of our food.”

Made with USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients, Stonyfield YoKids is available in four convenient formats, including pouches, cups, squeezers and smoothies; additionally, some varieties now have 25% to 40% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt*, giving parents another reason to trust Stonyfield to provide the very best yogurt for their families. For more information on YoKids, visit Stonyfield YoKids.

*YoKids has 25% to 40% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt with 2.25 to 3g of sugar per ounce compared to 4g per ounce in the leading kids’ yogurt.

B Corp Certification led by sustainable sourcing team and Stonyfield’s new Mission Director, who will guide the future growth and development of the company’s purpose-led platform

Londonderry, NH, March 2, 2017 – Today, Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, announces becoming a Certified B Corporation®. The announcement makes Stonyfield the largest national yogurt brand to be certified as a B Corp. Already a pioneer in the organic farming movement, Stonyfield is honored to join a global community of businesses committed to higher standards of social and environmental practices. The overarching B Corp™ certification goal of using business as a force for good aligns with Stonyfield’s mission to be a company focused on creating and supporting Healthy Food, Healthy People, and a Healthy Planet.

In awarding the certification, B Lab – the verifying body behind B Corp, conducted a rigorous evaluation of Stonyfield and its products to ensure they met or exceeded their comprehensive standards. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of its decisions on employees, suppliers, consumers, the community and environment.

Exemplifying Stonyfield’s investment in this work, Nichole Cirillo joins the company in the newly created position of Mission Director. Cirillo joins Stonyfield following an extensive career in the CSR arena, most recently as the International Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Earthwatch Institute. Cirillo brings expertise in developing and growing social programs that leverage resources and deepen impact.

“Stonyfield’s mission has always been to change the world,” said Nichole Cirillo. “It’s an inspiring time to join Stonyfield as the company’s work has drastically grown beyond its humble beginnings as a small farm school. With that said, the core mission has never changed. Becoming a B Corp marks the next stage in our commitment to our customers and the planet. It’s a responsibility we’re happy to shoulder as we work towards a collective good with the support of fellow B Corps, our employees and partners, and Stonyfield’s fans.”

About Stonyfield
As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. With their direct milk supply program, Stonyfield helps to grow the number of organic dairy farms in New England – and through their support of the Wolfe’s Neck Dairy Farmer training program, Stonyfield works to train the next generation of organic farmers.

To learn more about all Stonyfield products and more, visit www.Stonyfield.com.

About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal –to redefine success in business.

About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1. Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability; 2. Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last; 3. Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact — and the impact of the businesses with whom they work — with as much rigor as their profits; 4. Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media.

For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net, www.bimpactassessment.net, www.b-analytics.net and www.benefitcorp.net.

Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt now features probiotics with the addition of the BB-12® strain; Selected as number one pediatrician recommended refrigerated yogurt for babies 6 months to 2 years old*

Londonderry, NH, February 21, 2017 – Gut health is the foundation for overall good health as babies grow – and probiotics can help support a happy, tiny tummy.  That’s why Stonyfield  has added probiotic BB-12® to YoBaby® yogurt – the only organic yogurt made especially for babies. BB-12® has been shown to have a digestive health benefit when consumed regularly by promoting beneficial gut bacteria and regular, soft stools. In research conducted by ORC International and Stonyfield, at least one-third of parents admit to feeding confusion during baby’s first months, and just over half (53%) feel overwhelmed by the varying opinions of early childhood nutrition. That confusion may be why many parents may overlook including daily probiotics in baby’s diet. In fact, 77% of the surveyed parents with children under two do not incorporate probiotics into their baby’s daily diet, with 36% of them thinking it’s not important at this age.

“Probiotics are beneficial for people of all ages, but especially babies,” explains pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP and mother of three. “Babies are first exposed to probiotics in breast milk and it’s important to maintain digestive health as you introduce solid foods. Oftentimes, I hear from parents that they only turn to probiotics occasionally during the winter months or when baby seems irritable, but most probiotics are beneficial when consumed regularly,” continued Altmann.

Probiotics can be an important element to help support digestive health, and one that can easily be delivered in a delicious serving of yogurt. Yet only 23% of parents report incorporating probiotics on a daily basis into a baby’s diet.

In addition to live active cultures, S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, L. casei, and L. rhamnosus, YoBaby® yogurt now contains Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12®) which has been studied in babies and has been shown to have a digestive health benefit when consumed regularly as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. BB-12® is a registered trademark of Chr. Hansen.

Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt, #1 Pediatrician Recommended

Despite all yogurt’s benefits, just over one-third (34%) of parents with children under one year old mistakenly believe the age to introduce yogurt is 12 months or older versus the AAP approved age of six months.

“Most parents don’t know babies can begin reaping the benefits of yogurt as young as six months,” continued Dr. Altmann. “I recommend feeding yogurt with probiotics, like Stonyfield YoBaby® daily at this age. It’s a great first food, made with organic whole milk, it delivers Vitamin D and calcium for bone growth, and now added BB-12® to help support digestive health.”

With more than 17 years of experience making organic yogurt specially crafted just for babies, it’s no wonder that Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt is the #1 Pediatrician Recommended yogurt for babies between six months and two years old among refrigerated yogurts*. As parents report trusting a pediatrician’s opinion over friends, spouses and even their own instincts, they can take comfort in the #1 Pediatrician Recommended call out on YoBaby® packaging.  A pioneer in the category, Stonyfield has been making its YoBaby® line since 1999, providing a number of reasons for parents to turn to Stonyfield when making their feeding choices:

  • Not only is Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt the #1 Pediatrician Recommended yogurt for babies between six months and two years old among refrigerated yogurts, it’s the only organic yogurt made especially for babies.
  • Stonyfield YoBaby® products are made with organic ingredients including organic whole milk yogurt to meet babies’ unique nutritional needs.
  • Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt may help develop healthy eating habits.
  • Stonyfield YoBaby® available in a number of flavors: Plain, Vanilla, Banana/Mango, Blueberry/Apple and Peach/Pear, in 4 oz. 6-pack format.

Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt is also available in an unsweetened formulation – Stonyfield YoBaby® Plain. To learn more about Stonyfield YoBaby® yogurt as well as all other Stonyfield products and more, visit www.Stonyfield.com.

Survey Methodology: ORC International conducted this research on behalf of Stonyfield via an online survey of among 1,016 parents of a child two years of age or younger, fielded August 23-29, 2016. Additional follow up questions were asked to 1,004 parents of a child two years of age or younger January 4-10, 2017.

*Source: IQVIA ProVoice Survey, 12/01/15-08/31/17.

About Stonyfield
As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. With their direct milk supply program, Stonyfield helps to grow the number of organic dairy farms in New England – and through their support of the Wolfe’s Neck Dairy Farmer training program, Stonyfield works to train the next generation of organic farmers.

To learn more about all Stonyfield products and more, visit www.Stonyfield.com.

Starting with Stonyfield YoKids, organic pioneer lowers sugar and maintains delicious taste, setting example for the category 

Londonderry, NH, February 13, 2017 – Known for its longtime commitment to simple, organic ingredients, Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, today announced a comprehensive plan to reduce added sugar across its portfolio. After more than two years of research, utilizing its extensive proprietary library of culture strains, the living organisms that convert pasteurized milk to yogurt during fermentation, Stonyfield has achieved a formula that reduces tartness and balances the sweetness of yogurt, allowing for sugar reduction without sacrificing taste. Stonyfield YoKids yogurt is already available in stores featuring as much as 40% less sugar than the leading lowfat kids’ yogurt. Stonyfield is working to reduce sugar in all of its yogurt offerings this year and already offers plain, unsweetened options in its Stonyfield YoBaby, Stonyfield Greek and Stonyfield core lines.

“The commitment to reducing sugar across the product portfolio was born from Stonyfield’s mission to continually provide healthier food both for our consumers and the planet,” said Nichole Cirillo, Stonyfield’s newly appointed Mission Director. “We are achieving a lower amount of added sugar in all Stonyfield yogurt without compromising taste or organic standards and are committed to using 25% less sugar as a company this year.”

Giving Kids – and Moms – More Reasons to Believe

Stonyfield’s efforts and advances in sugar reduction provide a better yogurt option for the entire family, starting where it matters most – with yogurt for kids. Always made with USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients, Stonyfield YoKids is available in cups, squeezers and smoothies and now features 9 grams or less of sugar per serving, giving parents another reason to trust Stonyfield to provide the very best yogurt for their families. Stonyfield YoBaby, the #1 pediatrician recommended yogurt for babies 6 months – 2 years among refrigerated yogurts, is already available in a plain, unsweetened formulation – Stonyfield YoBaby Plain – and Stonyfield is working to remove added sugar from the rest of the YoBaby line as well.

Sharing the Stonyfield Love with the Entire Family

By the end of Fall 2017 Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy varieties in cups and quarts and lowfat Smoothies will have at least 25% less sugar than previous recipes. And all Stonyfield yogurts will continue to be made with certified organic ingredients – with no artificial flavors or hormones, no preservatives, no toxic persistent pesticides and no GMOs.

“Consumers want to limit the amount of added sugar in their diets, without sacrificing taste and the great benefits of yogurt like calcium, protein and added vitamin D. We’re accomplishing reductions across the portfolio through a committed team who’s finding a better way to deliver all of the nutrition and taste benefits of Stonyfield yogurts with less sugar. Stonyfield remains steadfast in our commitment to providing the very best yogurts, using sustainable practices, that consumers can feel good about feeding their entire family,” mentioned Linda Lee, Chief Marketing Officer.

About Stonyfield
As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. With their direct milk supply program, Stonyfield helps to grow the number of organic dairy farms in New England – and through their support of the Wolfe’s Neck Dairy Farmer training program, Stonyfield works to train the next generation of organic farmers.

To learn more about all Stonyfield products and more, visit www.Stonyfield.com.

Frozen Yogurt Dots

By Stonyfield

Just a few simple steps to make a cool, refreshing and fun finger food for your little one.

Ready In: 10 mins

Level: Easy


Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 0 mins

Yields: 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4oz YoBaby cup (flavor of your choice)
  • directions

    Step 1

    Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

    Step 2

    Open up a single 4oz YoBaby cup (flavor of your choice) and scoop into a corner of a quart bag.

    Step 3

    Close and twist the bag, making your own piping bag. Cut off the corner tip from the bag.

    Step 4

    Squeeze each yogurt dot from the bag, continuing until you've either filled up the cookie sheet or finished the bag.

    Step 5

    Place the cookie tray in the freezer for an hour or so. They can be stored in a resealable container and stored in the freezer.


    *Before serving to your little one, you may want to let them sit for a minute or two so they soften up slightly.