Discovering U.S. Cranberries With Host Marilu Henner on the Art of Living

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North America’s native berry, a beautiful sight and much more than meets the eye.

'Like a cranberry garland, this spotlight piece threads together the many interesting facts about our favorite berry.' - Scott J. Soares, Executive Director

In partnership with U.S. Cranberries, The Art of Living, a lifestyle show that airs nationally with host Marilu Henner, chronicles a 5th generation family of cranberry growers, delves into the history of the cranberry, and discovers the berry’s many health attributes.

The program is set at the Allen family farm's cranberry bogs in Massachusetts that date back to the 1920’s. Dawn Gates-Allen reveals the passion and commitment that is typical of cranberry growing families across the nation. As have many farms in the five primary states where cranberries are grown (Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington), Gates-Allen recently renovated her operation to make it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Viewers also learn that she and her family freeze over 20 pounds of cranberries for their consumption at breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the year.

“Like a cranberry garland, this spotlight piece does a great job in threading together the many interesting facts about our favorite berry, highlighting the unique characteristics of cranberries and the great families who grow them,” said Scott J. Soares, Executive Director of U.S. Cranberries.

The segment also offers a health perspective from Dr. Amy Howell, Associate Research Scientist at Rutgers University. From juice to sauce and dried berries to powder, Dr. Howell explains the early medicinal uses of cranberries as well as the numerous health benefits of adding cranberries into one’s daily diet today.

“Consumers are interested in maintaining their health through consuming functional food that has health benefits,” says Dr. Howell. “Cranberries are certainly in this category.”

Research shows convincing evidence that the tiny cranberry provides big health benefits. A serving of fresh cranberries is a good source of vitamin C and fiber, provides antioxidant polyphenols, and contains only 1 mg of sodium. For more information about cranberries and the many ways in which they can become a part of your daily routine see http://www.uscranberries.com/.

The Art of Living five-minute long feature is scheduled to appear on:

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Atlanta
8/18:9:30 a.m., 8/22 & 28:11:30 a.m., 8/287:30 a.m.

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San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
8/24:11:30 a.m., 8/27:7:00 a.m., 9/1 & 8:10:30 a.m.

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Washington, D.C.
9/18:11:30 a.m., 9/22, 29, 10/1:7:30 a.m.

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Philadelphia
9/18 & 24:10:30 a.m. 9/25:11:00 a.m., 10/1:7:30 a.m.

About the U.S. Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC):

The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended. This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress. For more information about the CMC, visit http://www.uscranberries.com . Follow at http://www.twitter.com/uscranberries and http://www.facebook/cranbecravers .

Art of Living is a prominent lifestyle show, covering travel, dining, fashion, interior design and family life, among other topics. From the latest in health and nutrition information for children, to simple indulgences for parents, the show is designed to help families create healthy, strong relationships and a magnificently stylish home.

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