Country Pure Foods, an Akron, Ohio-based processor of juice products for school grades K-12, added V Blend Vegetable / Fruit Blend juices to its product offering. Developed primarily to help school nutrition planners meet vegetable requirements, V Blend juices aim to increase the total vegetable servings consumed by children.
Sold under the Juice4U! brand, they come in Dragon Punch and Wango Mango flavors and count toward the “other” or “additional” vegetable requirements in food labels.
“The federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that children eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, and school-age children spend much of their day at school, therefore, companies like Country Pure Foods need to constantly be looking for ways to help children eat their recommended servings of nutritious food,” says Joe Koch, director of marketing.
V Blend juices are made with 100% juice from concentrate, and come in 4- and 6-ounce eco cartons with a convenient straw hole, as well as a 6.75-ounce aseptic, shelf-stable option that includes a straw. Additionally, these juices are fortified with vitamins A, C and E and are recommended as a Healthier Option by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.