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10/10/2011
Harris Teeter and Redskins Linebacker London Fletcher Promote Healthy Eating to Students at MacFarland Middle School


What: Harris Teeter and Redskins Linebacker London Fletcher Promote Healthy Eating to Students at MacFarland Middle School
Fletcher to Join Students on Trip to Harris Teeter to Purchase Nutritious Foods

When: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
1:30  – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Harris Teeter
1631 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

Interviews with Redskins linebacker London Fletcher are available. Live shots are welcomed!

Harris Teeter is partnering with Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and his The London's Bridge Foundation to help a team of 25 teenage students at MacFarland Middle School learn about healthy food choices and balanced meals. Harris Teeter is funding a trip to the grocery store, at which time the students will apply the lessons learned off the field in the super market. Kraft Foods will also be on site to help students understand how to make nutritious choices using the new MyPlate icon. The event is part of a larger campaign to teach the students about healthy living, and is the last stop on a field trip that included a visit with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

For decades, Harris Teeter and Kraft Foods have provided their shoppers with tools necessary to guide them toward healthier living, including recipes, fitness tools as well as nutrition and lifestyle information. Both companies are also members of Together Counts, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living and encouraging Energy Balance – balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn.

For more information about Harris Teeter’s yourwellness program, visit www.harristeeter.com.

For healthy living recipes from Kraft Foods, click here.

Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) is a global snacks powerhouse with an unrivaled portfolio of brands people love. Proudly marketing delicious biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, grocery products and convenient meals in approximately 170 countries, Kraft Foods had 2010 revenue of $49.2 billion. Twelve of the company’s iconic brands – Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Tang and Trident – generate revenue of more than $1 billion annually. On Aug. 4, 2011, Kraft Foods announced plans to divide and create two independent public companies: a high-growth global snacks business with estimated revenue of $32 billion and a high-margin North American grocery business with estimated revenue of $16 billion, based on 2010 financial results, adjusted for divestitures. The transaction will take at least 12 months to complete, during which time plans regarding the structure, management, governance and other matters will be announced. A leader in innovation, marketing, health & wellness and sustainability, Kraft Foods is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Ethibel Sustainability Index. Visit kraftfoodscompany.com and facebook.com/kraftfoodscorporate

The London’s Bridge Foundation

London’s Bridge was founded by 14-year NFL Veteran and current Washington Redskins Team Captain London Fletcher.  Through London’s Bridge, Fletcher hosts a yearly mentoring program entitled London’s Brigade.  London’s Brigade benefits students attending MacFarland Middle School, located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.  The foundation is “building a bridge to our future” by addressing the inequities facing underprivileged and underrepresented children. Through mentoring and charitable giving programs, the foundation teaches youth essential life skills and lessons.  Specifically,” London’s Bridge” builds standards of education, leadership, teamwork, and recreation while instilling values of volunteerism and good citizenship.   To learn more about London’s Bridge, please visit www.londonsbridge.org.  For all media inquiries, please contact Rhonda Foxx at rfoxx@londonsbridge.org. To follow London Bridge on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/londonsbridge59.