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Award-Winning VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt Now Available in Northeast U.S.

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Contact: Bonny Martinez, RIESTER, 310-818-9750, bmartinez@riester.com
Leslie Sonnenklar, RIESTER, 602-462-2215, lsonnenklar@riester.com

Greek Yogurt Labeled ‘Super Food,’ Offering Health Benefits And Versatility To Any Meal

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Consumers in the Northeast United States are now able to enjoy the thick, creamy, great taste of VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt. Sun Valley Dairy, producers of the quality and award-winning VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt, has extended its offering to Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Peapod in the Northeast United States.

Greek yogurt has been labeled by many as a ‘super food’ due to its health properties and its versatility in the kitchen. Health benefits range from being a valuable source of protein to helping the absorption of other nutrients. Greek yogurt has twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt and an 8-ounce cup contains almost as much protein as 3 ounces of chicken. Other health benefits include fostering a healthy colon, helping boost immunity and aiding in weight loss.

“Protein consumption is important in order to maintain lean muscle mass and overall physiological functions in the body, ” said Nikko Generales, Certified Fitness Trainer and VOSKOS® “What’s Fresh Blog” contributor. “Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and the perfect snack for pre and post workouts.”

Because of its health benefits, consumers use Greek yogurt as more than just a snack. People can enjoy it with fruit in the morning, use it in a salad dressing for lunch, add it to a smoothie for a healthy snack or use it in recipes instead of sour cream at dinner. There are no limits to its use and can be used as a replacement for other high calorie, high fat items like sour cream, mayonnaise and creams. Consumers can find a variety of healthy and delicious recipes at: //www.voskos.com/recipes/

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt uses a proprietary ProStrain™ method that yields two times more protein, more probiotics and less lactose than regular yogurt. What does that mean for consumers? That means that they can enjoy a delicious snack that is healthier for them with more protein per sugar serving and less guilt! It is also a great option for people who are lactose intolerant since VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is made with active and live probiotic cultures, which convert lactose to lactic acid, making it more easily digestible. VOSKOS® has now increased its distribution to include the Northeast United States.

About VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt

Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is nature’s premium blend of authentic yogurt and is Better Than Good in more ways than one. VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through VOSKOS®‘ proprietary ProStrain™ method, VOSKOS® yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency. Blended with balance, VOSKOS® products have the best protein to sugar ratio on the market. Available nationwide at Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Shoprite, Wakefern, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, visit voskos.com or Facebook/voskos.greek.yogurt.

Children and Families of Moore, Oklahoma Celebrated Yesterday at Back-to-school Event

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt Participates in One of the Largest Community Gatherings Since the Tornadoes

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Yesterday, VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt gave away over 9,000 cups of Greek yogurt as part of the “Student Strong – A Feed The Children Rebuilding Event” in Moore, Oklahoma. VOSKOS® was one of the partners who joined forces with the Oklahoma City based organization, Feed The Children, to host an event for the families who have children that attended the two schools that were destroyed by tornadoes earlier this year.

Families lined up two hours before the start of the event in order to take advantage of the various donations that took place. Four Feed The Children 18-wheelers lined the Moore Baptist Church parking lot in anticipation of the large crowds. There was even a “drive thru” set up for families who needed easy pick up of their 20 plus pound box containing a variety of necessities. Products donated included school supplies, clothes, shoes and food, including VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt in a variety of flavors.

“This was a wonderful day,” said Gohar Ohanian, VOSKOS® Chief Marketing Officer. “It is amazing to see people and organizations like Feed The Children come together to help their neighbors. VOSKOS® delivered thousands of cups of Greek Yogurt into the hands of families that really needed this boost of support and we were happy to be able to help.”

More than 1,600 families attended the event. In addition to the product donations, there were also all kinds of activities for the kids such as face painting, games and even free haircuts for the start of the school year. The event was an energizing, fun-filled jumpstart to the upcoming school year.

A brief program kicked-off the event where representatives from various organizations addressed the families, including: Dr. Robert Romines, Superintendent for Moore Public Schools who spoke about preparing for the school year; Kevin Hagan, CEO/President of Feed The Children who educated the audience about their work throughout the U.S.; and Audrey Rowe, the Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C who spoke to the families about proper health and nutrition.
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CONTACT: Bonny Martinez, RIESTER, 310-818-9750, bmartinez@riester.com

Kids In Moore, Oklahoma Prepare To Go Back to School with Aid From Feed the Children and VOSKOS®  Greek Yogurt

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Contact: Bonny Martinez, RIESTER, 310-818-9750, bmartinez@riester.com
Leslie Sonnenklar, RIESTER, 602-462-2215, lsonnenklar@riester.com
Erin Engelke, Feed The Children, 405-949-5152, Erin.Engelke@feedthechildren.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 8, 2013 – VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is partnering with Oklahoma City based organization, Feed The Children, for a “Student Strong” Back to School event in Moore, Oklahoma. The event will provide much needed supplies and entertainment relief for families affected by the region’s massive tornados in May of this year. VOSKOS® will provide a variety of Greek yogurt flavors to the 1,600 families that are expected to attend.

The “Student Strong – A Feed The Children Rebuilding Event” in Moore, Oklahoma would not be possible without the help of the Moore School District which worked closely with Feed The Children to invite families that have been hit hardest by the recent devastation. Many of the families attending the event have children who attended Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools, the two schools that were destroyed by the tornadoes and in the case of Plaza Towers, had seven casualties.

“We are honored to be part of this event in partnership with Feed The Children,” said Gohar Ohanian, VOSKOS® Chief Marketing Officer. “After all of the devastation that this community has gone through, we hope to offer even the tiniest bit of help and relief to the families of Moore. Making an impact in our communities is an important focus for us, and we want to help however we can.”

“With the support of VOSKOS® and our other amazing corporate partners, the children affected by the Oklahoma tornados will be headed back to school with the supplies they need to succeed,” said Kevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed The Children. “Student Strong is one of the many ways we are helping and will continue to help those affect as we respond as long as there is a need.”

It is expected to take at least a year to rebuild the two schools that were destroyed by the tornado. In the meantime, these students will begin attending school at temporary locations when the school year starts on Aug. 15. Families who attend the Student Strong event will be given various necessities as they prepare to go back to school and attempt to begin a normal routine. Attendees will receive a box filled with useful toiletries like shampoo, conditioner and lotion, as well as school supplies, clothes and snacks like VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt. A carnival and fun interactive activities like face painting and games will be provided for families at the event.

The “Student Strong – A Feed The Children Rebuilding Event” in Moore, Oklahoma will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street.  The event is by invitation only. For interview opportunities and more information, please contact Bonny Martinez at bmartinez@riester.com or 310-818-9750.

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1200 local partner agencies. For more information, visit  www.feedthechildren.org

About VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt

Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is nature’s premium blend of authentic yogurt and is Better Than Good in more ways than one. VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through VOSKOS®’ proprietary ProStrain™ method, VOSKOS® yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency.

Blended with balance, VOSKOS® products have the best protein to sugar ratio on the market. Available nationwide at Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Shoprite, Wakefern, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, visit voskos.com or Facebook/voskos.greek.yogurt.

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt Announces Partnership with Feed The Children

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Contact: Bonny Martinez, RIESTER, 310-818-9750, bmartinez@riester.com
Leslie Sonnenklar, RIESTER, 602-462-2200, lsonnenklar@riester.com

Product Contribution Initiative to Support Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

LOS ANGELES, JULY 11, 2013 – Sun Valley Dairy, the purveyors of VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is partnering with an Oklahoma-based charity, Feed The Children, to support tornado recovery efforts. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S. with programs that serve people across the Nation and the Globe focusing on meeting four key needs, the first being access to nutritional food.

“We have much admiration for the perseverance and the spirit of the people of Oklahoma,” said Gohar Ohanian, VOSKOS® Chief Marketing Officer. “VOSKOS® is committed to playing a role in the food supply needs, so that people can focus on the task at hand, recovery and rebuild.”

“We are incredibly grateful to VOSKOS® for their partnership and support of our work at Feed The Children,” said Erin Engelke, VP of PR and Communications. “Their donation will be instrumental in helping us fulfill our mission of providing much needed items to the victims of these recent disasters.”

Sun Valley Dairy has made a commitment to provide product, as needed, for Feed The Children’s tornado relief efforts in the coming months. As the communities surrounding Moore, Oklahoma and other parts of central Oklahoma begin the healing and recovery process, Feed The Children is supporting impacted families and individuals by providing relief supplies and assisting with clean up. Local officials have stated that the damages in the Oklahoma tornadoes could reach as high as $2 billion dollars.

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1200 local partner agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org

About VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt

Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is nature’s premium blend of authentic yogurt and is Better Than Good in more ways than one. VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is all natural, GMO-free, hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through VOSKOS®’ proprietary ProStrain™ method, VOSKOS® yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency. Blended with balance, VOSKOS® products have the best protein to sugar ratio on the market. Available nationwide at Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Shoprite, Wakefern, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, visit voskos.com or Facebook/voskos.greek.yogurt.

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt Can Help You Fight Belly Fat

Could Greek Yogurt be the best new way to lose belly fat?

Women and men alike hate belly fat—it ruins the look of slinky knits, and makes slacks hard to fit. But belly fat isn’t just unattractive; it’s hazardous to your health. Abdominal fat dramatically increases risks of premature death, according to studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation. Other studies link belly fat to diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and migraines in women.

“Luckily, there’s a delicious way to help blast away belly fat—Greek yogurt,” says Jenny Grothe, who, prior to becoming a professional figure builder, was an average 37 year old who went from a size 14 to a 4 in one year and has kept it off since. “VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt makes it easy for both men and women to include more high-protein, high-calcium dairy foods in their diet,” says Grothe, “and these are the kinds of foods that have been linked to belly fat reduction.”

Why Greek yogurt? “The body actually burns more calories digesting protein than carbohydrates,” says Grothe. “And protein takes longer to digest, so it helps you feel satiated longer. Greek yogurt has about twice as much protein per serving than regular yogurt, and that helps make Greek yogurt a ‘fat-fighting food,’ according to the popular health website WebMD.com.”

The best news for fighting belly fat? Grothe offers, “A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that dieters on a high-calcium yogurt lost 81% more belly fat than dieters on a low-calcium diet. That’s about three servings of yogurt per day.

“There is a growing body of research that points to the health benefits of a diet that includes Greek yogurt,” adds Grothe. “And with VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt—available in organic, low-fat, non-fat and regular varieties, in flavors like Exotic Fig, Honey, Blueberry, and Vanilla Bean—you can eat healthy without feeling deprived.” A 227 gram (8 ounce) serving of Plain Non-Fat VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein, and only 9 grams of carbohydrates, which is also important for those who are counting carbs in an effort to lose weight.