RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Health Warrior, a natural food brand with the top selling superfood snack Chia Bar, announces its 2015 Health Champion honorees. Created to publicize and lionize figures making a positive difference in food and fitness, the Health Champions received personalized gifts and $1,000 donations to support their respective causes.
- Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Farms, received a punching bag dressed as the “DARK Act,” a bill which would prohibit GMO labeling, and a donation to Just Label It! for his advocacy of GMO labeling
- Kimbal Musk, CEO of The Kitchen, received a prop tombstone marking the demise of industrial food and a donation to The Kitchen Foundation for his leadership in revolutionizing food
- Steve Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine, received a Mr. Ritz doll and watering can set and a donation to the organization, for his work in making urban farming a reality in the Bronx
- Mackie Shilstone, 64-year-old trainer of top pro athletes, received personalized dumbbells and a donation to Project Fit America for the fitness example he sets
Last year’s Health Champions include Marion Nestle, Ph.D., Margo Wootan, D. Sc., and Army veteran Noah Galloway.
“It’s inspiring and important to celebrate individuals who have the drive to make the world a better place. This spirit and action is desperately needed in the food industry,” said Shane Emmett, CEO of Health Warrior. “We’re committed to doing everything we can to help move this industry forward.”
About Health Warrior:Â Health Warrior is a food and movement brand that grew from two best-selling books, Born to Run and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The original product to launch nationwide were Chia Bars, a nutrient dense supersnack, and the only to feature Chia Seeds as the #1 ingredient. The brand recently launched a line of superfood 1st Plant Protein Bars. Chia was long worshipped as a source of strength by ancient Aztecs. On a mission to positively influence the diet and exercise habits of western civilization, Health Warrior taps into this ancient wisdom to craft radically convenient, whole foods. Health Warrior products are available nationwide, and at www.healthwarrior.com.