Statement from James D. White, Chairman, President, and CEO of Jamba Juice On the Obama Administration's Development of MyPlate
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jun 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- James D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), released the following statement today in response to the Obama Administration's recent announcement to promote and simplify the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables:
"We applaud the leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in their continued efforts to promote a healthier America. In a country wrestling with childhood obesity, the decision to replace the age-old food pyramid with "MyPlate" is another step in the right direction towards making eating healthier easier. Importantly, it helps simplify and clarify the important role fruits and vegetable play in maintaining a balanced, healthy diet. Jamba Juice has been on a mission for more than 20 years to inspire and simplify healthy living by offering convenient, better-for-you beverage and food options. We support the Obama Administration's action and remain committed to doing our part to help create a healthier America."
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) is a holding company and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises JAMBA JUICE(R) stores. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and California Flatbreads(TM), and a variety of baked goods and snacks. As of April 19, 2011, Jamba Juice had 741 locations in the United States consisting of 434 franchise-operated stores, 307 Company-owned stores and two international stores. For the nearest location or a complete menu, visit the Jamba Juice website at www.jambajuice.com or call 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
SOURCE: Jamba Juice Company