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    A Child Given Healthy Food Will Have a Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind

    Soupman Inc., maker of the The Original Soupman (SOUP), is selling food products to New York City public schools, as well as in the City University of New York, College of Staten Island and others. There are about 1,700 schools in New York City and about 1.1 million students in city schools.

    New York City Schools, run by the New York City Department of Education, the largest public school system in America, has chosen several of Soupman’s products for wide array of meal options replacing other widely known international brands in an effort to promote the health of the city's children.

    Soupman has been active in the schools lunch program. It is providing affordable, low-fat, low-sodium and high-fiber food items that are in compliance with the USDA guidelines on food products such as soup and lunches. Currently, the Original SoupMan Mexicali Bean lunch is being served to New York City public school students.

    According to U.S. National Library of Medicing, healthy food is a significant contributing factor to children’s growth and learning. A healthy diet prevents obesity and diseases related to being overweight. The Child Nutrition website added that a child’s diet should be limited when it comes to eating fast food and junk food.

    In fact, in the United States, there has been a nationwide focus on what goes in to children’s school lunches. Based on the data of the U.S. Agriculture Department, there were already 1.1 million children who opted out of the National School Lunch Program between 2011 and 2013 school years after President Obama called for a better healthy eating initiative.

    As a result, more and more schools in the U.S. are making changes in their school lunches, choosing the healthier options.

    First Lady Michelle Obama joined her husband in speaking about healthy food standard for school lunches. In article published in Daily Mail in 2012, Michelle Obama stated, “schools are finding that when they actually offer these healthier options, kids aren’t just willing to try them, they actually like them. That’s the thing, that’s the surprising thing.”

    In the same article, the school lunch’s standards have required limits on fat, calorie, sugar and sodium in lunches fed to students. However, the First Lady said, schoolchildren are actually willing to embrace a healthier meal.

    An article in Courant said that a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that statistics of overweight among the youth are three times the numbers since the 1980’s and it is the parents’ responsibility to educate their children on healthy habits and diet.

    It noted that children grow healthy and “fully functioning” member of the society if they are taught the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

    An obese children increases their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
    In the National Collaborative On Childhood Obesity Research website, it said that findings have shown that placement of food in grocery aisles and marketing cues contribute to food choices.

    ¬¬¬It added that a healthy body, mind leads to a healthy future.

    Soupman, a young, innovative company is increasing the diversity of its products sold in commercial stores. New and exciting recipes are capturing the attention of millennial generation shoppers.

    Apart from the convenience of the microwavable Tetra-Pak, another positive aspect of not using cans to package the soups are reports that canned products can contain Carcinogenic BPA.

    It has also been reaching out to the younger consumers who are always in search of newer and bolder flavors such as Lobster Bisque, Chicken Noodle, Lentil and Tomato Bisque.

    The Original Soupman also has its classic Vegetarian Chili, Tomato Basil, Butternut Squaash, Garden Vegetable and Broccoli and Cheese.

    Soupman products are available in several grocery stores. Heat and serve pouches are on soup aisles at Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets, Safeway and more.

    Even high street vendors are patronizing the Original Soupman soups in heat and serve tetra packs. It is sold in Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and Original Soupman Delicatessen & Restaurant at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The company is also expected to go mobile with “Soup on Wheels” this year.

    Soupman has also introduced its products such as Mexicali Beans, Stewed Pinto Beans and Curried Chick Peas with Tomatillos.

    Helping promote Soupman and its healthy benefits, is basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal.

    O’Neal is a brand ambassador and equity partner and as an athlete, it is important for him to endorse healthy lifestyle and food choices especially to the younger generation. He believes in healthy eating and fitness for children.

    Soupman is offering healthy variation of kids’ favorite meal of meatballs and macaroni and cheese. Provided in school lunch programs are Shaq-A-Roni ‘n Meatballs and Shaq ‘n Cheese.
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