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March 15, 2006
Contact: Lonnie Fogel
Straus Communications
(415) 777-1170 x 305

Planet Organics Delivers Delicious, Nutritious and Convenient
Organic Lunches for Bay Area Kids

San Francisco, Ca (March 15, 2006) — Planet Organics home delivery, servicing Northern Californians with the broadest selection of organic produce and groceries, today began offering organic school lunches as part of its "Healthy Kids" program.

The organic lunch program was developed in response to customer demand for convenient, healthy and organic lunches for children.

Planet Organics will initially offer three lunch options, each including one Horizon Organic Cheese Stick, 1/2 oz. of Healthy Handfuls Koala Krackers, one cup of Santa Cruz Organics applesauce or Horizon Organic yogurt, one piece of fruit (cut into kid size pieces) and make-your-own peanut butter and jelly sandwich (plastic knife and spoon included). The lunches cost $4.99 each, and are available to all Planet Organic customers.

“My two kids love this lunch – these are their favorite foods, so I know they’ll finish every bite!” said Larry Bearg, CEO of Planet Organics. “As a concerned parent, I want my children eating organic even when we pack a lunch to go. As a working parent, I rely on the convenience of home delivery.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the prevalence of overweight among children aged 6 to 11 more than doubled in the past 20 years, going from 7% in 1980 to 16% in 2002. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming overweight and developing related diseases.”


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About Planet Organics
Planet Organics is a small family-owned company dedicated to delivering the freshest organic produce, groceries and prepared meals to homes throughout Northern California. Since 1997, owners Larry Bearg and Lorene Reed have been sourcing organic and natural foods directly from local farmers and artisans, selecting the highest quality and widest possible variety of foods, backed by premium customer care for busy families. Subscribers order weekly home deliveries via the company's easy-to-use website. Planet Organics is committed to socially responsible business practices, and donates 4 percent of its profits to the eScrip program for local schools. To sign up for the service, or for more information, visit


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