Fresno, CA (February 14, 2013) – American Pistachio Growers, a non-profit voluntary trade association representing more than 540 American pistachio growers, is proud to announce that professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones will join the APG athlete ambassador team, claiming American-grown pistachios as his “Official Snack.” Jeremy is the newest addition to an ambassador lineup that includes the U.S.A. Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams and Miss California.
“We are thrilled to have Jeremy on board,” says Judy Hirigoyen, Director, Global Marketing for APG. “With protein, antioxidants, healthy fats, and much more, pistachios are the ideal fuel for a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle. Jeremy truly represents the Power of Pistachios.”
Jeremy Jones is one of the world’s premier big mountain snowboarders and founder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our Winters, a non-profit climate change advocacy group. He has been featured in a number of award-winning snow sports films, including Deeper (2010) and Further (2012), which document his efforts to access remote backcountry terrain. He was recently named one of National Geographic Adventure’s 2013 Adventurers of the Year, and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports by ESPN.
“Without proper nutrition, I would not be able to continue to push the limits of what’s possible,” says Jeremy. “Pistachios are an important part of my diet that allow me to stay fueled and recover quickly after intense physical exertion. I’m really pleased to support the growers of a food I love so much.”
The APG ambassador team will represent the organization internationally to promote proper nutrition through the organization’s global Power of Pistachios campaign. For additional information about the nutritional benefits of pistachios and the APG ambassador team, please visit AmericanPistachios.org.
About American Pistachio Growers
American Pistachio Growers (APG) is a non-profit voluntary trade association representing more than 545 American pistachio growers in California, Arizona and New Mexico. APG is governed by an 18-member board of directors and is funded entirely by growers and independent processors with the shared goal of increasing global awareness of nutritious, American-grown pistachios. The United States has been #1 in global pistachio production since 2008, followed by Iran. For more information, please visit AmericanPistachios.org.