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Centerplate Proudly Launches the Snacksmart™ Program Centerplate releases new Healthier for You Snacks in a Convenient Pack in over 200 venues

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced today its exclusive Snacksmart™ by Centerplate program designed to provide a compelling healthier-for-you option for our fans and guests. Centerplate is proud to take a leadership position in health-conscious hospitality as an increasing number of diners seek healthier food options for adults and kids.

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The Snacksmart menu, available at high profile venues across the country including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, includes:

For adults:

  • Chocolate Chip Clif ® Bar- Made with organic, whole ingredients for performance nutrition that taste great
  • Hail Merry- Certified Gluten-Free, Raw Vanilla Maple Almonds, high in fiber, and rich with heart healthy monounsaturated nut oils
  • Popcorners- A new butter flavor popcorn snack that is low in calories, but offers a chip-like experience
  • Snackwell's- Deliciously indulgent, perfectly portioned low-fat vanilla cookie

For kids:

  • Odwalla Bars – A great-tasting bar made from key ingredients like fruits, nuts, chocolate, oats and rice that contains important nutrients like essential vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber
  • Funky Monkey- 100% all-natural "Fruit that Crunches" with the great taste, smell and nutritional goodness of fresh fruit
  • Popchips- Delicious, all-natural potato popped chip with all the flavor and less than half the fat of fried chips
  • Fig Newtons- America's favorite brand of cookies and snacks for 119 years

"Centerplate recognizes the need to be a leader in meeting the demand for healthier food options at venues. That's why we created the Snacksmart by Centerplate program," said Bob Pascal, Centerplate's Chief Marketing Officer. "We are very confident that our Snacksmart Program will live up to the expectations of our fans and guests."

Centerplate is also beta testing a gluten free healthier-for-you option available in select venues across its portfolio. Items included in the Gluten Free Snacksmart include:

  • Hail Merry- Certified Gluten-Free, Grawnola, nutrient dense, nut blend to be very low in sugar with lots of cinnamon to aid in lowering blood glucose levels
  • Popchips- Delicious, all-natural potato popped chip with all the flavor and less than half the fat of fried chips
  • Udi's Chocolate Chip Cookie- Savory, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut Free 3" Chocolate Chip Cookie with rich chocolate chips and fresh baked cookie dough make this cookie a favorite with any guest!
  • Udi's Plain Bagel- Already the most popular gluten free bagel in the U.S. Udi's soft, chewy and yummy plain bagels are anything but plain.  The bagels are Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, and Kosher Certified making them an excellent option for any guest!

About Centerplate

Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America – annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. The company was recently named the fastest growing hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com

SOURCE Centerplate



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