CHASKA, Minn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to inspire your kids to reach for something healthy when they open the fridge? A free pickle poster from Del Monte(R) is perfect for hanging on the fridge, and is a fun way to encourage kids to grab a jar of pickles to satisfy their after-school snack craving. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061012/CGTH005 ) While supplies last, Del Monte(R) is offering a colorful, kid-friendly "Pickle Poster" featuring the Pickleman exercising and studying. The poster offers parents ideas on how to incorporate pickles into simple, taste-bud tempting, kid-pleasin' recipes and creative tips on how pickles can be used in the kitchen. Each poster includes five perforated recipe cards, one 4x6 photo frame and three magnets of the Pickleman as himself, a chef and dressed as Aristotle. The poster also has facts on the benefits of eating pickles, as well as some interesting pickle history. Did you know that pickles helped prevent scurvy outbreaks on Christopher Columbus' historic voyage to America? "The poster makes snack time healthier and more fun for kids and is a helpful resource for parents," said Jeff Tuttle, chief marketing officer at M.A. Gedney Company, producer and marketer of Del Monte(R) pickles. "As a parent of young ones, I know it can be challenging to come up with interesting and tasty ways to provide healthy food choices for kids. Del Monte(R) is hoping this poster makes that process a little easier." Parents who'd like a free poster can visit http://www.delmontepickle.com to sign-up (for a limited time only, offer good while supplies last). The poster is free of charge, with no fee for shipping. It's also available to download online at http://www.delmontepickle.com/DM_backtoschool_2.pdf . About Del Monte(R) and the M.A. Gedney Company Since 1919, Del Monte(R) has been marketing pickles and pickle products, including its market-leading Sweet Pickle Relish, and its uniquely sweet Sweet Gherkin Pickles, which are one of the country's only sweet gherkin made the old-fashioned way: barrel-sweetened for ultimate sweetness. Del Monte(R) pickles are produced and marketed by M.A. Gedney Company and sold under the Del Monte(R) label under license from Del Monte Foods. Combining the Del Monte(R) reputation for quality with M.A. Gedney Company's 125 years of extraordinary pickle production makes the perfect pickle partnership. The M.A. Gedney Company is headquartered in Chaska, Minn. For more information on the company, visit http://www.gedneypickle.com .
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