GUELPH, Ontario, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian social enterprise Lucky Iron Fish, founded in 2012 to wipe out iron deficiency globally, is proud and honoured to announce founding President and CEO Gavin Armstrong has been recognized by Forbes magazine in its fifth annual "30 Under 30" list for social entrepreneurship. The highly-anticipated annual list, which was selected following a rigorous screening of more than 15,000 "best of the best" candidates across 20 categories, showcases 600 of North America's most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars who are transforming the world. Supermodel and body image activist Ashley Graham and 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry also figured among 30 Under 30's Class of 2016.
The Lucky Iron Fish is a carefully formulated and tested cast iron fish that when added to your cooking pot can provide up to 90% of your daily dose of iron. Mr. Armstrong's work to design, brand, launch and scale Lucky Iron Fish's simple yet innovative solution to address iron deficiency helped him stand out during Forbes' selection process.
"Being named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 is a deeply validating and gratifying experience for me," says President and CEO Gavin Armstrong. "I am even more excited by what the recognition can do to help Lucky Iron Fish reach more individuals who are susceptible to iron deficiency, one of the world's most pervasive and underestimated nutritional disorders."
Iron deficiency affects 3.5 billion people worldwide and can result in failure to thrive in children, anemia, weakness, impaired cognition, and increased risk of illness. The Lucky Iron Fish is now used in over 65 different countries, with plans to expand to more markets around the world in 2016.
About Lucky Iron Fish:
Founded in 2012, Lucky Iron Fish is a growing social enterprise with big aspirations: to tackle and wipe out iron deficiency in the developing and developed world. Its carefully formulated and tested cooking cast iron fish, seen as lucky in Cambodian culture where it was first introduced, has been shown to reduce instances of iron anemia when used daily during food preparation. A certified B-Corporation, Lucky Iron Fish has received major international awards and recognition from the Clinton Global Initiative University, the Gates Foundation, O, the Oprah Magazine, BBC, Wired, Grand Challenges Canada, the Cannes International Lions Festival, the CLIO Awards, the Edison Awards, and the Asia Design Awards. For more information, please visit www.luckyironfish.com or find us on Twitter @LuckyIronFish.
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