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Take a Leap and Discover the Great Taste of Quaker Oatmeal Squares Quaker Oats Offers Free Samples of Quaker Oatmeal Squares on Facebook

CHICAGO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Oats today announced the expansion of their existing Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal lineup with the launch of their new, Honey Nut flavor. In honor of Leap Day, Quaker is encouraging everyone to discover the nutty taste, hearty crunch and the right amount of honey flavored sweetness of the new Honey Nut flavor of Quaker Oatmeal Squares. Now with new packaging, breakfast lovers will be delighted by the taste of all four varieties (Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Golden Maple and Honey Nut) making Quaker Oatmeal Squares a delicious way to discover just how good whole grains can be.   

Visit www.Facebook.com/QuakerOatmealSquares today and "like" the page to get a free sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares*. Facebook fans can receive a free sample of the new Honey Nut flavor, and can help up to 10 friends discover the surprisingly delicious taste and crunch of Quaker Oatmeal Squares with a free sample of the Brown Sugar variety. Facebook fans can also share their thoughts and comments right there on the page.  

Quaker Oatmeal Squares taste delicious with just the right amount of sweetness in every bite, and are a great way to get a jumpstart on your daily whole-grain consumption and in-turn, take the first step towards a heart-healthy lifestyle. All four flavors are made with natural flavors and provide you with at least 46 grams of whole grains (that's 96 percent of your minimum daily recommendation of whole grains), 5 grams of dietary fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving.  

As The Quaker Coach, celebrity fitness expert Bob Harper knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially one that's packed with whole grains. "This year, take advantage of your Leap Day by using it to find something new that you love. Here are some of my suggestions for how you can take advantage of the extra day," said Quaker Coach Bob Harper.

  • Change up your breakfast routine. Discover something new that not only tastes great, but also gives you energy so you can start your day off right! My favorite new breakfast cereal is Quaker Oatmeal Squares new Honey Nut flavor – it's packed with whole grains and has the perfect amount of sweetness in every crunch.
  • Take some "me time." Take this extra day to re-center yourself, first thing in the morning. This will help you make better decisions throughout the day.  
  • Step out of your cardio comfort zone. Take the stairs at work. Try a new class at the gym. Use Leap Day as a reason to get out of your comfort zone and discover a new way to get your heart rate up and avoid a workout plateau!
  • Set a new goal. Give yourself a new achievable and measurable goal to work towards. For example, add more vegetables and whole grains to your meals or get in an hour of play time with your kids.

About The Quaker Oats Company
The Quaker Oats Company, headquartered in Chicago, is a unit of PepsiCo, Inc., one of the world's largest consumer packaged goods companies. For more than 130 years, Quaker's brands have served as symbols of quality, great taste and nutrition. Holding No. 1 positions in their respective categories, Quaker Oats, Quaker Rice Cakes and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are consumer favorites. For more information, please visit www.QuakerOats.com. Follow Quaker Oats on Facebook and Twitter.

About PepsiCo
In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

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Jody Menaker

Nissy Atassi

Quaker Foods & Snacks

Edelman Public Relations

312-821-3264

312-233-1310

jody.menaker@pepsico.com 

nisreene.atassi@edelman.com

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