NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GoGo squeeZ applesauce on-the-go celebrates Earth Month with their participation in the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival for a third consecutive year. Held at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., GoGo squeeZ is hosting the return of the Backyard Play Garden, highlighting the brand's ongoing commitment to taking care of the planet and helping families lead healthier lifestyles.
GoGo squeeZ and Walt Disney Imagineering created the Backyard Play Garden to emphasize outdoor activities that families can replicate at home and encourage simple ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. The Festival is expected to welcome guests from all around the world this spring through May 19.
Located in the World Showcase at Epcot® between the France and Morocco Pavilions, the Backyard Play Garden features an inviting backyard setting with plants curated by the Florida Local Growers Association. To empower unstructured exploration back at home, the children's area features a playground and clubhouse where kids of all ages can be playful.
In celebration of Earth Month, GoGo squeeZ is modeling effective ways for families to make a positive difference for the planet:
- Facebook Virtual Garden Sweepstakes: To raise the eco-awareness of families, GoGo squeeZ announces their Earth Month Facebook Sweepstakes. Individuals can enter for a chance to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World® Resort through April 28, 2013. For complete set of rules and to enter, please visit www.facebook.com/gogosqueez.
- Reuse and Recycle: Select times throughout the festivals at the Backyard Play Garden, families can decorate and repurpose empty GoGo squeeZ pouches to grow their very own branded GoGo squeeZ beans at home. GoGo squeeZ plans to distribute more than 15,000 lima beans for families in communities across the country.
- Mother's Day Memento: In honor of playful moms, families can create a memento from their trip by decorating pouch covers that honor mom at the Backyard Play Garden.
"To celebrate our commitment to playfulness and the environment, we are excited to participate in the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival and to re-introduce the Backyard Play Garden this year," says Meena Mansharamani, Managing Director for Materne North America. "Through this collaboration, GoGo squeeZ offers parents and kids the chance to learn simple ways to leave our planet a better place – all while at a world renowned theme park recognized for bringing playful moments to families."
Throughout the Festival, the squeeZ Squad will share the yummy, no-mess, portable snacks at the Backyard Play Garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to try this healthy treat while supplies last.
Available in nine flavors, GoGo squeeZ 100% fruit products come in a re-sealable pouch that features a built-in straw, making it a no-spoon, no-mess way to enjoy applesauce on the go. It is also all-natural, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and made with no artificial flavors or preservatives. Each pouch contains only 60 calories helping parents to feel confident about the food choices they make for their children and themselves.
About Materne's GoGo squeeZ
GoGo squeeZ all-natural, 100% fruit squeezable applesauce on the go is simple, yummy fun, and it delights like a game of tag or a run through a backyard sprinkler. We believe in real fun foods that are easy, smart and fit into peoples' busy lives. Originally founded in France where it is known as Pom'Potes, GoGo squeeZ launched in the U.S. in June 2008. Collectively, Materne has sold more than 2 billion pouches to families around the world. Materne North America is headquartered in New York City. GoGo squeeZ products come in a re-sealable pouch that feature a built-in straw, making it a no-spoon, no-mess way to enjoy fruit on the go. Our pouches are all-natural, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and made with no artificial flavors or preservatives. GoGo squeeZ is sold at over 35,000 retailers nationwide including Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger, Publix, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods Market, and a growing list of other major retailers. For more information, please visit: www.gogosqueez.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival
Thirty million blooms, dozens of Disney character topiaries and 1,000 butterflies add up to a wonderful world of theme park color at the 20th annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-May 19, 2013 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Information on the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival is available at www.disneyworld.com/flower or at 407/W-DISNEY.
About GoGo squeeZ Facebook Virtual Garden Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm ET on 4/28/13. See Official Rules for full details including eligibility restrictions, prize description and limitations. Sponsor: Materne North America.
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