Ocean's Halo™ Seaweed Chips Partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Inspire Ocean Conservation

Ocean's Halo is proud to donate 2% of company profits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Children's Education Fund

Apr 28, 2014, 11:00 ET from New Frontier Foods Inc.

BURLINGAME, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips—the first totally delicious crispy, crunchy chips made from sustainably harvested and nutrient-rich seaweed—has teamed up with the non-profit Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the world's premier aquariums and ocean conservation organizations to share their common goal of inspiring conservation of the ocean. As part of this partnership, Ocean's Halo will donate 2 percent of its profits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Children's Education Fund, an inspirational program that encourages learning, caring, and gives kids the confidence to make a difference for our oceans.

Ocean's Halo will also provide products for the Aquarium's Teacher Institutes and will join the Monterey Bay Aquarium at two upcoming world-class events:

  • Cooking for Solutions, May 16th-18th. A three-day event dedicated to great chefs, fine food and wine, and saving the ocean.
  • World Oceans Day, June 7th-8th. This holiday celebrates the treasures of the ocean by addressing the threats it faces and what can be done to keep it healthy.

Committed to "turning the tide" on unhealthy oceans, Ocean's Halo is on a mission to help organizations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium protect this all-important natural resource. This summer customers will be able to find more information about Ocean's Halo's commitment to its partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium on specially marked bags of Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips.

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is not only a beloved place for children and families to experience the wonders of frolicking sea otters and mysterious kelp forests, but it is recognized around the world for its commitment to ocean conservation," said Mike Shim, co-founder of Ocean's Halo. "We are proud to be partnering with an organization of this caliber whose values we share so deeply. We hope this partnership will help us spread the word about the benefits of sustainable seaweed farming to the next generation of ocean conservationists."

Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are a whole lot better for the planet than other snack chips out there because Ocean's Halo's seaweed is sustainably grown on responsibly managed seaweed farms. A more sustainable way to grow food, responsibly farmed seaweed is one of the fastest growing crops in the world. Plus, Ocean's Halo's seaweed requires no fresh water, no fertilizer, no deforestation and needs only nature to make it grow. Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are also sold in 100% compostable bags produced from wood pulp that is sourced from managed tree farms.

"Ocean's Halo is one of a small number of carefully selected companies that meet the Monterey Bay Aquarium's partnership criteria," said Monterey Bay Aquarium Director of Marketing Programs Lorraine Yglesias. "We are excited to collaborate with such an innovative, local Bay Area company that shares our mission for ocean conservation and sustainability."

Made from only sustainably grown seaweed and other real, gluten-free ingredients, Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are baked, taste great, and are packed with 5 grams of protein and loads of vitamins and minerals—including 40% RDA Vitamin A and 90% RDA B12—with none of the bad stuff like GMOs, trans fats, MSG, or artificial anything. Under 100 calories per 1-ounce serving, Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are available in four flavors: Chili Lime, Sea Salt, Korean BBQ and Hot & Spicy.

Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips are available at Whole Foods Markets in New York, Chicago and throughout the Midwest and Northeast. In California, they can be found at Mollie Stones, Bristol Farms, Gelson's, Draegers and Andronico's and will be coming soon to 340 Vons and Safeway markets in the state. Ocean's Halo is also available at all nine locations of leading Texas grocery chain, Central Market, as well as at local supermarket chains throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. To find Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips near you, visit the retail locator page.

For more information about Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips go to www.oceanshalo.com. Join the Ocean's Halo conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OceansHalo and on Twitter and Pinterest @OceansHalo #SwimAgainstTheTide.

About New Frontier Foods Inc.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, New Frontier Foods Inc. was founded in 2011 by four dads on a mission to leverage the science of superfoods to make ordinary foods delicious and healthy. Ocean's Halo™ Seaweed Chips, the first totally delicious crispy, crunchy chips made from sustainably harvested seaweed, is the first product from New Frontier Foods and is currently available online at Amazon.com and at select retailers across the U.S. and Canada, including select Whole Foods. Investors and advisors to the Company include former and current executives from ConAgra Consumer Foods, Starbucks, Pepsico, Dole, Sharffen Berger Chocolate (Hershey's), Boulder Canyon Foods, Facebook and Yahoo. New Frontier Foods is proud to donate two percent of its profits to organizations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Children's Education Fund program that is inspiring the next generation of ocean conservationists.

More information can be found on the aquarium's website, www.montereybayaquarium.org. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

SOURCE New Frontier Foods Inc.