The Quest for THE Original Health Nut

Oct 26, 2010, 13:00 ET from California Walnuts

FOLSOM, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ --

  • California Walnuts, along with Dr. Brian Wansink, Dr. Michael Roizen, cookbook author Mollie Katzen and fitness expert Petra Kolber have teamed up to lead a nationwide search for THE Original Health Nut.  
  • The contest seeks to find the person in America who lives each day to the fullest and goes the extra mile – someone who leads by example and inspires others to make healthy decisions in their everyday choices.  
  • Nominations will be accepted until April 15, 2011.  
  • The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a trip with a friend or relative to Napa, California, plus a $1,500 donation to their favorite charity.  
  • For further details and to nominate, please visit

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What makes an Original Health Nut?

This inspirational person could be someone living nearby whose talents are applauded as we watch in awe as they never seem to age.  It could be someone who has influenced others to adopt his/her own methods, attempt their recipes or lace up on a Saturday morning hoping to attain success in their pursuit of health.  Perhaps the local firefighter who teaches CPR classes.  Could THE Original Health Nut be the retired nurse who volunteers at the senior center making sure everyone gets a nourishing meal?  There are thousands of stories like these and we want hear your story.  

People can visit to nominate inspirational individuals who encourage others in their community to become healthier. Those who are nominated, along with those who nominate someone, will be entered for the chance to win a variety of prizes.  

THE Original Health Nut Campaign is a California Walnut Commission campaign.

California Walnut Commission

The California Walnut Commission, established in 1987, is funded by mandatory assessments of the growers. The Commission is an agency of the State of California that works in concurrence with the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The CWC is mainly involved in health research and export market development activities.

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