Costa Proudly Supports National Nutrition Week 16 – 22 October 2016

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As Australia’s leading grower and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, Costa is a proud supporter of National Nutrition Week and its promotion of ‘Try for 5’ which seeks to encourage people to the challenge themselves to eat 5 serves of vegetables every day during National Nutrition Week.

The recommended daily intake for people over 4 years of age is around 5 serves of vegetables a day.

As Lucinda Hancock, Accredited Nutritionist and CEO of Nutrition Australia Vic Division noted in announcing National Nutrition Week, “Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants which all help keep our minds and bodies working day-to-day, and reduce our risk of chronic disease in the future.”

Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness of the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating.

To find out more visit the Nutrition Australia website at

IBO Announces New President

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The world’s leading blueberry industry body has made changes to its board, ushering in a new era of development and collaboration for the popular fruit.

During the International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit in Argentina and Uruguay this week, the group announced Peter McPherson would take the reigns as the new president.

Peter is our General Manager of Berry International and his election was unexpected but certainly an honor.

“I am very proud to represent the Australian Blueberry Growers Association and now the global blueberry industry – that being said I have big shoes to fill following on from my good friend [Chilean Blueberry Committee president] Mr Andres Armstrong and we must maintain focus on delivering value to all our members,” he said.

“Given Mother Nature’s influence on our business every day presents new challenges, and given the generic nature of the IBO we will continue to add value to all growers as the industry continues to grow – after all that’s what the IBO stands for.

“Hence we will strive to raise the bar with greater quality of information flow via the various forms of social media to assist this growth.”

Congratulations Peter on this well deserved appointment.