We just wanted to send out a big congratulations to two of our Local Producer Loan Program recipients who are now making an impact beyond our shelves!
Melina Jampolis of Dr. Melina is CNN's new health and diet expert. She is a board certified internist and physician nutrition specialist (one of only 200 in US). She specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight loss and disease prevention and treatment. She was the recipient of a Local Producer Loan from Whole Foods Market that aided her in rolling out her specially formulated protein bars and other products. In her new role at CNN, she is advising people with a variety of diet and exercise related health concerns.
As mentioned on the Today Show, Justin's Nut Butters are an excellent choice to keep on hand for healthy snacking. His nut butters are produced in small quantities from the highest quality natural and organic ingredients and come in convenient single serving packs for taking on the road, keeping at your desk in the office, throwing into your bag, etc. Whole Foods Market in Boulder was Justin's first retail outlet for his nut butters, and our Team Members have worked with him to grow his business. Justin's Nut Butter can now be found in five of our eleven regions! He's using his loan to expand his production of the single serving packs. If you have any questions about our Local Producer Loan Program, check out the FAQ section of the web page or contact the program coordinators directly at LPLP@wholefoods.com.