Celebrating a Decade of Values in Action!

VIA

This year marks a decade since we launched Values in Action (VIA), a program we created in 2006 to offer employees opportunities to take action and track their progress in the areas of volunteerism, community involvement and environmental initiatives.

At WhiteWave, we strongly believe that our purpose is to do much more than simply provide great tasting, responsibly-produced food. It’s also about giving back to our communities and protecting our natural resources.

Through VIA, our employees choose how they want to reduce their environmental footprint or make an impact in their communities. For example, some employees choose to bike or carpool to work, while others may spend time volunteering with a local animal shelter or stocking food bank shelves. Employees then log their actions into the VIA database. At the end of each year, our team members are recognized for these contributions.

During the past 10 years, we’re proud of the impact our VIA program has made in supporting our local communities and helping to protect the planet. Here’s a taste of what we’ve accomplished:

  • Each year since VIA’s inception, more than 90 percent of WhiteWave employees have participated in volunteer activities in their community
  • In the past five years, our employees have recorded more than 45,000 miles commuted via bicycle
  • Since 2011 alone, our team has given more than 60,000 hours of community service to groups and causes that they are passionate about
  • In 2015, through the VIA program, WhiteWave employees volunteered more than 11,000 hours globally to nonprofits and logged 15,505 bike miles commuting to work in the U.S.

With 10 years of VIA under our belt, we are extremely proud of the work done by our team members to build a values-based community where we can all make a positive impact. The ongoing success of VIA is a testament to each of our more than 2,700 global employees who give back to causes close to them, making their communities and the environment better in the process.

We can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in the next 10 years!

Peanuts movie Red Carpet Exclusive

A group of Horizon employees traveled to Los Angeles, Calif. for The Peanuts Movie premiere. Employees were treated to the lavish red Peanuts Movie 1carpet experience and rubbed elbows with stars from the movie. The premiere offered fun activities for attendees to participate in, and the Horizon booth was a hit with many of the stars. Overall, the premiere was an incredible experience and The Peanuts Movie was fantastic. We recommend taking your family to see the entire Peanuts gang in theaters this holiday season…don’t forget your favorite Horizon snacks!

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Today – October 29, 2013

Registered dietician and Women’s Health contributor Keri Glassman shares 10 delicious and healthy foods you can feel good about feeding the entire family, from unsweetened almond milk to maple pumpkin seed bars.

http://www.today.com/video/today/53403913#53403913

Happiness in a Glass

We’re proud to introduce Silk PureAlmond® Light in Vanilla and Original flavors.  The same great taste you love with a third fewer calories.

At 60 calories per serving, Silk Pure Almond® Light Vanilla is happiness in a glass. With 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk, a hint of vanilla and plenty of nutty goodness, we’ve heard Silk fans have been drinking this right out of the carton.   

At 40 calories per serving, Silk Pure Almond® Light Original is equally delicious and perfect in cereal, pancakes, baked goods and well, just about anything. Enjoy!

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TCBY and Silk Announce Silk® Chocolate Almond

TCBY and Silk are proud to announce Silk® Chocolate Almond, the first ever national dairy-free, almondmilk-based frozen yogurt option. Delicious and nutritious – Silk® Chocolate Almond is free of cholesterol, lactose, soy and gluten. It is high in fiber, and low in sodium and fat, and Silk® Chocolate Almond has only 110 calories per serving.

To celebrate the launch of this new product, TCBY is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a Caribbean Vacation among other prizes! Enter now and tell us who’s your Perfect Match: http://a.pgtb.me/zsx2P8

Silk is thrilled to provide consumers with a new delicious dairy-free frozen treat option. Hurry in to your local TCBY to try out their newest flavor – Silk® Chocolate Almond!

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Cinnamon Butternut, Sweet Potato Apple Soup

The Fall season brings with it a lot of great things, but perhaps nothing as great as nice as those comfort food recipes to ease into winter. Being a food company, we’re always looking for ways to offer new ways to enjoy our products, and thanks to our amazing fans we’re never short on new ideas. Check out one of the latest fan recipes from an awesome blogger that brings some Silk PureAlmond in from the cold:

Photo and recipe courtesy of SavvySassyMe.com

Author: Savvy Sassy Me

Recipe type: Soup

Prep time:  1 hour 30 mins

Cook time:  1 hour

Total time:  2 hours 30 mins

Serves: 12-15

A sweet and savory fall soup, with a hint of delectable spice.

Ingredients

1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into pieces

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces

3 medium apples, peeled and cut into pieces

1 cup white onion, finely chopped

5 cups of vegetable broth

¾ cup coconut milk (I used Silk Pure Coconut)

1-2 tbsp olive oil

2-4 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp Truvia (3 packets of your preference of sweetener)

2 tbsp coconut oil (optional)

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Peel and cut all vegetables.

2. Pour olive into in large pot (I had to use both a 5-quart and 4-quart pot because it makes so much) and place on medium heat.

3. Add onion and cook for about 15 minutes, as the onions begin to turn translucent.

4. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp nutmeg, stiring and cooking for 30 seconds.

5. Add squash, sweet potatoes, apples, and broth.

6. Add enough water to cover the veggies by 1 inch.

7. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

8. Remove approximately ½ – 1 cup of broth (optional: it depends on how much vegetables you have).

9. Let cool for 15-20 minutes.

10. Stir in the coconut milk.

11. Add salt, pepper, garlic, coconut oil, and more cinnamon/nutmeg to taste.

12. Puree using a hand mixer, immersion blender, or standard blender.

Notes

Makes approximately 12-15 cups. Can easily be frozen. Note that the amounts vary depending on the size and quantity of vegetables. Just keep a watchful eye and you can’t go wrong. Trust your instinct; you aren’t going to “mess it up” but having too much/too little of anything–it’ll just affect the thickness of the soup. Remember to add spices TO TASTE. Everybody likes a different amount. I for instance, LOVE CINNAMON. So, I use a lot.

Happy first day of summer

To celebrate the solstice, why not check out some of the fun our brands are having on Facebook. And while you’re there, maybe give ’em a like, too.

Horizon Organic – Summertime! Dive in to something fun today!

Cannonball! Make a splash today for the summer solstice – more daylight today than any other. Woohoo!

Silk Launches New Fruit & Protein and Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla

This month, two new products from Silk will begin showing up on your grocery store shelves — Silk Fruit & Protein and a new Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla flavor.

Silk Fruit & Protein is a really tasty beverage that blends juice with a boost of protein, in the form of soymilk. Not only does it taste great (don’t just trust us, try it yourselves!), it has more protein, calcium and vitamin D than organic juice, and it’s only 150 calories per serving. Like all Silk products, it also does not contain any dairy, lactose or cholesterol. So check it out next time you’re at the store and let us know what you think.  It comes in a quart size in three flavors – Mixed Berry, Mango Peach and Strawberry Banana.  What’s your fave?

Silk’s also launching Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla- a great option for anyone who wants a delicious dairy alternative beverage — without added sugar. Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin E and is lactose-free and dairy-free. AND, it has 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk. So there.

Both new products are examples of the innovation we pride ourselves on and are made with soybeans sourced only from North American farmers and are produced without GMO ingredients. In fact, they’ve already been certified by The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.

Easiest. Challenge. Ever

What’s the most challenging thing you’ve ever done? Think about it… the absolute hardest thing you’ve ever done? While rewarding and gratifying in the end, it probably  wasn’t much “fun” during that actual process, right?

Well here’s a challenge that’ll bring those same feelings of reward and gratification, only without all that miserable work. Introducing our Silk brand’s newest campaign – The Least Challenging Challenge.

It’s simple. All you have to do is replace your regular milk, with Silk, whenever you eat a bowl of cereal. That’s it. Potential benefits include fewer calories, higher calcium intake and a great taste that results in a challenge that is not even remotely challenging.

And accepting the challenge doesn’t mean you have to give up milk. All you have to do is use Silk instead of milk when you eat cereal. It’s the best of both worlds, it’s easy and it’s delicious.

So if you’re up for the “challenge”, (again, it’s not going to be much of a challenge) head on over to our Facebook page for more details, and a coupon to help get you started.

Silk 10-Day Challenge Stops By…

The Silk 10-Day Tour made a stop at our Broomfield office today with samples, coupons and some serious Silk energy. Look for the Sampling Tour in Denver, New York, San Diego, Chicago and Boston in the next few weeks.

Stay tuned to Facebook for details.