FBA Press Releases

Florida Beverage Association Accepting Applications for Its Community Grant Program

FBA supports healthy and environmentally sustainable communities

The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the third year of its Florida Beverage Association Grant Program. The grant program provides support to organizations and programs that promote nutrition, and health and wellness initiatives, as well as environmental sustainability programs.

“Florida and its citizens are truly fortunate to have a great number of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of its residents through health and environmental initiatives. The Florida Beverage Association and its members are committed to supporting these efforts through the FBA Community Grant Program,” said Liz DeWitt, Executive Director of the Florida Beverage Association.

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CORE® Nutrition Becomes New Associate Member of FBA

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March. 22, 2017 – The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the addition of CORE® Nutrition as a new Associate Member of FBA. A health and wellness company founded in 2015 on innovative design and science, CORE® Nutrition is the maker of CORE® Hydration premium bottled water and CORE® Organic fruit infused beverages.

“We are excited to add CORE® Nutrition to our list of members that are leading the charge on beverage innovation,” said Liz Castro DeWitt, Executive Director of FBA, the trade association for Florida’s non- alcoholic beverage industry. “We look forward to working with them as we move forward in our efforts to educate consumers on the benefits of leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”

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FBA Awards $25K grant to '6 to 76' Program

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Feb. 22, 2017 – The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the award of a $25,000 grant to the ‘6 to 76’ program of the “I’M A STAR” Foundation, Inc., a foundation dedicated to empower youth to become solution-oriented leaders in their respective schools and communities. The ‘6 to 76’ program provides the opportunity for school aged children and senior citizens to become healthier together and is focused on Health Zone 1 in Duval County.

The goal of the FBA Grant Program is to support initiatives that advance healthy and environmentally sustainable Florida communities. The grant is jointly funded by the Florida Beverage Association and the.

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FBA Awards Grant to 'Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful'

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FEB. 9, 2017 – The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the award of a $5,000 grant to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB) for its Rain Barrel Education Program. The goal of the FBA Grant Program is to support initiatives that advance healthy and environmentally sustainable Florida communities. The grant is jointly funded by the Florida Beverage Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Inc. provides environmental education and opportunities for volunteers to give back to their community through cleanups, habitat restoration and beautification projects.

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The Florida Beverage Association Teams Up with City of Miami, Little Haiti Football Club

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State’s Beverage Companies to Support Local Organization that Promotes Excellence On and Off the Soccer Pitch

The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) and its members, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and PepsiCo, are pleased to announce that they will be supporting the Little Haiti Football Club with a year-round donation of water and sports drinks.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Little Haiti Football Club and applaud their efforts to incorporate academic studies into their powerhouse soccer program,” said Liz Castro DeWitt, Executive Director of the FBA, the trade association for Florida’s non- alcoholic beverage industry.

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Florida Beverage Association Announces Second Year of Its Community Grant Program

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FBA supports healthy and environmentally sustainable communities

The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the second year of its Florida Beverage Association Grant Program. The grant program provides support to organizations and programs that promote nutrition, physical activity and health and wellness initiatives, as well as environmental sustainability programs.

“The Florida Beverage Association and its member companies were impressed with the caliber of applicants from our first year of the grant program,” Executive Director Liz DeWitt said. “We were pleased to award grants to Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces for their commitment to promote nutrition, physical activity and health initiatives, as well as the Science and Environment Council for their focus on environmental sustainability programs.”

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Beverage Companies Respond to FDA Announcement on Nutrition Facts Panel

In response to today’s release of the FDA rule change on the Nutrition Facts Panel, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:

Statement:

“We believe that people should have clear and understandable nutrition facts about foods and beverages so that they can make informed choices that are right for themselves and their families. America’s beverage companies have supported nutrition transparency; it’s why we voluntarily placed clear calorie labels on the front of every bottle and can we produce in support of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign in 2010.

“We look forward to continuing our commitment to offer a wide variety of beverages – including more low- and no-calorie options and smaller portion sizes – and to engaging with the FDA to make sure consumers have the information they need.”

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Second Grant Awarded

Science and Environment Council and Florida Beverage Association Partner to Promote a Sustainable Water Future in Southwest Florida

wildlifeSARASOTA, FL – Jan. 25, 2016: The Science and Environment Council, in partnership with the Florida Beverage Association, will add two new tour stops to the community’s Mobile Phone Watershed Audio Tour and extend the popular program through 2017. The Audio Tour (www.watershedtour.org) celebrates highlights of our watersheds while providing interesting facts and suggestions for easy ways to help protect our waters.

The tour includes 30 stops at spectacular natural places and environmental attractions and is accessible by dialing (941) 926-6813.  While the tour can be accessed from anywhere, visiting the featured locations across Sarasota and Manatee Counties provides listeners an up-close and personal experience.  The audio tour encourages people to get outside and explore - to exercise their brains and their bodies – and celebrate Florida waters!

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FBA Grant Program Promotes Health Initiatives

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The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the launch of the FBA Grant Program. This new FBA Grant Program will support Florida communities by providing grants to community organizations to promote nutrition, physical activity, and health and wellness initiatives, as well as environmental sustainability programs.

“The FBA and its member companies are committed to improving the communities where we live, work, and play,” Executive Director Liz Castro DeWitt said. “The goal of the FBA Grant Program is to support programs that advance healthy and environmentally sustainable Florida communities.”  

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