The Canadian Produce Marketing Association partnered with Olympic hockey gold medalists Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust to promote the Half Your Plate initiative through their personal social media accounts.
The association will also post content featuring the women’s hockey stars to the Half Your Plate social media platforms and on HalfYourPlate.ca, according to a news release.
Johnston, Sudbury, Ontario, is a two-time Olympic champion (three-time Olympic medalist) and World Champion (eight-time world medalist) representing Team Canada. She is also a two-time Clarkson Cup champion in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, representing the Calgary Inferno.
“Ever since I can remember, growing up in Sudbury, my parents filled half my plate with fruits and vegetables something I continue to do to this day,” Johnston said in the release. “Fruits and vegetables are essential to my physical and mental strength, and I hope to inspire others through the Half Your Plate message.”
Daoust Valleyfield, Quebec, is an Olympic champion (two-time Olympic medalist), 2018 Olympics Most Valuable Player and world medalist. She also played professionally in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League with Les Canadiennes de Montréal.
“Filling Half Your Plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal is tremendously important to me,” Daoust said in the release. “It’s such an easy thing to do to help you live a healthier life.”
Over the next year on their social media accounts, Johnston and Daoust will share their personal advice on easy recipes, tips on filling Half Your Plate and other fresh ideas.
“Rebecca and Mélodie are wonderful role models, on and off the ice, and their commitment to filling half their plate with fruits and vegetables has led them to incredible success in their careers,” association president Ron Lemaire said in the release.