Ocean Nutrition Canada gives a gift with vision this holiday season

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Ocean Nutrition Canada gives a gift with vision this holiday season
Global Omega-3 leader Ocean Nutrition donates 5 million doses of vitamin A to Vitamin Angels

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – This holiday season, Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) is giving a gift with vision. ONC, the largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients in the world, is helping to reduce blindness and mortality amongst children in the developing world by donating five million doses of vitamin A to Vitamin Angels.

ONC has a longstanding relationship with Vitamin Angels, a charitable organization based in the United States, that provides vitamins to children in the developing world.  “Ocean Nutrition is known for helping people become healthier,” says Martin Jamieson, President and CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada. “However, we don’t just think about people who can afford to pick and choose what they eat. By working with Vitamin Angels, we are able to help children get access to essential nutrients for basic growth and development.”

“Each year, 350,000 children in the developing world are afflicted with blindness as a result of vitamin A deficiency,” says Howard Schiffer, President and Founder of Vitamin Angels. “Just two doses of vitamin A per year can significantly reduce a child’s risk of going blind and reduce mortality rates in at-risk populations by 24%. We’re extremely grateful to companies like ONC for making our work possible.”

“We’re very proud of our work with Vitamin Angels,” says Jamieson. “As leaders in the Omega-3 industry, we take health and nutrition very seriously. We’re pleased to be able to support the valuable work that Vitamin Angels is doing, on behalf of our employees, families and customers.”

This season, you can spread the word about Vitamin Angels by sharing ONC’s holiday card and visiting Ocean Nutrition’s MEG-3® Facebook page.

 About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), the world’s largest Omega-3 EPA/DHA solutions provider, has a pioneering approach to wellness through innovation. Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, ONC has created the leading Research & Development platform in the industry and operates the largest privately-owned marine research and development facility in North America.

ONC provides its customers in the dietary supplement, food ingredient and pharmaceutical sectors with a competitive advantage in the rapidly growing Omega-3 EPA/DHA market through their MEG-3® branded line of products created with ONC’s proprietary technology. With an uncompromising commitment to quality, MEG-3® products meet or exceed global quality standards. To date, MEG-3® has been included in more than 100 billion servings of food and supplement products worldwide.

For more information about ONC, visit www.ocean-nutrition.com and for more information about the health benefits of MEG-3®, visit www.meg-3.com.  Join the Omega-3 conversation: www.facebook.com/MEG3omega3, www.twitter.com/Little_Blue_Meg

For more information contact:
Emily Kimber
Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.
Tel: 902-480-3245
Cell: 902-789-1846