LOS ANGELES, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Mango, the very popular and fastest-growing retailer of authentic nonfat frozen yogurt today announced it has received the "AKA" seal, a certification confirming that Red Mango's frozen yogurt products have been reviewed and approved as a high quality, delicious treat by nationally recognized Celebrity Dietitian Ashley Koff R.D. Voted the number one dietician and nutritionist in Los Angeles by Citysearch.com for the last three years, Koff started the "AKA" (Ashley Koff Approved) program to bring attention to companies whose products fit into a nutritional plan for optimal health and have truthful marketing messages.
"We have tremendous respect for Ashley's commitment to healthy eating, and consider it an honor to receive her stamp of approval. We have always been forthcoming with our nutritional information and the healthiness of our products, as it has been our goal to educate our customers on the benefit of making positive food choices," stated Dan Kim, Red Mango's founder, president and CEO.
"I developed the AKA seal to help consumers, healthcare practitioners, and the media sort through what's true, what's authentic, what products they should be looking for, and what are trustworthy food sources. I've recommended Red Mango since meeting Dan Kim and learning about his passion for health, his commitment to quality ingredients and to creating a delicious treat," added Ashley Koff, R.D.
Since its inception, Red Mango has always focused on getting the message out to its consumers about the advantages of authentic frozen yogurt and probiotics. In 2007, Red Mango became the first natural frozen yogurt concept in the U.S. to be certified by the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture seal program, which confirms that Red Mango meets or exceeds the criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Subsequently Red Mango was accepted as a member of the International Probiotics Association, the international organization whose goal is to promote the exchange of research and latest breakthroughs in probiotics.
Unlike many of its competitors whose products contain artificial ingredients or excessive calories from fat and sugar, Red Mango frozen yogurt is made with all natural ingredients, has no fat, is gluten-free and contains no preservatives. Because Red Mango frozen yogurt is made in the ways real yogurt is made, it offers a deliciously authentic natural yogurt flavor, and contains significant amounts of live and active cultures that are beneficial to one's health.
About Ashley Koff:
Ashley Koff is a registered dietitian (R.D.) who strives to make better nutrition a way of life for all. Koff launched Ashley Koff Approved (AKA) in 2008 as a way to house all aspects of her private practice, nutritional endorsement opportunities, as well as her corporate consulting company. With AKA, consumers of all demographics can readily identify products that meet Koff's standards for nutrition resulting in optimal health. Under the AKA umbrella, Koff also offers business-to-business consulting. For more information, please visit www.ashleykoffapproved.com.
About Red Mango:
Founded in 2002 in South Korea, Red Mango opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles and has since celebrated 50 store openings across California, New York, Washington, Illinois, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Indiana and Utah. Red Mango serves authentic frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat, certified gluten free and packed with probiotic live and active cultures. Red Mango's frozen yogurt has been certified by the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture Seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango's investors include CIC Advantage Holdings LLC, a holding company formed by CIC Partners and leading retail and restaurant operators to invest in and add value to multi unit retail companies. For more information about Red Mango, please visit www.redmangousa.com. For franchising information, please visit www.redmangofranchising.com or call (214) 871-6865.
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