I’m Teaming with the Tropicana OJ Express at Grand Central Terminal in NYC

Tropicana OJ Express

I’m thrilled to be a part of the Tropicana Team as one of their TropiMomma Ambassadors. I’ve been a Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice consumer for as long as I can remember and it’s a product I believe in and buy every week for my family.

According to a Tropicana survey, one in four Americans start the day off in a bad mood.  I hate to say that I am THAT one.  It’s the “waking up early” part that I dislike.  I love mornings but I wish I wasn’t exhausted as soon as I get up. It does change when I’m up, about and showered so the sour mood doesn’t last too long.

Another fact is that over 34 million people skip breakfast regularly.  I tend to forget to eat breakfast because mornings can be hectic with 3 kids but my tummy always lets me know that it needs fuel.  My breakfast usually consists of a glass of Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice and whole wheat toast with low-fat butter —  that is after I’ve had my cup of coffee.

FACT: One 8-ounce glass of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice offers two fruit servings and four essential nutrients, including a full day’s supply of vitamin C and as much potassium as a medium banana, to start the day off right. And Tropicana Pure Premium has 16 fresh-picked oranges squeezed inside each 59-ounce container with no added sugar, artificial flavors, sweeteners or water.

The Tropicana OJ Express is steaming into New York City to educate residents about the important nutritional role of breakfast.  In fact, here in New York the vast majority of people (about 83.5%) don’t get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day.

Dietitian Elizabeth Somer, RD is helping offer quick and simple tips to teach local families about the power of breakfast, and is putting out a call to help New York kids in need get good breakfast nutrition, too.

New York residents can take Tropicana’s Fruit & Veg pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables each day —  for each pledge, Tropicana will donate one eight-ounce glass of orange juice to New York schools in need.

To spotlight the issue, the Tropicana OJ Express is hosting free events at locations across the city.

Tuesday, August 23
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Financial District
Street Corner Sampling
Water St. & Fulton St.
South St. & Fulton St.
Water St. & Hanover Square
State St. & Whitehall St.

Wednesday, August 24
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grand Central Station
(Taxi Stand area)
43rd St & Vanderbilt St.
New York, NY 10017

Thursday, August 25
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Penn Station ( Amtrak Rotunda)
34th St. between 7th Ave & 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Visitors can:

  • Sing the “Good Morning” song for a chance to win a year’s supply of orange juice and $10,000
  • Take our Fruit & Veg pledge; for every pledge received by December 31, 2011 Tropicana will donate one eight-oz. glass of orange juice to Chicago-area kids through the USDA School Breakfast & Summer Food Service programs (up to 184,375 glasses)
  • Get a free mini-breakfast of Tropicana Pure Premium OJ and Quaker Oatmeal Squares (first 500 attendees)
  • Spin the Nutrition IQ Wheel win, play the bottle ring toss game to win fun prizes

Look out for:

  • A giant 10-foot Tropicana bottle – a statuesque replica of the real thing now on local grocery store shelves.
  • Huge orange-and-straw photo cut out.
  • Consumers singing on our mini stage and playing highly-visual games.

Can’t make it? Follow Tropicana at @TropicanaOJ using the #OJExpress hashtag so you can be part of the festivities online. And don’t forget to share the Fruit & Veg pledge with your friends!

Disclosure: As a Tropicana “TropiMomma” Ambassador, I may receive products for review as well as compensation. All opinions expressed here are always my own.


  1. Congrats on this cool gig, Lisa! Love Tropicana 🙂
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