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Miss America Betty Cantrell Talks Shuman Produce and Vidalia Onions

ATLANTA, GA - Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell is hard to miss, even amongst more than a thousand produce companies and booths.

The beauty queen has teamed up with Shuman Produce over the common goal of promoting more produce consumption in the U.S.’s younger generation, and took the time to tell us how it is to work with the sweet onion grower.

Betty Cantrell being crowned Miss America 2016

“Working with Shuman Produce is amazing,” Cantrell said enthusiastically. Before winning her national title, she was Miss Georgia and grew up eating the Vidalia onions Shuman is known for growing.

Cantrell’s main initiative in her duties as Miss America is promoting healthy eating and lifestyles for children through her platform Healthy Children, 'Strong America,' something she says coincides well with Shuman and its work with several initiatives that support health for youth.

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“Shuman Produce does a great job of promoting the same sort of message with Produce for Kids, and they’ve raised over $5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and charities such as that,” she said, adding that she is happy to promote the company’s message.

To see our full interview with Cantrell about her passion for the health of the next generation, and the role Vidalia onions play in that goal, watch the 45 second video above.

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