Bee Sweet Citrus' Monique Bienvenue Discusses Fighting the Flu with Citrus and Social Sustainability
FOWLER, CA - Bee Sweet Citrus is fighting this year’s terrible flu season on two fronts: by supporting the health of its employees and by bringing vitamin C-packed citrus to its consumers. I spoke with Monique Bienvenue, Director of Communications, about the origins of the company’s social sustainability initiative and how Bee Sweet can help consumers battle the common cold.
“Last year, Bee Sweet Citrus established a partnership with United Health Centers to provide its employees with basic health, dental, and nutritional services,” Monique said. “If an employee isn’t feeling well, they have the option of visiting one of the 15 local UHC clinics in the surrounding area, and can even schedule an annual eye exam if need be.”
Through its partnership with United Health Centers, nutritionists and health practitioners often visit Bee Sweet’s packing facility to discuss meal planning and administer basic health services, like checking one’s blood pressure. The benefits provided through this partnership aren’t just limited to employees either; spouses and dependents can take advantage of these benefits as well.
In addition to the care provided by United Health Centers, Bee Sweet also offers its employees a variety of healthcare plans and access to a 401K retirement plan and other savings plans.
“Bee Sweet Citrus works hard to make sure its employees know they are family,” said Monique. “Their hard work is vital to the success of our company, and we want to make sure they have access to services that benefit the health and well-being of them and their families.”
Beyond the doors of its packing facility, Bee Sweet also spreads health and happiness with vitamin C-packed citrus fruit.
“Citrus fruits are versatile: you can throw them in smoothies, use them in parfaits, put them in salads or eat them as they are,” Monique explained. “With our domestic season in full swing, consumers currently have access to several different citrus varieties—each one providing amazing health benefits and unique flavors.”
Not only does Bee Sweet offer natural remedies for the common cold, but it’s doing so in a way that appeals to foodies, families, and the everyday health enthusiast.
“Consumers want access to healthy, delicious meals that don’t take long to make,” explained Monique. “Through our #EatMoreCitrus campaign, consumers can look to our website and social media platforms for healthy recipes, nutritional content, and variety-specific information.”
Bee Sweet’s #EatMoreCitrus campaign aims to inform consumers about the nutritional benefits of citrus varieties, as well as the characteristics that make each variety unique. More information can be found on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts.
To follow the industry’s efforts to support the health and well-being of both its employees and consumers, keep reading AndNowUKnow.