Ian's Acquires Healthy Handfuls, Maker of Organic and Portable Snacks for Kids

Ian's, a leading manufacturer of all-natural and organic foods for kids, today announced that it has acquired products manufactured under the California-based Healthy Handfuls brand. Healthy Handfuls is a maker of animal-shaped USDA certified organic snack foods for kids on the go. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The addition of Healthy Handfuls snack boxes and pouches expands Ian's portfolio of all-natural and organic meal and snack offerings for families. As is the case with all of the products sold under the Ian's brand, Healthy Handfuls are also made with the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients and do not contain hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

"Ian's is thrilled to extend our successful product line with the acquisition of Healthy Handfuls," said Terence Dalton, COO and General Manager for Ian's. "The addition of Healthy Handfuls to the Ian's brand will allow Ian's to offer busy parents more organic and nutritious snack options that their kids will love."

"Since 2002, we have been committed to developing a portable snack that would be tasty, fun and nutritious," said Debbie Reynolds and Gwen Solberg, the co-founders and CEOs of Healthy Handfuls. "Healthy Handfuls has grown to be a convenient snack that fits in perfectly with kids' active schedules, and we're excited it will continue to do so with Ian's."

About Ian's
Ian's offers an extensive line of organic and all-natural, great-tasting, healthy foods for families on-the-go. Ian's creates and manufactures frozen entrees, fries, kids meals, breakfast foods, snacks and bread crumbs. Ian's also offers several food items designed with special dietary needs in mind. Today, Ian's is based in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is a certified carbon neutral company through the Canadian GHG Challenge Registry. Products are available nationwide at your local natural and organic retailer, and at the company's Web site, www.iansnaturalfoods.com.

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