California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Central Valley District to Celebrate National Registered Dietitian Day with ‘Fear No Fruit’

The Frieda Caplan documentary is set to inspire dietetic professionals

Los Alamitos, CA (March 2017) – The Central Valley District of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) will host a screening of “Fear No Fruit,” the Frieda Caplan documentary, on Wednesday, March 8, in Fresno, California, to celebrate National Registered Dietitian Day and to raise funds for the Helena Kennedy Scholarship. The screening begins at 5 p.m. at Bitwise Industries.

Fear No Fruit” chronicles the life of Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, the first woman entrepreneur on the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s.

“Frieda’s determination gave Americans the opportunity to try fresh new produce by making exotic fruits and vegetables more accessible. And that makes our job advocating for more fruit and vegetable consumption easier,” said Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD, CFPM, president of the Central Valley District CAND. “We’re excited to share Frieda’s story to help inspire others to follow their hearts and achieve their goals.”

“Dietitians face challenges similar to Frieda—encouraging people to try new foods and eat healthier,” said Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, president of the California Academy. “‘Fear No Fruit’ is an inspiring, must-see film for dietetic students and professionals!”

The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Central Valley District, represents registered dietitians in various job functions throughout Central California with the goal of optimizing health through food and nutrition. The Helena Kennedy Scholarship is established to honor the late Ms. Kennedy for her passion for nutrition and commitment to the community. The scholarship will be awarded to a California State University, Fresno, dietetic student.

Tickets are $10 and include dinner. Because seating is limited, advanced reservations and ticket purchase are required.

“Fear No Fruit” is available on DVD and digital streaming platforms (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video). The film is also available for group and educational screenings by contacting Kino Lorber EDU.

About Frieda’s Inc.

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has been inspiring new food experiences for friends, families, and food lovers everywhere since 1962. From kiwifruit to dragon fruit and from Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes to habanero peppers, Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 unique fruits and vegetables to the U.S. marketplace. Founded by produce industry trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in Orange County, California. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce, and Inspire. Taste. Love.