Here is the press release:
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Natalie Coughlin, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion swimmer, is the new California Dried Plum Board spokesperson.
In her role as spokesperson, Coughlin, an advocate of healthy eating and lifestyle choices, has created new recipes featuring California Dried Plums. Considered to be one of the world`s best athletes, she also possesses a passion for cooking and has participated in a series of cooking and other promotional videos for the California Dried Plum Board.
"California Dried Plums are one of my favorite healthy snacks. I sometimes nibble on them like candy and I recommend dried plums to my family, friends, teammates and coaches," says Coughlin. "They`re also a versatile flavor accent that can enhance both sweet and savory dishes."
"Natalie is a passionate foodie with an enthusiasm for healthy cooking and eating. We were thrilled to learn that she loves California Dried Plums and appreciates their many benefits as a super-fruit and nutrient-dense powerhouse," says Rich Peterson, executive director of the CDPB.
About Natalie Coughlin
Coughlin, who is represented by Octagon, is the most decorated female athlete of both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Coughlin has won a medal in every single Olympic event that she has ever entered, for a total of 11 Olympic medals.
In 2008, she became the first American female athlete to win six medals in one Olympiad, in addition to becoming the first woman to win consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the 100m backstroke. She is also the most decorated female swimmer in World Championship history, with 16 medals.
Coughlin, who is currently a cast member of season nine of ABC`s Dancing with the Stars, is active in social media through Facebook and Twitter that can be accessed through her web site, www.nataliecoughlin.com. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Coughlin attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a BA in psychology in 2005.