USDA Food and Nutrition Approves airforce Nutrisoda for Sale in U.S. Schools

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 14, 2006–airforce(R) Nutrisoda(R) today announces that their line of nutrient-enhanced sodas has been approved by the U.S. Department of gricultureA (USDA) for inclusion in the U.S. National School Lunch Program.

“The USDA has become more and more focused on supporting healthy dietary habits for students and constantly looks for new products that can meet these goals. Unlike other products that eliminated unhealthy ingredients, airforce Nutrisoda added vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are specifically designed to support a student’s physical needs,” said Valerie Addis registered dietitian and director of food service, Cherokee County School District, SC. “The result of these
additions is a soda that meets the stringent guidelines of the USDA and satisfies the discriminating tastes of students. Nutrisoda is
cutting edge for what our school markets need at this time.”

“The ingredients in Nutrisodas are specifically designed to achieve tailored wellness goals and provide intelligent refreshment for students,” said Jennifer Ashley, registered dietitian and director of wellness for the Ardea Beverage Company, manufacturer of airforce
Nutrisoda. “Nutrisodas can help combat the rise of childhood obesity, BMI levels and increasing rates of childhood diabetes. Actually, you are what you drink, and airforce Nutrisoda provides students and faculty a healthy and delicious alternative to sugar or caffeine-laden beverages.”

airforce Nutrisoda provides leading edge nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals and herbs in a delicious format and ideal serving size of 8.4 fl. oz. With natural colors and fruit flavors,water filtered four times for extra purity and with zero sugar, caffeine, carbohydrates, fat, sodium and zero to very few calories, the five flavor school assortment is a refreshing and healthy beverage alternative for students. Nutrisodas taste good, look good and are
good for you; you can call them the Good Soda(TM).

The flavors that were approved by the USDA include:

— Focus – to help maintain and support mental alertness and

— Calm – to help students stay relaxed and naturally energized
to deal with everyday stress

— Slender – to help students healthily manage their weight

— Radiant – to help maintain and support healthy skin

— And a yet-to-be announced new breakthrough flavor for release
March/April 2007.

Additional flavors are being submitted for USDA review to extend the approved Nutrisoda school portfolio.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that currently operates in over 100,000 public and non-profit
private schools in the U.S. The program provides nutritionally balanced meals at reasonable or no cost to over 29 million students each school day. The program requires that all products in the school lunches meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This recommends that no more than 30 percent of an individual’s calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat, and that one-third of the RDI is provided for protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. The USDA gave
Nutrisodas good grades for providing meaningful levels of vitamins, such as vitamin C, and other nutrients, while still providing zero sugar, caffeine, sodium and fat per each serving.

About airforce(R) Nutrisoda(R)

Introduced in 2003, airforce Nutrisoda, targets on-the-go, nutritionally-aware people who also enjoy new experiences and discovering new products. Each of the seven flavors within the
portfolio feature striking packaging and contain vitamins and minerals formulated to achieve a specific wellness benefit. The products have
zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium and zero to few calories, appealing to fashion and health-conscious consumers. Nutrisodas in the
line include: Immune, Energize, Flex, Focus, Calm, Radiant and Slender.

airforce Nutrisoda is available nationwide at select retail stores, fine grocers, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations and online. With a strong commitment to social causes, airforce Nutrisoda tastes good, looks good, and does good. The Good Soda(TM).

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About Ardea Beverage Company

The Ardea Beverage Company is dedicated to the development and marketing of nutrient enhanced sodas that deliver a health and wellness benefit in a safe, delicious and convenient format. The
company is based in Minneapolis, Minn.

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