The Apple A Day Society (AADS)

This excerpt is from the book entitled 40 Strange Groups. Little is known about these organisations, hence the shortness of the book and the low price of less than a dollar. But, if you twisted my arm, I would admit that I’d make them up.


The Apple a Day Society distributes apples to the food banks in the USA and ensures that every family receives at least one apple per member of that family per day.  The society believes apples are the healthiest fruit for children to eat when they are growing up as they provide “so much goodness in so few bites”.


AADS was founded in Philadelphia in 1910 by four women who were members of the group “Daughters of the American Revolution”. They realised that nutrition in young children was important for future health and resolved to help by growing apple trees in their orchards.


As Cassandra Morgenstern, chair of the Philadelphia branch, says: “You know, in Merrie Olde England, there’s an old saying – an apple a day keeps the doctor away and they weren’t referring to throwing the apple at the doctor! There are so many nutrients in apple, so many vitamins, and fibre too – it’s the perfect package. And it’s the best thing to make apple pie with of course.”

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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