This excerpt is from the book entitled 40 Strange Groups available here on Amazon
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.”