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Soybean Council donates onesies

For the 2015 holiday season, the North Dakota Soybean Council donated over 250 Babysoy Bodysuits (or onesies) to parents of newborn babies across the state. Donations of bodysuits were made to: Sanford Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Cente...

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SUbmitted J.R. Perleberg, Tanys Ulmer and their newborn, John Russell Perleberg, of Pingree, receive a Babysoy Bodysuit from the North Dakota Soybean Council Dec. 8 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

For the 2015 holiday season, the North Dakota Soybean Council donated over 250 Babysoy Bodysuits (or onesies) to parents of newborn babies across the state. Donations of bodysuits were made to: Sanford Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center, both Bismarck; Jamestown Regional Medical Center; Altru Health System, Grand Forks; and Sanford Medical Center and Essential Health, both Fargo.

"Jamestown Regional Medical Center is committed to exceeding expectations in the lives of those we serve. And by the North Dakota Soybean Council providing these adorable, soy onsies, NDSC is helping us do just that," said Lisa Jackson, foundation director at Jamestown Regional Medical Foundation. "We are thankful for NDSC’s thoughtful gifts that will be provided to parents as they welcome their babies into the world."

Made of Azlon from soybeans, or what is commonly referred to as "soybean protein fiber," these bodysuits are soft and earth friendly. Soybean protein fiber is a sustainable and botanical textile fiber made from renewable and biodegradable natural resources - the leftover soybean pulp from tofu and soymilk production.

Soybean fiber is a soft, light, and smooth protein fiber. It is smoother than cashmere and has the same moisture absorption as cotton but with a better moisture transmission, making it more comfortable on the skin. It is hydroscopic, air pervious, soft, smooth, dry and has warmth retention that’s comparable to wool.

"The North Dakota Soybean Council was delighted and proud to donate Babysoy Bodysuits to babies born this holiday season," said Joe Morken, Casselton, NDSC board director. "It was the perfect opportunity for NDSC to spread holiday cheer and a fun way to share one of the many uses of soy with newborns and their families."

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North Dakota soybean farmers across the state are represented on the North Dakota Soybean Council Board, which oversees a grassroots promotion, research and marketing program funded by soybean checkoff dollars. The council’s mission is to effectively invest and leverage North Dakota soy checkoff resources.

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