Armed with super powers and a knack for making smart choices, the world’s newest comic book hero is traveling from Florida to schools across the country to help teach children about nutrition.

The Florida Department of Citrus, together with Marvel Custom Solutions, recently unveiled a redesigned Captain Citrus. Transformed from a life-sized orange into a young man mysteriously powered by the sun, the newly imagined Captain Citrus is a sculpted hero clad in a muscle-skimming citrus-hued suit.

Appearing alongside Marvel’s popular Avengers Assemble characters in a series of custom comic books, Captain Citrus battles villains while helping to convey the values of the Florida citrus industry and the importance of making smart choices about nutrition.

The FDOC’s partnership with Marvel includes a print comic book distributed free to one million children in schools across the country this fall. An educational teacher’s guide, providing a lesson plan aligned with best practices teaching guidelines, will accompany them.

Two additional digital chapters of the Captain Citrus story were released in 2015 with plans to continue to provide additional resources in the future.

Visit www.CaptainCitrus.com for more information.

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