Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will promote the versatility and nutritional benefits of rice during a 60-second radio spot to air in central Arkansas. In the radio spot, Huckabee tells consumers about research showing rice eaters have healthier diets than non-rice eaters, the Dietary Guidelines recommendation to eat six servings of grains each day and how rice can be combined with other healthy foods.

The Arkansas Rice Council developed the commercial to create awareness about the importance of rice in Arkansas. Huckabee is well known nationally for his personal commitment to healthy eating.

The commercial will air once each Monday through Friday for 10 weeks beginning April 17 during the “All Request Drive at 5” hour on radio station B98.5, a soft rock station. The station has an audience of approximately 125,000 people.