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United Fresh Start Foundation Provides Grants to Ten More Communities

Oct 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2017) – The United Fresh Start Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of recipients of its Community Grants Program. The Program advances the Foundation’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. It extends the Foundation’s work beyond the school day, focusing on increasing access after school, […]

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Salad Bars Provided to Over 5,000 Schools

Oct 11, 2017

Salad Bars Provided to Over 5,000 Schools, Thanks to Multi-Year Campaign Co-Founded by United Fresh Start Foundation Event Celebrates Milestone Achievement and School Food Leaders   In just seven years, Salad Bars to Schools, a public private partnership founded by United Fresh Start Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Chef Ann Foundation and the National Fruit and […]

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United Fresh Appoints Kate Olender As Sr Director of Health and Wellness

Aug 16, 2017

United Fresh Produce Association announces the hiring of Kate Olender, MS, MPH, as Senior Director of Health and Wellness, a new position created to provide leadership to nutrition and health programs within the United Fresh Start Foundation and support the Association’s business programs related to health and wellness. Olender will provide strategic direction implementing the […]

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T&G Global and United Fresh Start Foundation Donate Salad Bar to Boston-area School

Jul 13, 2017

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” is a lifestyle approach that Brooke High School students are taking seriously, especially when it comes to food options available at school. Before summer break, students in the Cooking Club at Brooke submitted a request to school administration to provide a salad bar in […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation Announces Community Grant Recipients

Jun 20, 2017

United Fresh Start Foundation Announces Recipients of 2017 Inaugural Community Grants Program Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce Washington, DC (June 20, 2017) – Last week, at the United Fresh Convention in Chicago, the United Fresh Start Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural Community Grants Program. The Foundation established […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation to Host 2017 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament

May 17, 2017

On Monday, August 28, the United Fresh Start Foundation will once again host the 2017 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament at the Oasis Golf Club near Cincinnati, Ohio. For the fourth consecutive year, the tournament will benefit the United Fresh Start Foundation’s programs and activities to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables, including […]

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National Mango Board and Del Monte Fresh Produce Bring Fresh-Cut Mango to 80,000 Chicago Public School Students

Apr 25, 2017

80,000 Students in the Chicago Public Schools Sample Fresh-cut Mango, Thanks to the National Mango Board and Del Monte Fresh Produce  Produce Partners team-up to provide fruit samples, and mango-themed education materials to students, as part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program CHICAGO, IL— April 25, 2017—The National Mango Board has teamed up with […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation to Connect Produce Industry with K-12 School Foodservice Buyers at 2017 Convention

Apr 25, 2017

The United Fresh Start Foundation will continue its engagement with leading K-12 school foodservice buyers by hosting a 2-day networking and education program in Chicago, June 14-15, during the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 convention. This annual foundation program, the Produce Forum for School Success, connects the produce industry with influential K-12 school foodservice directors […]

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