The United Fresh Start Foundation is focused on one core mission — to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We believe every child should grow up with access to fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables to ensure a stronger, healthier future.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
Public-Private Partnership Helps Launch Salad Bars in Fort Worth Schools Mayors Join with Produce Industry Partners to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce Fort Worth, TX – On Wednesday March 22, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and City of Benbrook Mayor Dr. Jerry Dittrich, joined representatives from the Fort Worth Independent School District, local produce […]
United Fresh Start Foundation Now Accepting Applications For New Community Grants Program Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Access to Fresh Produce WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2017) – The United Fresh Start Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program, established to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to […]
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Each day in America, more than 30 million children eat meals in schools. That adds up to more than 2.2 billion breakfasts and over 5 billion lunches served each year! Our foundation is helping students across the nation gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables in schools in a number of creative ways. SALAD BARS […]