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.
By: Mollie Van Lieu, Senior Director, Nutrition Policy, United Fresh Produce Association As September looms over students’ heads (how is it August already?), so does the deadline for Congress to reauthorize the Farm Bill. While the massive bill garners attention mostly for its agricultural support and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), it also includes […]
By: Kate Olender, Senior Director, Health and Wellness, United Fresh Produce Association “Fresh produce is part of self-care that many runaway and homeless youth have never experienced,” says Christina McGovern, Director of Development & Marketing at Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County in South Bend, Indiana. “We prioritize fresh fruits and vegetables because it shows […]
Our vision is that all schools provide easily accessible, high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables during breakfast, lunch, snacks, and school-based events every day. Learn more about our efforts.
Our vision is that all afterschool, weekend, and summer programs where kids gather or are collectively served food provide fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more about our efforts.
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Our vision is to build collaboration of United Fresh Produce Association members with schools and community organizations serving children food. Learn more about our efforts.