Growing Up Fresh

The United Fresh Start Foundation is focused on one core mission — to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Trying Fresh for the First Time

Jul 13, 2018

By: Kate Olender, Senior Director of Health and Wellness, United Fresh Produce Association Eleven-year old Aniana had never tasted a blueberry until she tried one in Kids Cuisine. She had also never tried watermelon. It turns out she likes the taste of both! For Aniana, it’s an added bonus that that eating fruit helps keep […]

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Connecting the Produce Industry and Foodservice

Jul 13, 2018

By: Kate Olender, Senior Director of Health and Wellness, United Fresh Produce Association During the United Fresh Show in Chicago last month, the United Fresh Start Foundation hosted the School Foodservice Forum. The annual event facilitates connections between school foodservice professionals and the fresh produce industry to provide more fresh produce to more children. To […]

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Raina Nelson Embarks on Her Fifth Tour de Fresh Ride This Month

Jul 12, 2018

By: Ben Massoud, Communications Manager, United Fresh Produce Association Raina Nelson never envisioned she would be cycling nearly 300 miles over the span of just four days. On July 23-26, she will accomplish that feat for the fifth year in a row, when she joins nearly 50 other produce industry cyclists in the Tour De […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation Launches Fundraising Campaign

Jun 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2018) – This week, the United Fresh Start Foundation announced the launch of a three-year fundraising campaign that aims to secure $5 million in commitments to support the foundation’s mission of increasing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The new campaign was announced by United Fresh Chairman of the Board […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation Awards $50,000 Through 2018 Community Grants Program

Jun 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2018) – The United Fresh Start Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty recipients of its 2018 Community Grants Program. Now in its second year, the Community Grants Program advances the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The program extends the Foundation’s work beyond the school […]

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Topper Shows How Business Can Support Foundation’s Mission

Mar 09, 2018
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FARM VIDEOS HELP INCREASE SALAD BAR SUCCESS

Mar 09, 2018
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Foundation Funds Healthy Produce for Healthy Neighborhoods

Mar 09, 2018
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Now Accepting Applications For Community Grants Program

Feb 28, 2018
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United Fresh Start Foundation Provides Grants To Additional 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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