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Urban School Food Alliance’s Katie Wilson To Keynote 2020 FreshStart Conference

Oct 07, 2019

As Executive Director of the Urban School Food Alliance, Katie Wilson leads a collaboration of foodservice directors from 10 of the largest school districts in the United States in their quest to provide healthy foods to kids. Joining the United Fresh Start Foundation’s FreshStart Conference in January 2020 as keynote speaker, Katie will share insights […]

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Community Innovation Grants Program Application Period Now Open

Oct 01, 2019

Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2019) – The United Fresh Start Foundation’s 2020 Community Innovation Grants Program application period is now open. The program funds initiatives that aim to increase children’s access, selection, and consumption of fresh produce whether at home, on weekends, during the summer, while out to eat, or outside the traditional school day. The […]

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Talking Taters at Fairfax School Salad Bar Celebration

Nov 08, 2018

Falls Church, VA (November 8, 2018) – Today, the National Potato Council and United Fresh Start Foundation joined students, teachers and school administrators at Lemon Road Elementary School in Falls Church, VA for a “Celebration of Potatoes” lunchtime event. Kindergarten students learned how and where potatoes are grown, about different varieties, as well as potato […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation Names FreshStart 2019 Advisory Committee

Oct 24, 2018

The United Fresh Start Foundation has named members of the newly formed FreshStart 2019 Advisory Committee. These industry leaders will work with the Foundation staff to ensure the success of FreshStart 2019, the Foundation’s annual event bringing together attendees from across the industry to work together to increase children’s access to fresh produce, taking place […]

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United Fresh Start Foundation Hosts FreshStart 2019

Sep 18, 2018

FreshStart 2019, the United Fresh Start Foundation’s annual conference, golf tournament and gala dinner bringing the industry together to increase kids’ access to fresh produce, will once again feature a silent and live auction benefitting the foundation and a half-day education program focused on how the fresh produce industry increases children’s access to fresh fruits […]

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Produce Industry Raises $100K For Kids

Jan 23, 2018
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Interview with United Board of Trustees Chairman Phil Muir

Dec 13, 2017
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United Fresh Winter Meeting to Transition to Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference

Oct 30, 2017
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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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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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