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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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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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Public-Private Partnership Helps Launch Salad Bars in Fort Worth Schools

Mar 24, 2017

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 […]

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