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Mar 27, 2020

United Fresh members across the country have come up with creative and innovative solutions to ensure kids and their families have access to fresh produce despite the disruptions felt along the supply chain due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fresh Insights for Foodservice Fall 2019 “The Kids’ Menu” Issue Now Available

Nov 04, 2019

Produce Alliance, a company specializing in providing fresh produce procurement and distribution services to food service clients, is now the sponsor of United Fresh’s quarterly foodservice publication, Fresh Insights for Foodservice. Starting with the Fall 2019 issue, released today, the report is focused on children’s menus. “The Kids’ Menu Issue,” looks closely at produce items […]

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Y-Pulse® Leader to Address Kids Eating Trends at FreshStart Conference

Nov 01, 2019

Sharon Olson, Co-founder and Executive Director of Y-Pulse®, a food-focused youth marketing research firm dedicated to young consumer eating habits and trends, will present during the 2020 FreshStart Conference’s education workshops taking place Wednesday, January 15. Olson will provide insight into the minds of kids, and the strategies of the foodservice professionals who feed them, […]

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United Fresh To Honor Emanuel Lazopoulos with Lifetime Achievement Award at FreshStart Conference

Oct 28, 2019

United Fresh Produce Association will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Emanuel Lazopoulos, former Senior Vice President of Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc., at the 2020 FreshStart Conference’s Gala Dinner, Wednesday, January 15, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ. “Emanuel has been the consummate professional role model in the produce industry, not […]

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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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