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Back to School with Fruits and Veggies

July 26-30, 2021 | Virtual

United Fresh Start Foundation’s “Back to School with Fruits and Veggies” Discussion Series is a networking and education program that will connect produce suppliers with K-12 school foodservice menu planners to discuss innovative programs and new opportunities to increase children’s access to fresh produce at school and beyond.

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Programming includes daily online presentations and discussion groups with K-12 school foodservice menu planners and produce industry leaders.

Presentations and Discussion Sessions will Highlight:

  • Best practices for sourcing, serving, and promoting fresh fruits and vegetables to children at school
  • Innovations to address challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the new schoolyear
  • Produce supply chain insights for the months ahead
  • Opportunities for collaboration and understanding the unique needs of the school foodservice sector

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This virtual program continues the United Fresh Start Foundation’s commitment to support K-12 school nutrition operators with knowledge and connections to the produce industry, while also creating opportunities for fruit and vegetable suppliers to better understand, and engage with, this important large-volume foodservice customer that is serving current and future produce consumers.

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Registration includes access to all sessions, including the opportunity to ask questions and participate in breakout discussion groups with school foodservice operators and industry supplier colleagues.

Registration type Price Available To:
Individual – Produce Industry (member) $250.00 United Fresh and PMA Members (Produce Company & Industry Partner Registrations)
Individual – Produce Industry (non-member) $350.00 Non-Association Members (Produce Company & Industry Partner Registrants)
Individual – School Foodservice Free K-12 School Nutrition Professionals Foodservice Operators

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Sponsors

Sponsoring the “Back to School with Fruits and Veggies Discussion Series” positions you and your organization as a thought leader in the fresh produce industry.

Consider a sponsorship to show your support for advancing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables through K-12 school nutrition programs. Your support is creating opportunities for conversation and shared learning between produce suppliers and school decision-makers.

For more details, contact Andrew Marshall, Director of Foodservice and Foundation Partnerships, (202) 303-3407.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

School Foodservice Partner X-Change

School Foodservice Partner X-Change

The United Fresh Start Foundation has created a new opportunity for a limited number of produce companies and fresh meal solutions providers to connect 1-on-1 with K-12 school foodservice menu planners, during the week of August 2.

United Fresh will coordinate private virtual meetings between your company and our network of forward-thinking school nutrition professionals, providing an opportunity to highlight kid-friendly products and packaging, applicable for school foodservice customers.

For more information about how your company can participate, contact Andrew Marshall, Director of Foodservice and Foundation Partnerships, (202) 303-3407.