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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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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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United Fresh Start Foundation Awards $53,000 Through 2020 Community Innovation Grants Program

Jan 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2020) – United Fresh Start Foundation is pleased to announce the eight recipients of its 2020 Community Innovation Grants Program. 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 […]

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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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Tour de Fresh 2019 Highlights: Final Numbers, Industry Impact, And More

Oct 17, 2019

Article from ANUK ANAHEIM, CA – If you were setting up your Fresh Summit booth yesterday and heard a lot of screaming and cheering, it is because colleagues of our industry were breaking through the finish line outside of the Anaheim Convention Center. Depending on the rider and what course they took, this meant anywhere from 275 […]

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Tour de Fresh 2019 Finishes Day Two; Sponsorships Continue to Expand the Program’s Reach

Oct 16, 2019

Article from ANUK SOLVANG, CA – Day two started before the crack of dawn as riders loaded up their bags and their bikes to get back in the saddle. No easy feat after finishing nearly 100 miles in said saddle less than 24 hours before. But sitting at breakfast watching everyone exchange stories about soreness, as well as […]

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Tour de Fresh 2019 Beats Previous Year in Record Time

Oct 15, 2019

Article from ANUK CAMBRIA, CA – While many may have fantasized about the snazziest sports car they would drive down California’s Pacific Highway, more than 40 industry members are peddling the legendary road as they work to raise money to put salad bars in schools. Members from across the industry came together to kick off the […]

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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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