Growing Up Fresh

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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Growing Up Fresh Newsletter

Growing Up Fresh was the monthly e-newsletter from the United Fresh Start Foundation, featuring stories about the impact of the Foundation.

Articles from Our Archives:

January 2019

United Fresh Unveils New Membership Opportunity for K-12 School Foodservice

Growing Produce and Cultivating a Community

Shared Passion Fuels Industry Collaboration

December 2018

Giving Back to the School District that Served Him

Amy Simeri McClellan on Why Martin’s Super Markets Supports a Foundation Grantee

Ron Carkoski: A Leader in the Board Room and the School Lunchroom


November 2018

FreshStart 2019 Keynote Speaker is Changing the School Food Narrative

Small Actions Yield Big Results for Kids

Q&A with Tony Mitchell from the FreshStart 2019 Advisory Committee


October 2018

Serving 214,000 Children Each Day and Doing Salad Bars Her Way

A Decade of Dance at Ailey Camp

Helping Kids As A Value Proposition


September 2018

How We Launched a Salad Bars Movement

Growing Up Growing Produce at the Alfond Youth Center

Growing Healthy Kids – and Healthy Talent


August 2018

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Threatened

The Value of Fresh for Homeless Kids

The “Largest Restaurant in Town” at United Fresh 2018


July 2018

Connecting the produce industry and foodservice

Trying fresh for the first time

Raina Nelson embarks on her fifth Tour de Fresh ride this month


June 2018

Bringing “the freshest” to NYC kids

“Mom, I’m excited we can eat dinner”

“Doubling up” produce incentives in stores


May 2018

Salad bar increases lunch participation

From five to sixty-five percent fresh

“Nothing is off limits”: Learnings from the School Foodservice Forum


April 2018

DNO Produce visits a Cincinnati school

“Fun Fruit Fridays” get kids through the weekend

Potatoes USA uses social media to help kids


March 2018

Farm videos help increase salad bar success

Foundation funds healthy produce for Healthy Neighborhoods

Topper shows how business can support foundation’s mission