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Produce consumption: mind the gap

- Analysis
Without going into detail, I would say that study’s analysis of daily fruit and vegetable consumption among Americans fits well with other facts and figures I have seen.

Today’s U.S.: Obesity replaces smoking

- Analysis
The rate of people who either smoked or were obese or both in 1965 was 55 percent. The percentage of people who either smoked or obese or both at present is 57 percent.

More consumers use Snap2Save’s healthy food incentives

- General News
In the first quarter of 2022, healthy food incentive program redemptions, supported by Snap2Save's technology, exceeded $100,000, and total redemptions since program inception have now passed $400,000.

IFPA VP to emcee Food as Medicine Summit

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Vice President of Nutrition & Health, Mollie Van Lieu, has been announced as the emcee for the Food as Medicine Summit in Chicago from May 25-26.

PBH, IFPA support White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health

- General News
The Produce for Better Health Foundation applauds today’s announcement that the White House has scheduled a conference on hunger, nutrition and health for September 2022, which is, coincidentally, National Fruits & Veggies Month.

A dive into the food swamp

- Analysis
A study at the University of Minnesota is looking at a disadvantaged section of north Minneapolis to see why fast-food restaurants have proliferated there. 

Health-conscious brands unite for Mission for Nutrition 2022

- General News
During the month of March, Healthy Family Project aligned with health-conscious brands and more than 400 retail dietitians at 52 retailers as well as school nutrition directors in more than 100 schools for this year’s annual Mission for Nutrition.

Irresponsible ‘Dirty Dozen’ invokes fear when people should be eating more fruits and vegetables

- Analysis
It's that time again. The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list, at a time when inaccurate food fearmongering is more irrelevant than ever.

Study shows green vegetables help prevent, fight COVID-19

- General News
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report evidence from lab experiments that a chemical derived from a compound found abundantly in broccoli and other cruciferous plants may offer a potentially new and potent weapon against the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common cold.

Walmart Foundation gives $1.5MM grant to Brighter Bites

- General News
Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit providing under-resourced families with fresh produce and nutrition education, received a $1.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to expand programming in communities throughout the country.