According to Deloitte's annual report on fresh food, consistent demand for products that foster health and wellness may provide a ray of light for the industry to influence where and how they shop.
Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit providing under-resourced families with fresh produce and nutrition education, is pleased to announce it has received a $300,000 Empowering Health grant from UnitedHealthcare to expand its programming into San Antonio.
USDA has partnered with 42 states and territories across the country to provide summer food buying benefits to families with children. These states and territories will provide an estimated $12.5 billion in temporary nutrition benefits to approximately 32 million children.
When I was in grade school, every year someone would come from the fire department to talk to the class. It was always a nice break from the usual, and we all got plastic Junior Fire Marshal badges. I wore mine for a week or so thereafter. Of course the real goal was to teach us about fire safety.
The International Fresh Produce Association has ambitious plans for increasing fresh produce consumption.
Imagine leaving your doctor’s office with a little slip of paper saying, “Two pints of blueberries a day” written in the profession’s trademark scrawl.
Recently the International Fresh Produce Association submitted an 8-point plan of recommendations illustrating how fresh fruits and vegetables must be an integral part of the U.S. nutrition security blueprint to be unveiled at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with states and territories across the country, is working with urgency to provide food benefits for the summer months to eligible children.
The Biden Administration announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide nearly $1 billion in additional funding to schools to support the purchase of American-grown foods for their meal programs.
Creating retail partnerships, establishing permanent benefit amounts, allowing for earlier redemption by age, and increasing program awareness were the four recommendations put forth by International Fresh Produce Association Vice President of Nutrition & Health Mollie Van Lieu in recent comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Food and Nutrition Service as the agency sought feedback on how it can ensure participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program take full advantage of the cash value benefit (CVB) available to them.