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Brighter Bites’ importance discussed

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, concluded its 2022-2023 programming season with high numbers as a result of support from key industry partners. Since fall 2022,... more »

IFPA opens registration for Washington advocacy conference

Registration for the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Washington advocacy conference has started. Hundreds of leaders from every segment of the produce and floral industry are expected to convene at the nation’s capitol to advocate... more »

Frey Farms’ Sarah Frey appointed to advise House Committee on Agriculture

Sarah Frey, founder and CEO of Illinois’ Frey Farms, has been appointed to serve as an Advisor to the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Frey will advise the U.S. House of Representatives’... more »

IFPA connects school districts, produce suppliers

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) coordinated a School Foodservice Partner X-Change in early May to connect produce companies with K-12 school menu planners from 15 of the largest U.S. school districts. The Partner X-Change... more »

Idaho potatoes added to diabetes meal program

The Idaho Potato Commission and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have announced a multi-year partnership making fresh Idaho potatoes the first vegetable to participate in the ADA’s Better Choices for Life program. The purpose of the... more »

Watermelon research is good news for consumers

Watermelon consumers tend to have higher overall diet quality than non-watermelon consumers, according to a recent study. The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) recently partnered with Nutrition Impact LLC on a research project to “determine... more »

N.J. celebrates school produce snack program

New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives presented Nicholas LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3 in Elizabeth with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program VIP Award recently. The award program highlights schools... more »

Brighter Bites expands in Washington, D.C.

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly to families, is expanding more within the Washington, D.C., area. The expansion is expected to affect more than 250 additional families in... more »

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