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July 3, 2015

Fall 2015 Supermarket Tour Training Grant Recipients
Are You Tracking to be a Champion or Role Model?
Celebrate Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month in September
2016 Annual Conference – Save the Date!
July Social Media Posts
Thank You! New and Returning Donors



Fall 2015 Supermarket Tour Training Grant Recipients


In continuation of Produce for Better Health Foundation’s long-standing support of supermarkets, coupled with the close work PBH has done with supermarket dietitians over the last several years, PBH is pleased to announce 10 new Supermarket Tour Training Grant recipients for the collegiate fall 2015 semester.  The grant funding is used to encourage enhanced collaboration between supermarkets and university nutrition and dietetic programs with a specific emphasis on training nutrition and dietetic students to deliver grocery store tours about fruit and vegetables. 



These schools and their partnering grocers include:

  • Drexel University, Fresh Grocer
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville, Ingles Markets
  • Morrison/Chartwells Dietetic Internship Program, multiple grocers nationwide
  • North Dakota State University, Family Fare and Hornbacher's
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Homeland Stores
  • University of Cincinnati, Kroger
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Mariano's
  • University of North Florida, Earth Fare and Native Sun Natural Foods Market
  • University of Pittsburgh, Giant Eagle
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Winn Dixie and Kroger


With the addition of these 10 grantees to the 11 previously awarded grantees, there will be more than 400 nutrition/dietetic students trained to conduct store tours.  Additionally, more than 4000 consumers will have participated in the store tours: half as fellow college students and half as members of the community.


The 2016 Request for Proposal was also recently released. This funding period will begin January 1 and August 1 to coincide with the collegiate fall and spring semesters. Grants again will be limited to no more than $5,000 per internship program per semester. The submission deadline for the spring 2016 semester is September 30, 2015, and April 29, 2016 for the fall 2016 semester. PBH is offering a minimum of $50,000 in total grant funding annually, split between the fall and spring semesters.


Are You Tracking to be a Champion or Role Model?


Each year Produce for Better Health Foundation recognizes organizations within the fruit and vegetable industry that help to increase fruit and vegetable consumption - a significant step toward improving the health of America - and support PBH and the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters national health campaign.


To be recognized for your efforts, view our Industry or Retail Role Model and Champion Criteria, and send your information to by December 31, 2015. All Champions and Role Models will be recognized during our 2016 annual conference, April 4-6, in Scottsdale, AZ. See our 2014 Role Models and Champions.


Please contact to find out more about this recognition program and how you can participate. We look forward to hearing from you!


Celebrate Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month in September


This September, PBH is celebrating Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month with a ‘Grab N’ Go’ theme focused on quick and easy ways to include more fruits and veggies in daily meals and snacks.  A graphic, one for electronic posting and one for print, and sample social media posts and tips are now available on the site. 


You can also celebrate Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month by:


  • Linking to from your website and join the 3,000+ sites that already benefit from our fruit and vegetable consumer information portal.
  • Informing others that September is Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month and encouraging them to eat just one more fruit or vegetable.
  • Encouraging others to try a new fruit and vegetable.  Selection, storage, and preparation tips for more than 100 fruits and vegetables can be found on PBH’s consumer website.
  • Championing a fruit and vegetable challenge in your workplace to see who can eat the most during September.
  • Visiting the PBH Foundation website to sign-up to receive updates.


Make plans now to join in the celebration as your support counts towards your organization potentially being recognized as a Champion or Role Model for 2015!


Supermarket RD of the Year Nominations


Each year Produce for Better Health Foundation recognizes supermarket dietitians for work in their stores and communities that help increase fruit and vegetable consumption - a significant step toward improving the health of America.


View our criteria and application and nominate a supermarket dietitian today!  Applications must be submitted to by January 5, 2016. A complimentary registration will be provided to PBH's Annual Conference in Arizona, where awards will be presented. 


2016 Annual Conference – Save the Date!


Mark your calendars for PBH’s 2016 Annual Conference: The Consumer Connection scheduled for April 4-6 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.  This 5-star hotel, nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, is an intimate oasis inspired by the exotic locale of Spain’s Andalusia region.  Reminiscent of a picturesque Andalusian village, the resort features arching entryways, tranquil fountains and floral walkways.  


PBH's daily room rate during the conference, $250, is almost 50% off the regular room rate of $459 plus no resort fees and complimentary Wi-Fi in every guestroom! If you haven't yet attended a PBH Annual Conference, 2016 is the PERFECT time to do so! Registration opens Monday, August 3, 2015.


July Social Media Posts


Summer is upon us! The sunshine, vacations, and the smell of BBQ in the air is what we’ve been waiting for! Though at times the heat may be intense, cool your fans off with our social media posts!


Thank You! New and Returning Donors


Donor Recognition: Your Support Matters!

PBH is pleased to recognize the following companies who have contributed their support of the Foundation from May 27, 2015 through June 24, 2015. Your generous contributions help support PBH's many activities to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. To find out how you can support PBH, and grow your business in the process, contact the PBH Development Department.



Returning Trustees ($10,000+ Annual Contribution):

Grimmway Farms
The Morning Star Company
PepsiCo Foodservice
The Wonderful Company


Returning Donors:

Bi-Lo, Inc.
California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board
Datepac, LLC
F.C. Bloxom Company
Fruit Growers Marketing Association
Great Lakes International Trading, Inc.
GreenGate Fresh, LLLP
Idaho Potato Commission
Indianapolis Fruit Company, Inc.
Little Farm Frozen Foods, Inc.
Michigan Celery Promotion Cooperative, Inc.
National Produce Consultants, Inc.
North Bay Produce, Inc.
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Rigby Produce, Inc.
Rocky Produce, Inc.
Spokane Produce, Inc.
Stater Brothers Markets
Steinbeck Country Produce, Inc.
To-Jo Mushrooms, Inc.
Valley Fig Growers
Waverly Plastics Company, Inc.
Weis Markets, Inc.


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