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September 5, 2016

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month in Full Swing!
PBH Webinars
Use of the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Logo
Fall 2016 Supermarket Tour Training Grant Recipients
2017 Annual Conference – Registration Now Open!
September Social Media Posts
Thank You! New and Returning Donors



Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month in Full Swing!


It's Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month and Produce for Better Health Foundation is celebrating 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 and customizable sample social media posts and tips can be downloaded for free from the site. 


A new and fun addition this year is a fruit and vegetable photo campaign.  Throughout the month of September, PBH will encourage Facebook and Instagram users to take a picture and share how and where they eat fruit and veggies on the go.  To kick-off the campaign, we've created several examples (eating an apple while sitting on a park bench, etc.) that you can post on your social media channels to help spread the word.  Don't forget to use the hashtag, #GrabNGo on your social media channels.


Also, helping to promote September as Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month is one of the criteria to be recognized as a Role Model for 2016!  Contact Kristen Stevens, for additional information or questions. 


No time for ‘Grab N' Go' plans? No worries as you can celebrate Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month very easily 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.


PBH Webinars


Did you know that PBH offers free webinars on various topics for dietitians and other health professionals who work with consumers to improve diets by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption?  Topics are generally applicable to dietitians who work in extension offices, WIC clinics, supermarkets, or conduct any form of nutrition education or individual counseling.


Past webinars, and the accompanying presentation, are archived on the PBH Foundation website, and can be viewed when convenient.  Titles of some past webinars include:


  • Enjoying the Goodness of Canned Pumpkin All Year Round
  • 2015 State of the Plate: An Overview of Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Trends
  • Understanding Food Risks
  • The Whole Truth About 100% Fruit Juice
  • Pesticide Residues: What to Communicate to Consumers
  • Building a Better Breakfast with High-Quality Protein and Produce
  • California Raisins: Small Fruit, Mighty Nutrition


PBH's upcoming featured webinars are scheduled for September 15, 2016 at 2:00pm and October 5, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT.  The September webinar title is What Do We Know About 100% Juice: The Dietary Guidelines and Beyond.  The October webinar title is Hummus & Health: Exploring the Role of Hummus to Boost Vegetable and Bean Intake.  If you are interested in sponsoring a webinar in 2016, contact PBH's Development Team to learn more.


Use of the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Logo


Did you know that one of the greatest benefits of your annual support of PBH is use of the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters logo?  According to the 2015 survey of moms who recognize the logo, 53% say they are more likely to purchase a product carrying the logo on pack.  If you've already signed the license agreement, all you need to do is email a mock-up of the label for approval to Kristen Stevens, – it's that EASY!  Contact Kristen as well if you would like to become a licensee.  And remember – approved use of the logo helps to qualify your organization as a Champion or Role Model for 2016!


Fall 2016 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 9 new Supermarket Tour Training Grant recipients for the collegiate fall 2016 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:

  • Cedar Crest College, Weis Markets
  • Georgia State University, Kroger
  • Nicholls State University, Rouses Supermarkets
  • Oregon State University, WinCo Foods
  • Texas A&M, Kroger
  • Texas A&M Kingsville, HEB
  • University of Delaware, ShopRite
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Food Lion
  • West Chester University, ShopRite


With the addition of these 9 grantees a total of 38 nutrition/dietetic programs and more than 800 nutrition/dietetic students have been trained to conduct store tours since the inception of the program in fall of 2014.  In addition, about half of the programs have continued the store tour training in subsequent semesters.  They have collectively given tours to nearly 6,000 consumers, more than half of whom are fellow college students.


Grants again will be limited to no more than $5,000 per internship program per semester. The submission deadline for the spring 2017 semester is September 30, 2016.  Encourage your local university nutrition and dietetic program to contact PBH directly at for more information.


2017 Annual Conference – Registration Now Open!


PBH's 2017 Annual Conference: The Consumer Connection will return to the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for a second consecutive year, April 5-7.  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.  


If you haven't yet attended a PBH Annual Conference, 2017 is the PERFECT time to do so!  Register by December 31, 2016 to save up to $200 on your registration! 


September Social Media Posts


It's that time of year again -- that's right, it's Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month!  We've got the perfect #GrabNGo social media posts for your fans to help them join in the celebrations while adjusting to their busy schedules!



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 July 26, 2016 through August 22, 2016.  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):
California Cling Peach Board


Donors Increasing Their Contribution:
Michigan Apple Committee


Returning Donors:
Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association
Bejo Seeds, Inc.
BelleHarvest Sales, Inc.
Coast To Coast Produce, L.L.C.
DNE World Fruit Sales
HMC Farms
Hungenberg Produce, Inc.
John E. Ferebee Farming, Inc.
Key Food Stores Cooperative, Inc.
Marsh Supermarkets, L.L.C.
NatureSeal, Inc.
Progressive Produce Corporation
Raley's Supermarkets
Regal Ware Worldwide
Sakata Seed America, Inc.
Tree Top, Inc.
Unistar Plastics, LLC
Vacaville Fruit Company, Inc.



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