Monthly Media Digest

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This month, data continues to show inequities in diet-related health based on income level, Vermont leads the way in food systems change, national spending on diet-related illness skyrockets, and Senator Stabenow champions food and farming issues. Health  Obesity rates continue to grow among kindergarten children from low-income families, a recent article in Reuters demonstrates. When recent statistics […] Read More


Wholesome Wave is humbled to be a recent recipient of the USDA FINI grant, which will support expansion of our national network of nutrition incentive programs, increasing affordable access of fruits and vegetables for more than 110,000 SNAP consumers in 17 states and DC, establishing a minimum of 177 new incentive programs at direct-to-consumer outlets, […] Read More

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MEDIA CONTACT: Ashley Gaudiano 571-278-2711 [email protected] For Immediate Release April 1, 2015 Wholesome Wave Receives $3.77 Million Grant from United States Department of Agriculture for Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program Benefiting Food Insecure Americans, Local and Regional Farmers   (Bridgeport, CT) In an announcement today by Secretary Tom Vilsack of the US Department of […] Read More


In the Navajo story of creation, the First Man and First Woman emerged into the world alongside the first kernels of white and yellow corn. Embedded in this story, is what Crystalyne Curley of the Diné Policy Institute, describes as the Navajo peoples’ “deep connection to our traditional foods.” However, on Navajo Nation, where food […] Read More

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Last Thursday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a congressionally-mandated report titled “Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress.” Sarah A. Low, Ph.D. of the ERS gave a crisp summary of the publication during a webinar she hosted on the day of its release. Below are highlights from the report. […] Read More


Recent news coverage of IRS regulations: Boston Globe Healthcare Without Harm New England Farmers Union Nonprofit Quarterly Mission: Health Equity Healthcare Without Harm According to an article in the Hagstrom Report, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that nonprofit hospitals can now claim the help they provide to "ensure adequate nutrition" as part of their federal […] Read More

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CONTACT: Kelsey Revens 360 Public Relations 617-585-5794 [email protected] LIGHTLIFE AND WHOLESOME WAVE PARTNER TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES Lightlife continues its heritage of giving back 5% of profits to causes that benefit a better planet and healthier lifestyles. TURNERS FALLS, MA (February 3, 2015) – Lightlife, a pioneer […] Read More


On January 26, the James Beard Foundation awarded Michel Nischan, CEO, president and co-founder of Wholesome Wave, with the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award. JBF applauds Nischan as "a chef and pioneering sustainability advocate," at the healm of "Wholesome Wave, an influential non-profit that teaches underserved consumers about healthy diet choices and fights for […] Read More

A Year in Nutrition Incentives

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For the past 38 years, the Washington Post has put together "The List," a end of year review of what's "in" and what's "out." The List includes everything from pop culture trends to the latest in science and technology to food choices - and of course all that is in between. Nestled among "IN" items […] Read More

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