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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


by Gabe Schwartz and Todd Grindal Americans have never been great about eating their fruits and vegetables. From former president George H.W. Bush to The Simpsons' Todd Flanders, our collective rejection of fruits and vegetables, though often comical, has serious public health consequences. Today, fewer than one in 10 Americans eat their recommended amount of […] Read More

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by Karin Axelsdotter Olssonkarin Obesity is a common disease in the United States nowadays and it affects most children. One in five American children are judged today as obese. There are many different attempts to overcome the problem. Among other things, some doctors have now begun to offer prescriptions for an old known medicine - fruit and vegetables. […] Read More

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by Helena Bottemiller Evich “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio was about to deliver his critique to the starstruck House Republican aides assembled before him — but not of the wild boar carnitas they prepared for his visit. It was on their push to roll back the first lady’s school nutrition standards. His verdict might as […] Read More


Alaijah Borden was 10 years old and significantly overweight when Dr. Sundari Periasamy, a pediatrician at Harlem Hospital Center in New York, enrolled the middle-schooler in an innovative program to increase her consumption of fruits and vegetables — and, hopefully, to reduce her weight. After two years in the program, Alaijah is an unqualified success […] Read More

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