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For Immediate Release July 14, 2015 Wholesome Wave CEO and Founder, Chef Michel Nischan Promotes Cooking and Healthy Eating Among our Nation’s Youth Through White House’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Nischan Judges Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Attends Kids’ “State Dinner” at White House (Bridgeport, CT) Chef Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave CEO and Founder, joined forces with […] Read More


Thursday, July 9, 2015 Contact: Marv Kropko 216.368.6890 [email protected] Ashley Gaudiano 571.278.2711 [email protected] Case Western Reserve University signs option agreement with Wholesome Wave to launch FM Tracks app Technology to help farmers’ market managers better understand and serve customers CLEVELAND—FM Tracks, a new digital app designed to help farmers’ markets and local healthy foods initiatives […] Read More


As our organization grows, we are grateful to welcome new and inspiring staff members, interns and consultants to the Wholesome Wave team. Learn more about the new hires below: Story Gathering Interns - Communications Based out of Washington, D.C., Oluseyi will serve as one of the Story Gathering Interns responsible for identifying compelling stories from […] Read More

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’s quarterly funder report has returned with a new, easier-to-read format. We hope you find these updates informative and welcome any feedback you may have. Please direct comments to Rebecca Mandell, Development Associate, at [email protected] Thanks for reading and for your continued support of Wholesome Wave. Best, Liz Sheppard Chief Marketing, Policy & Development […] 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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