Community advocacy group wins award for promoting healthy eating
The Produce Moms brand has picked up an award for their work promoting fresh fruits and vegetables. TPM has been recognized as Best Healthy Eating Advocacy Enterprise for their work by Global Health & Pharma’s 2018 Private Healthcare Awards.
“This award was especially meaningful to The Produce Moms because we were nominated for our work to bring more fresh produce to USDA school meals,” Lori Taylor, founder of The Produce Moms explained. “This work includes the Power Up with Produce school show, starring USDA mascot Power Panther and NCAA student-athletes. The show was scripted by The Produce Moms to promote fresh produce consumption and serves as a complimentary effort to our culinary skills training for school foodservice professionals which began in March of 2017. Both the school show and the culinary trainings are ongoing.”
According to Global Health & Pharma, “The healthcare industry is one of the most challenging, but also one of most rewarding, which is why we first created the Private Healthcare Awards, two years ago, to reward the most influential leaders and projects which make such difference to the lives of patients.”
Lori Taylor of The Produce Moms with school foodservice staff at a recent training event.
2017 was a busy year for The Produce Moms as the organization continued efforts to bring more fresh produce to school meals. TPM’s K-12 School Initiative was launched with participation in all 50 states to promote under-consumed fruits and vegetables in school meals. On five different occasions, Lori Taylor traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional leaders from 14 states to promote an increase of fresh produce in school meals. In July 2017, in a speaking engagement, Lori addressed California educators about using TPM’s The Produce Challenge as a tool to participate in the National Agriculture in the Classroom program, which is supported by the American Farm Bureau and State Department of Education.
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Publication date: 2/2/2018
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