Shreela Sharma (left) and Lori Taylor ( Photos courtesy Brighter Bites and The Produce Moms )

Fresh produce advocates Lori Taylor and Shreela Sharma recently spoke at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s annual conference.

Taylor, CEO and founder of The Produce Moms, shared a presentation at the July 20-24 event with Sharma, co-founder of Brighter Bites and professor of epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health.

“Through the presentation that Brighter Bites and The Produce Moms delivered at SNEB 2020, we were able to demonstrate, to a very respected, influential group of nutrition educators, researchers and practitioners, how our organizations are eliminating the perception of intimidation by produce and demystifying how to buy and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables,” Sharma said in a news release. “We were able to tell the story of the impact Brighter Bites is having on child and parent produce consumption to reduce food insecurity and ultimately improve child health.”

The theme for this year’s conference was “What Food Future,” and Brighter Bites and The Produce Moms were part of programing about child nutrition programs, according to the release.

The presentation provided leaders in nutrition academia and research with a better understanding of the roles that Brighter Bites and The Produce Moms play in produce advocacy, Taylor said in the release.

 

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