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The Produce for Better Health Foundation has chosen the companies and individuals whose support of the Fruit & Veggies — More Matters brand to increase consumption in 2018 warrants special recognition.

The award recipients will be acknowledged at the group’s Consumer Connection conference April 23 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“PBH is thrilled to be aligned with such passionate people at the forefront of our industry and with those who are interacting directly with consumers daily to help them achieve happier, healthier lives by eating more fruits and veggies,” Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, PBH president and CEO, said in a news release.
The 2018 Industry Role Models, and the number of times they’ve received the honor, are:

  • American Frozen Food Institute, 8
  • Barsotti Family Juice Co., 7
  • Bayer, 7
  • Black Gold Farms, 7
  • Blue Book Services Inc., 8
  • California Avocado Commission, 7
  • California Strawberry Commission, 7
  • Campbell Soup Co., 6
  • Can Manufacturers Institute, 6
  • Canned Food Alliance, 7
  • Chelan Fresh Marketing, 10
  • Del Monte Foods, Inc., 8
  • Dole Food Co., 7
  • Dole Packaged Foods LLC, 5
  • Domex Superfresh Growers, 9
  • Duda Farm Fresh Foods, 9
  • Juice Products Association, 7
  • Mariani Packing Co. Inc., 7
  • McEntire Produce Inc., 4
  • Monterey Mushrooms Inc., 5
  • Naturipe Farms LLC, 6
  • Okanagan Specialty Fruits, 5
  • Pacific Coast Producers, 8
  • Potatoes USA, 6
  • Produce Business Magazine, 4
  • Produce Marketing Association, 8
  • Robinson Fresh, 10
  • Ruiz Sales Inc., 8
  • Sage Fruit Co., 6
  • Seneca Foods Corp., 9
  • Southern Specialties, 5
  • Stemilt Growers LLC, 11
  • Subway, 8
  • Sun-Maid Growers of California, 9
  • Sysco/FreshPoint, 5
  • The Oppenheimer Group, 7
  • The Packer, 7
  • The Produce News, 3
  • USA Pears/Pear Bureau Northwest8
  • Ventura Foods, 6
  • Wawona Frozen Foods, 4
  • Wonderful Citrus, 6

The 2018 Excellence Awardees are:

  • Chris Christian, California Strawberry Commission
  • Rich Dachman, Sysco/FreshPoint
  • Charlie Eagle, Southern Specialties, 3
  • Matt Middleton, Ventura Foods, 3
  • Jason Osborn, Wonderful Citrus
  • Roger Pepperl, Stemilt Growers LLC, 2
  • Garland Perkins, The Oppenheimer Group
  • Richard Ruiz, Ruiz Sales Inc. , 3
  • Carolyn Takata, Silgan Containers
  • Trish Zecca, Campbell Soup Co., 2

The 2018 Retail Role Models are:

  • Coborn’s, 2
  • K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., 4
  • Redner’s Markets, 9
  • Schnuck Markets Inc., 11
  • Skogen’s Festival Foods, 11
  • SpartanNash, 4
  • Wakefern Food Corp., 6
  • Weis Markets Inc., 9

The 2018 Supermarket Dietitians of the Year are:

  • Julianne Gallo, Inserra Supermarkets
  • Mary Lavanway, Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Emily Parent, Coborn’s
  • Bridget Wojciak, The Kroger Co.
  • The 2018 Public Health Role Models are:
  • Arizone Department of Health Services, 2
  • City of Albuquerque, 3
  • Elaine Gordon, Eating by Elaine LLC, 2
  • Marion County Public Health Department, 2
  • Meramec Elementary School Garden Club, 2
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania

The 2018 Public Health Role Models are:

  • Arizona Department of Health Services, 2

  • City of Albuquerque, 3

  • Elaine Gordon, Eating by Elaine LLC, 2

  • Marion County Public Health Department, 2

  • Meramec Elementary School Garden Club, 2

  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania

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