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April 25, 2018

The Consumer Connection: PBH’s Annual Conference Recap
New Sponsorship Opportunities to Meet Key Influencers!
Free Webinar: California Prunes: Good for Tummies & Tibias, Too
#FoodWasteMatters Twitter Party
Thank You! New and Returning Donors



The Consumer Connection: PBH’s Annual Conference Recap


Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) held its Annual Conference on April 3-6, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. It was another successful event with 245 attendees ranging from industry thought leaders to retail, foodservice and social media influencers.  The conference was filled with insightful educational sessions, networking opportunities, including Business Exchange appointments, the Formula 5 Student Marketing competition and Role Model/Champion Awards ceremony.  


Don’t miss out on this important opportunity next year!  Make plans to attend the 2019 conference being held April 22-25, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ!  Registration opens in August 2018.

New Sponsorship Opportunities to Meet Key Influencers!


PBH is expanding our influencer outreach with two conferences in 2018 that can place your product in front of over 25,000 key health and wellness professionals. This is a terrific opportunity to reach key influencers without adding an event to an already busy tradeshow season - all with minimal investment. Partner with PBH to showcase how your fruits and vegetables can improve health and drive consumption! All sponsorships include recognition in the PBH booth and in e-blast communications to conference participants.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Insulated Lunch Bag Promotion
  • Non-Perishable Product Giveaway (customized pricing available for perishable product giveaways)
  • Coupon Giveaway


IDEA World Convention: June 28-30, 2018, San Diego, CA

PBH will be exhibiting at the IDEA World Convention, reaching out to 14,000 fitness professionals, club and studio owners/managers and nutrition professionals. Showcase your products through logo placement, product sampling or coupon distribution.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®): October 20-23, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Each Fall, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics gathers the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts with more than 12,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders who are addressing key issues affecting the health of all Americans.


For more information on either of these opportunities, please contact Donald Schuler, Carrie Casey or Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak. 

Free Webinar: California Prunes: Good for Tummies & Tibias, Too


Join Produce for Better Health Foundation and the California Dried Plum Board on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12pm EST for a webinar inspired by the incredible health benefits of California prunes. Listen and learn as our expert speakers, Michelle Dudash, RDN, Chef and Best-Selling Author of Clean Eating for Busy Families and Dr. Shirin Hooshmand, MS, BS, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, help us explore the role that California prunes can play in both digestive and bone health. Register today!


#FoodWasteMatters Twitter Party


Join us on Friday, April 27th at 2pm ET as we celebrate national Stop Food Waste Day by sharing tips and tricks on how to reduce food waste that can be implemented at home, in retail or with community clients.  Joining us will be Judy Barbe, award-winning registered dietitian and Founder of LiveBest. #FoodWasteMatters

Help promote the party using the samples below!

  • DYK, home is where the trash is? 43% of food waste is generated at home. Let’s talk about what we can do to stop this! Join @Fruits_Veggies & @JudyBarbe on 4/27 @ 2pm ET! #FoodWasteMatters
  • Reduce wasted food by using your leftovers to make your bestovers! Join @Fruits_Veggies & @JudyBarbe on 4/27 @ 2pm ET! #FoodWasteMatters
  • Planning a weekly menu makes better use of your groceries and reduces #foodwaste. Join @Fruits_Veggies & @JudyBarbe to share your tips and tricks to reduce wasted food. #FoodWasteMatters
  • Registered dietitian @JudyBarbe is sharing tips and tricks to reduce wasted food at home. Join @Fruits_Veggies to learn and share your tips and tricks. #FoodWasteMatters

Thank You! New and Returning Donors


PBH is pleased to recognize the following companies who have contributed their support of the Foundation from March 2, 2018 through April 18, 2018.  Your generous contributions help support PBH’s many activities to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. To find out how you can support PBH, and grow your business in the process, contact the PBH Development Department.


New Board of Trustee Companies:

California Walnut Board

Vestcom International, Inc. 


New Donors:

Pacific Northwest Canned Pears


Trigs Supermarkets


Donors Who Increased Their Annual Contribution:

Alliance for Food & Farming

California Dried Plum Board

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.

Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc.


Returning Trustees ($10,000+ Contribution):

California Avocado Commission

Campbell Soup Company

Del Monte Foods, Inc.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.

Giorgio Fresh Co.

Silgan Containers

Ventura Foods



Returning Donors:

Affiliated Foods, Inc., Texas

Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc.

American Beverage Association

Basciani Foods

Big Chuy Distributors & Sons

California Fresh Fruit Association

Dave's Specialty Imports, Inc.

Eagle Eye Produce

Fruit Growers Marketing Association

Heartland Produce

Hilex Poly Company LLC

Homeland Stores

J & J Distributing Company

Mariani Packing Company, Inc.

Matthews Ridgeview Farms

organicgirl, LLC

Potandon Produce, L.L.C.

Rijk Zwaan

Tanimura & Antle



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