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PBH Unveils 6 Store Tour Training Grant Recipients

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named the recipients of its 6 Store Tour Training Grant for the collegiate spring 2017 semester. The grant funding encourages better collaboration between grocers and university nutrition and dietetic programs, with a particular emphasis on training nutrition and dietetic students to conduct grocery store tours about fruit and vegetables.

The following schools yielded 113 nutrition/dietetic students who were trained to give tours to almost 900 community members and 700 other collegians:

  • Central Michigan University, Meijer
  • Delta State University, Mississippi, Kroger
  • Sam Houston State University, Texas, H-E-B
  • St. Catherine University, Minnesota, Hy-Vee
  • University of Alabama, Publix and Piggly Wiggly of Alabama
  • University of Wisconsin, Pick N’ Save

“With the addition of these six grantees, a total of 44 nutrition/dietetic programs and more than 900 nutrition/dietetic students have been trained to conduct store tours since the inception of the program in fall of 2014,” said PBH CEO Elizabeth Pivonka, who recently revealed her impending retirement. “In addition, about half of the programs have continued the store tour training in subsequent semesters. They have collectively given tours to nearly 8,000 consumers, more than half of whom are fellow college students.”

Grants are limited to no more than $5,000 per internship program per semester. The submission deadline for the 2017 fall semester is April 1, 2017.

Hockessin, Del.-based PBH is a nonprofit education foundation that works to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health.

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