Who Feeds Hungry Kids in Summer?

It’s a good question. According to the USDA, more than 22 million schoolchildren are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the year through the National School Lunch Program, but during the summer, only 1 in 6 of those kids participate in the Summer Food Service Program. (The federal government is seeking to address that… Read More

Fresh Express Continues Valley-Wide Reach

Fresh Express is covering the Valley and continues to be a great partner! In March, we had two unique opportunities to work with them. On the first day of March Fresh Express was a finalist at Fast Pitch by Social Venture Partners. The Junior League of Phoenix was there to cheer them on and educate… Read More

Soul Stroll for Healthy Living this Saturday!

Come join one of our Community Partners, Fresh Express, at the Soul Stroll for Healthy Living this Saturday, March 26! This free family affair will last from 8 am – 1 pm at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Soul Stroll is designed to increase awareness about the importance of good nutrition and physical activities. Events will… Read More

Fresh Express In the News

AZ Central recently featured the Junior League of Phoenix‘s very own Community Impact project, Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle, highlighting the importance of bringing fresh produce to the food deserts of Phoenix and surrounding areas. Although Fresh Express is not solving the problem completely, it’s a step in the right direction of building a healthy… Read More

Fresh Express Keeping Busy this Holiday Season!

The Fresh Express Committee has had a busy month. We participated in Touch-A-Truck, handing out gift bags that included nutrition information, a jump rope and information on the League. We also helped more than 300 children create “Produce Rainbows” to be sure they remember to eat every color of the rainbow every day. Not only… Read More

Fresh Express: Educating the community on healthy habits at Touch-A-Truck

It’s one thing to practice healthy habits, but it’s another to be able to educate the community on what healthy means. The Junior League of Phoenix Fresh Express committee is able to experience this liberating feeling on a routine basis. The latest of their education tour was at the annual Touch-A-Truck event held at Paradise… Read More

Fresh Express Mobile Produce Bus

This season is off to a great start in the JLP‘s second year with the mobile produce bus, Fresh Express! Last year we did great work around volunteering with the bus while educating customers on the importance of incorporating produce in to their diets. This year the focus has increased to include wellness based presentations… Read More

Fresh Express Kicks Off In The Phoenix Community

Fall weather is upon us, which means the opportunity for fall fruits and vegetable varieties from Fresh Express mobile market! We encourage all of our readers to shop the bus and check out what’s in season! You can find where they are by the schedule they post daily on their Facebook page and on their… Read More

Let’s start by talking about nutrition!

It’s no secret that developed countries are faced with soaring obesity rates, particularly for children but also adults. Type 2 diabetes affects more than 27 million Americans. And poor dietary habits are a critical factor in the onset of cardiac disease. None of this is the result of lack of food; it’s the result of,… Read More