New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, announced that Marc Brush, editorial director and editor-in-chief of Nutrition Business Journal, was named to the FoodCorps Corporate Council. FoodCorps is a national organization that connects children to real food in order to help them grow up healthy. The inaugural FoodCorps Corporate Council pulls together the passion and expertise of proven corporate leaders who care about investing in a healthier America and believe in FoodCorps' model of placing AmeriCorps leaders into limited resource communities to transform school food environments. As part of the Council, Brush will support FoodCorps in its mission to give all youth an enduring relationship with healthy food.
"There's so much latent energy in food reform," said Brush. "I spend a lot of time looking for ways to harness that energy for real impact, and FoodCorps is the best idea around. The ability to leverage all of the heart and passion in today's youth with the weight and insights of a national service program is really powerful. New Hope lives at the center of this realignment in food culture, and we are thrilled to join the cause as a strategic supporter."
Through its Corporate Council, FoodCorps celebrates what's possible with public-private-partnerships as it collaborates around the collective goal of a healthy future for all children.
"Solving the complex problems surrounding diet-related disease requires not working in a vacuum. FoodCorps is thrilled to work with our Corporate Council to give all children the healthy future they deserve," said Debra Eschmeyer, co-founder and vice president of external affairs for FoodCorps. "The successful business and social leaders on our inaugural Council will be close collaborators as we strive to grow a nation of well-nourished children: children who know what healthy food is, how it grows and where it comes from, and who have access to it every day."
Additional members of the first FoodCorps Corporate Council include:
- Gary Hirshberg, cofounder and chair, Stonyfield Farm (Londonderry, N.H.)
- Sarah Bird, senior vice president of marketing, Annie's Homegrown (Berkeley, Calif.)
- Jeff Dunn, president and CEO, Bolthouse Farms (Bakersfield, Calif.)
- Fedele Bauccio, CEO and cofounder, Bon Appetit Management Company (Palo Alto, Calif.)
- Gina Asoudegan, director of communications, Applegate Organic and Natural Meats (Bridgewater, N.J.)
- Lori Sobelson, director of corporate outreach, Bob's Red Mill (Milwaukie, Ore.)
- Michelle Lamison, vice president of marketing for Cooking Light and MyRecipes.com (Birmingham, Ala.; New York, N.Y.)
- Vitamix (Cleveland, Ohio)
Brush sets the editorial strategy for Nutrition Business Journal, Engredea and brands in New Hope Natural Media's supply chain portfolio. He brings more than 12 years of professional experience in editing and business analytics to his role, including stints at America Online and the U.S. Congress. He is also a strategic advisor to the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a think tank designed to reboot healthcare, and CircleUp, a crowdfunding platform for consumer products entrepreneurs. Brush is a frequent contributor to newspapers and leading industry publications, and a frequent presenter at industry events.