RCV Frontline sees potential for startups to fill innovation demand post-pandemic

Will Kreznick

Launched last December by the industry veterans behind JPG Resources and RCV Partners, RCV Frontline​ is seeking to invest annually in four seed- and series A stage emerging brands with $1-5 million revenue run rates in the food, beverage and food technology space that want to bring their products to the largest audience possible.

As fund co-founders Andrew Reynolds and Erc Stief explain in this episode of FoodNavigator-USA’s Investing in the future of food​, RCV Frontline seeks to help fill two emerging gaps – the first in operationally-focused funding for early stage brands and second around a shortage of

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Is hummus healthy?

Will Kreznick

Depending on a person’s health goals and dietary needs, hummus can be a healthy food.

Some research suggests that labeling foods as “good,” “bad,” or healthy promotes disordered eating and unhealthy attitudes toward food. Instead, it is important to think about how hummus fits into a person’s diet and whether or not they enjoy eating it.

Keep reading to learn more about the nutritional content and health benefits of hummus, including some recipe ideas.

Hummus is an ancient Middle Eastern recipe made from pureed chickpeas. It usually contains additional flavoring agents — typically tahini, lemon juice, salt, and an oil.

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Some college students in Michigan now qualify for SNAP food benefits

Will Kreznick

LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) – Some college students in Michigan who are struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic will become eligible for federal food assistance on Thursday.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the SNAP program to include some college students whose families are unable to help them pay for their education. That determination is based on a $0 family contribution on the FAFSA.

Students also qualify for SNAP if their college considers them eligible for a work-study program. Students only have to be deemed eligible for a work study program but don’t have to be enrolled

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Federal Food and Beverage Roadmap released

Will Kreznick

The federal government has released the Modern Manufacturing Initiative’s Food & Beverage Roadmap with the goal to drive investment in the sector and maximise “every opportunity” to tap into global markets and create jobs on the domestic front.

It is the fourth of six sectors identified as National Manufacturing Priorities in the MMI to have its funding unlocked, with $140 million of co-funding available in the first rounds under the Translation and Integration streams. 

Projects need to align with issues identified in the Food & Beverage Roadmap: to turn research and ideas into commercial outcomes; and to integrate products and

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Giant Food Announces all 152 Pharmacy Locations Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine

Will Kreznick

LANDOVER, Md., March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Giant Food today announces that all 152 of its in-store pharmacies throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents. Since late 2020 Giant has been administering vaccinations and is continuing to work closely with local and federal authorities to receive additional doses on an ongoing basis. Giant’s pharmacies are currently utilizing the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, dependent on specific location.

Giant’s licensed in-store pharmacists began administering COVID-19 vaccinations in Washington, D.C. in December, in Maryland and Delaware

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