2015 Sponsors

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Lead Sponsor:

Change Food Change Food’s vision is to help shift the U.S. food supply to a regional, sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all. Change Food’s mission is to help individuals change the way they eat by raising public awareness and educating consumers about problems with the U.S. food system. It highlights what can and is being done to dismantle the ill effects of industrial agriculture as well as promoting sustainable solutions so that all people have access to healthy, nutritious food. Goals of the program are to:

  1. Develop and implement creative projects that raise awareness and educate individuals about various aspects of the sustainable food and farming movement, as well as highlight problems with industrial agriculture and promote possible solutions
  2. Inspire and invigorate the sustainable food movement
  3. Reach beyond the already converted to a broader audience

Premiere Sponsor:

GRACE Communications Foundation The GRACE Communications Foundation (GCF) highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through web-based initiatives like the Ecocentric blog, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Sustainable Table, the Network for New Energy Choices and H20 Conserve. GCF also partners with the Monday Campaigns (Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday and Kids Cook Monday) which, in association with leading schools of public health, advocate for healthier choices through a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors, offering individuals and organizations fun and easy ways to participate every Monday.

Producing Sponsors:

panera-logo-final-greenAs of July 1, 2014, there are 1,818 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®or Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by chicken raised without antibiotics, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans-fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on our website, http://www.panerabread.com.

 

Microsoft Word - Risk Economics Logo March 2011.docxRisk Economics (RiskEcon®) provides advisory services that apply rigorous analytics to large-scale real world geopolitical and socio-economic issues relating to demographics and macroeconomics. The firm’s expertise includes domains within finance, regulation, political risk, commerce and consumer behavior, labor, housing, immigration, global population, resource allocation environment, health and aging.

Supporting Sponsors:

NEW WINES OF GREECE_BLACK_ENG (1)_use this oneThe cultural roots of Greek wine go beyond any in the world. With our unique indigenous varieties and dramatically diverse landscape, it’s why we can produce so many distinct wines. Our crisp whites and elegant reds have caught the attention of America’s best chefs and sommeliers. Now, it’s time for them to catch yours!

 

Contributing Sponsors:

Applegate asks, what if you weren’t afraid to read the ingredients on a hot dog package? Or better yet, what if you weren’t afraid to know where the meat in your hot dog came from? These questions were the inspiration behind Applegate.

 

cooking lightThe Cooking Light brand is uniquely positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving a vital and growing consumer need. In addition to the magazine, our trusted content is delivered via our web site, across all tablet devices, through the award-winning Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app, portfolio of cookbooks and on social media platforms.  Consumers turn to the Cooking Light brand for inspiration and variety; simplicity and convenience; and easy-to-execute strategies to get it all done. They know if it’s in Cooking Light it will be fast, easy, healthy and most importantly, delicious.

rsz_joyfoodly-logo-full-colorJoyFoodly® makes vegetables and fruits the stars of the family table using proven methods that empower parents to help their children explore new foods. Founder Chef Hollie Greene has taught over 2,000 public school children nationwide through programs such as Wellness in the Schools, The Sylvia Center, and California Healthy Kids. Her online Joyful 12 Kitchen Learning Lab takes parents from purchasing to prepping to cooking, all the while engaging children at any age to eat more vegetables and fruits. Chef Hollie partners with Whole Foods Market and San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to teach families how to love seasonal produce.

Vitamix is a world leader in high-performance blending equipment known for quality, durability and versatility. Vitamix helps people achieve their culinary aspirations, from the professional chef who wants to create a signature, one-of-a-kind dish, to a home cook who wants an easy, convenient and delicious way to improve the health of their family.