Marc Brush, Editorial Director, New Hope Natural Media, Named to FoodCorps Inaugural Corporate Council


Industry Leaders Unite to Champion Healthy School Food Environments

BOULDER, Colo., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, today 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 VP 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, Co-Founder and Chair, Stonyfield Farm (Londonderry, NH)
  • Sarah Bird, Senior VP of Marketing, Annie's Homegrown (Berkeley, CA)
  • Jeff Dunn, President and CEO, Bolthouse Farms (Bakersfield, CA)
  • Fedele Bauccio, CEO and Co-Founder, Bon Appetit Management Company (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Gina Asoudegan, Director of Communications, Applegate Organic and Natural Meats (Bridgewater, NJ)
  • Lori Sobelson, Director of Corporate Outreach, Bob's Red Mill (Milwaukie, OR)
  • Michelle Lamison, Vice President, Marketing for Cooking Light and (Birmingham, AL; New York, NY)
  • Vitamix (Cleveland, OH)

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.

For more information on FoodCorps and for ways to get involved, visit

About New Hope Natural Media
New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services.

About Nutrition Business Journal  
Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) is a leading research, publishing and consulting firm serving the nutrition, natural products and integrative healthcare industries. NBJ delivers industry intelligence via a monthly journal, detailed market research reports, data charts, consulting services and an annual invite-only executive leadership conference, The NBJ Summit. 

About Penton
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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