Press Releases

Maine Wild Blueberry USDA School Lunch Program Gains Ground

The Wild Blueberry School Foodservice Program, launched this year by the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine is quickly – and literally – gaining new ground.
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Wild Blueberry School Foodservice Strategy Already Bearing Fruit

Minnesota Jumps Aboard as National Foodservice Program is Launched
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New Wild Blueberry Study Indicates Potential Mood-Boosting Effect in Young Adults and Children

A new British study published in Nutrients is the first study to show that consuming wild blueberries, a flavonoid-rich food, may significantly boost mood in both young adults and children.
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Agricultural Development Grant Awarded to The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine

The $50,000 Grant Will Stimulate Pull-Through for Several Years of Larger-Than-Usual Wild Blueberry Harvests by Focusing on Increased Public School Consumption
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WILD BLUEBERRY ASSOCIATION UNVEILS HEALTHY HOLIDAY E-RECIPE BOOK

The e-recipe book, available at wildblueberries.com, was produced by the Association and leverages a multi-year brand-building strategy that has engaged registered dietitians from across the country to tell the health story of Wild Blueberries and reveal the advantages of picking Wild Blueberries over cultivated, or highbush, blueberries.
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During Maine Harvest Lunch Week, Cafeterias Across Maine Celebrate Local Food and Local Food Economy

The once beleaguered program has blossomed to nearly every public school in the state, and some say that the one-week initiative can—and should—expand
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Consumer Taste for Unaltered Foods Could Fuel Next Generation of Product Development

The idea of using food to improve personal health has fueled consumer interest in less processed, authentic food and has spurred the surge in food trends like organic, GMO-free, paleo, and all-natural.
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New Research Suggests Wild Blueberries May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Research presented at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, revealed that blueberries could help prevent the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Is Eating Wild the Next ‘Real Foods’ Trend?

Recognizing a need to educate American consumers, food manufacturers and food-service providers about the value of indigenous foods, the Wild Blueberry Association of North America is bringing together food-industry thought leaders, elite chefs, research experts and health influencers for a six-course dinner called “Eat on the Wild Side” February 2 at the Green Table in New York City.
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New Study Suggests Wild Blueberries Boost Memory and Concentration in Elementary School Children

A new British study published today in the European Journal Of Nutrition reveals that when children consume wild blueberries they show greater memory and better concentration. This study, led by Professor Claire Williams, from the School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading, is the first detailed examination of the effects of wild blueberries on cognition in children using multiple doses and test sessions.
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