Food and Nutrition Resources

Supporting individuals, communities, and organizations since 1976.
Healthy food, healthy children, healthy animals, healthy earth.


Ed Goodstein, RD, MS

Ed     Carrotman

Ed grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby. He attended American University, then Framingham State College for a Master's in Food and Nutrition, and University of Massachusetts for a Master's in Counseling. He practiced as a nutritionist, counseling clients and educating on good eating. He created the superhero Carrotman to provide nutrition programs for preschools and elementary schools while dressed in a costume of orange coveralls, green cape, hero's mask, and colorful sneakers.

In 1976, Ed opened his home library to students, nutritionists, and researchers. He later expanded Nutrition Resources, eventually renaming his nonprofit organization Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation. He also established the Sidney V. and Katherine B. Goodstein Scholarship fund at Framingham State University. In 2015, when FNR moved to Florida, Ed continued in his favored role as the "idea man." His legacy lives on as FNR Foundation continues to support organizations working to improve our food system so that people, animals, and the earth can live more healthfully and in harmony.

Executive Director
Virginia Aronson, RD, MS


After obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutrition, Virginia turned to writing about the subject as a journalist and textbook author. She is the author/coauthor of more than forty published books. She helped the executive chef at the White House write his bestselling cookbook. She wrote five books for the founder of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University. She's penned books for executives and drug addicts, athletes and diet doctors, cancer survivors and everyday folks with stories to tell. Publishers include Random House, Doubleday, Penguin, Macmillan, and various small presses. Genres include adult nonfiction, educational books for kids, eco-fiction, poetry and short fiction.

Director and Secretary/Treasurer
Mel H. Goss


Mel has been working in technology, data analytics, and finance since 2012. He spent a year on Wall Street and currently teaches data analytics at Fullstack Academy. Mel loves food and is happy to volunteer for a nonprofit with such an important mission, assisting the foundation with finance and technology work.

James P. Goss


James is a writer and musician from Boston with an avid interest in environmental issues. He likes to read, cook, and eat lots of fresh produce

Board of Advisors:

Laura Englander

Laura and Ed

Psychologist Laura Englander was the longtime partner of Ed Goodstein. An avid gardener, she passed on the gardening genes to one of her sons who runs an organic educational farm on the Maine coast. Laura is hoping to bring Carrotman back to life, and is pleased to help Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation provide support to many wonderful programs across the country, carrying out Ed's visions around nutrition, social justice, and the environment.

Lynn V. Hewes


Lynn is a registered dietitian with a master's in nutrition from Tufts University. She has worked in food safety, cardiovascular research, and dietary assessment methodology. Her fact checking skills contribute to the development of FNR's educational materials.

Leah Ronan


A food marketing expert, Leah is the cofounder of SunMoon Kitchen, which made a delicious all-natural ginger miso dressing. She is currently involved in the development of several new food products.

Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation
638 NE 8th Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

We do not accept grant applications or proposals. For more information about FNR, email info@fnrfoundation.org.

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