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NUGGETS Episode 6

Jul 21, 2021 10:23:17 AM / by Smart Lunches posted in eat healthy, Health & Wellness, healthy eating, Smart Lunches, child care, NUGGETS, preschool, David Morris, cacfp

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Evaluate and Improve Your Food Program: Part 3 of our Interview with Culinary Nutrition Specialist, Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN

"At the core of it, the CACFP guidelines have been a powerful framework for us in establishing our operating parameters and being able to say with confidence to our partners, this is a good lunch."

- David Morris, CEO, Smart Lunches

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July 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Jul 14, 2021 3:56:40 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

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Summer is for BBQ, and our July menu offers ample opportunities to celebrate! Selections include:

  • BBQ meatloaf with whole grain biscuits
  • BBQ tofu with whole wheat pita
  • Korean BBQ turkey
  • BBQ chicken with whole grain rice

Download the complete menu for July 2021. 

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NUGGETS Episode 5

Jul 8, 2021 6:44:44 AM / by Smart Lunches posted in eat healthy, Health & Wellness, healthy eating, Smart Lunches, child care, NUGGETS, preschool, David Morris

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Get Picky Eaters to Step Outside of Their Comfort Zone: Part 2 of our Interview with Culinary Nutrition Specialist, Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN

"It's a flavor adventure! They get to try new things, and I really believe it sets them up for being willing to try new things in their life in general."

- Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN

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NUGGETS Episode 4

Jun 23, 2021 1:30:42 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in eat healthy, Health & Wellness, healthy eating, Smart Lunches, child care, NUGGETS, preschool, David Morris

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Interview with Culinary Nutrition Specialist, Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN

"Changing the trajectory is crucial, because eating habits are established during early childhood and those tend to continue into adult years."

- Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN

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June 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Jun 10, 2021 11:55:13 AM / by Rob Teplansky posted in smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

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As summer approaches, we're adding a summer favorite to the menu. Be sure to try our new Turkey Patty Melt! You'll also find BBQ Chicken, Beef Tacos and a Veggie Chili Mac. Download the complete menu for June 2021. 

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May 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Apr 26, 2021 3:25:01 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

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Happy Spring! Here's what's on the menu in May 2021. 

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April 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Mar 25, 2021 3:11:32 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

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Happy Spring! Here's what's on the menu in April 2021. 

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Smart Lunches Salutes CACFP During CACFP Week

Mar 15, 2021 4:47:01 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in Smart Lunches, child care, preschool, cacfp

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Participation in the CACFP is a good indicator of high quality child care.

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March 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Mar 4, 2021 4:40:18 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

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Here's what's on the menu in February 2021. 

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Dietary Guidelines Now Include Recommendations for All Stages of Life

Feb 11, 2021 8:47:05 AM / by Smart Lunches posted in Smart Lunches, child care, family style, preschool, early childhood, cacfp, covid-19, coronavirus

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”- Hippocrates

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