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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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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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New COVID Relief Bill Includes Support for Preschools and Child Care Centers

Jan 27, 2021 1:56:44 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in Smart Lunches, child care, family style, preschool, early childhood, cacfp, covid-19, coronavirus

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Renewed PPP Funding Offers Lifeline for Preschools & Child Care Centers

Jan 12, 2021 10:30:01 AM / by Smart Lunches posted in Smart Lunches, child care, family style, preschool, early childhood, cacfp, covid-19, coronavirus

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Now that the initial rounds of COVID vaccines are being administered and new COVID relief has become law, there is light at the end of the tunnel for struggling preschools and child care centers. What should you know about the Paycheck Protection Program as you plan your re-opening, or scaling-up strategy?

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Long-term Benefits of Introducing a Healthy Diet from a Young Age

Dec 9, 2020 5:51:52 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in Smart Lunches, child care, family style, preschool, early childhood, cacfp, covid-19, coronavirus

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Culinary Philosophy

Jul 1, 2020 10:45:21 AM / by Smart Lunches

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Rely on Smart Lunches for Quality, Reliability, and Value, values reflected in our Culinary Philosophy, a statement clarifying our commitment to the preschools and childcare centers that partner with us and the kids and parents who depend on us.

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Smart Lunches Offers More Variety Than Ever Before!

Sep 5, 2019 1:38:30 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in Menu Highlights, variety

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Our culinary team had a burst of creativity over the summer, and now all the students coming back to school will reap the benefits. 

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The Story of the Smart Lunches Tote

May 4, 2015 5:14:39 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in lunch carriers, Office Insider, smart lunches totes

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Ever wonder how we keep hot lunches hot and cold lunches cold? The answer is in our super lunch totes! These totes are insulated, durable lunch carriers which were custom-made specifically for Smart Lunches.

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Meet our Princeton Catering Partner, Chez Alice!

Apr 28, 2015 1:50:07 PM / by Smart Lunches posted in chez alice, local catering, Office Insider, Uncategorized, catering partner, princeton catering

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Many parents want to know about the people behind Smart Lunches. Specifically, the chefs and caterers who get up early every morning to make lunches. Where are they from? What kind of food do they like? So we thought we'd go directly to the source and ask our catering partners about themselves.

One of our newest catering partners, Chez Alice, operates out of the Princeton area and serves 10 of our partners during the school year. We spoke to Kelly Hamdan, the owner of Chez Alice, to find out a little bit more about her business. This interview has been edited for clarity.


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