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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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February 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Jan 28, 2021 2:37:20 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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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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January 2021 Smart Lunches Menu

Dec 29, 2020 2:50:35 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

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Happy New Year! Here's what's on the menu in January 2021. 

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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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New Study Shows Beneficial Effects of Preschool

Nov 19, 2020 1:36:13 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in Smart Lunches, child care, family style, preschool, early childhood, cacfp, covid-19, coronavirus

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As a preschool or child care center administrator developing your strategy for  re-opening or expanding limited operations, you have a lot to worry about. That is why this new study is so important. It is a reminder of why you do what you do.

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Smart Lunches Releases New Report on Re-Opening Trends in Pre-School and Child care Centers

Nov 4, 2020 6:00:14 PM / by Rob Teplansky posted in Smart Lunches, child care, family style, preschool, early childhood, cacfp, covid-19, coronavirus

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Back in March, most of the industry shut down due to safety concerns resulting from the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States. As centers were planning to re-open, one critical question that came to the forefront was how do you safely provide a meal program during a pandemic?

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