Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2014 Regional Award Winner


Real Food for Real Kids

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Real Food for Real Kids

Lulu Cohen-Farnell, MPP Arthur Potts and David Farnell

Disappointed with the frozen and processed food offered at their son Max's daycare, David Farnell and Lulu Cohen-Farnell started sending health-conscious snacks and lunches with him. Max's meals made an impression. Soon, his daycare providers were asking David and Lulu how to improve the food for Max's classmates. Real Food for Real Kids was born. Today, the Toronto-based company prepares, delivers and serves thousands of hot and healthy snacks and meals every day to daycares, schools and day camps. The litterless lunches are made from scratch using predominantly local ingredients and packed in reusable stainless steel containers. Thanks to those efforts, David and Lulu are changing the way kids in this province eat, helping the environment and supporting Ontario producers.

Creation Date: November 19, 2014
Last Reviewed: November 19, 2014