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Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

Animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

Learn more

Blog Feed - "Back to School"

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Pack A Clean Conscience This Back-to-School Season

For more than 30 years, Applegate has been helping families pack a clean conscience for lunch by offering clean, crave-able (and convenient!) food, like our natural and organic deli meats, that are sourced from humanely-raised animals that are never administered antibiotics.

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Back to School Tips with Chef Vivian Howard

With the end of summer on the horizon, popping back into a back-to-school routine can be frustrating for kids and parents alike. But there’s no need for brown bag lunches to feel like an extra burden for busy families. Vivian Howard, the award-winning North Carolina chef and star of PBS’s “A Chef’s Life,” has her hands full. In the midst of writing her second book, opening a third restaurant, and launching a new PBS series, she’s also a mom with a set of twins who will be second graders when school resumes this fall.

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Food Allergies and The GFCF Diet

Food allergies are a serious matter for many families and one of the motivating factors as to why we choose to keep our ingredient lists simple and clean.

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Newly Hatched! All-White Meat Chicken Lineup

Welcome the arrival of our new chicken nuggets, patties, and strips that will give you something to crow about!

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10 Colorful & Easy Jarred Salad Ideas

Packing a salad in a mason jar is a great way to transport lunch—it’s a compact container into which you can really cram a lot of goodness.

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Stress-Free Tips for Packing Your Kid’s School Lunch

Some of us have already slipped back into the school routine, while others are just facing that shift. It can be daunting to return to that hard-and-fast schedule after weeks of a more relaxed one.

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Simple, Flavor-Packed Snack Ideas for Any Occasion

Applegate Culinologist Jason Clarke packs spicy, sweet and savory into these five simple snack ideas.

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5 Simple, Hearty After-School Snacks

Shake up your snack habits with a few new ideas that take only minutes to prepare.

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3 Ways the New USDA Guidelines Will Affect Your Child’s Lunch

Changes in school cafeterias will soon affect what your child eats in school. Here are a few things to consider.

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How to Create a Lunchbox Packing Station

Make lunchbox prep fun and easy with a simple packing station.

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10 Tips to Make Packing Lunch a Breeze

Shorten your morning to-do list with 10 tips to help simplify your lunchbox routine.

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Raising Kids to be Real Food Enthusiasts

A Mom's effort to nurture balanced and healthy food beliefs in her little ones.


The Après-Holiday School Lunch Season

5 ways to reinvigorate your lunchbox routine

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A Lunch Box Favorite From a Super Mom

Super moms need super quick and delicious recipes, read about one mother's story to help son become a conscious eater and not a weirdo.

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Back to School Easy Breakfasts

Fuel your kids with these quick breakfast ideas before catching the bus!

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7 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials for Your Child

You can find a fantastic selection of eco-friendly back to school essentials that are good for the environment and your children.

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Back to School: Food Safety Tips

Here are a few tips to help keep your child's lunch fresh and safe.

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Triple-Chocolate Fudgy Snack Bars

Make your own snack bars in minutes with simple ingredients that have big taste!

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10 Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Lunch Box Ideas

Check out these quick and fun gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, and nut-free lunch box ideas that are packed with flavor!

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How to Pack an Organic Lunch that Your Child will Devour

Quick tips on making an organic lunch for you kids.