TuckrBox: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

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TuckrBox: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

What they do: TuckrBox is the first farm-to-lunch box meal delivery service and food education app for kids!

How they do it: TuckrBox puts kids in charge of lunch by offering healthy, nutritionally balanced meals that are fun and encourage kids to try new foods. On the TuckrBox app kids build their weekly lunch menus and the meals are delivered straight to their door step. They operate on a subscription-based model, delivering weekly – keeping lunch convenient and fresh! Plus, the mega-fun TuckrBox app engages kids with food, farm and nutrition concepts through the power of play.

TuckrBox is all about helping kids to become active eaters and aiding them in developing healthy eating habits on their own. The TuckrBox chefs create kid-centric recipes, each of which is nutritionally balanced and dietitian approved! All ingredients are sustainably sourced with a focus on local, seasonal produce.

Mission: To create a healthier generation through food and technology.

Latest project/campaign: TuckrBox is finalizing there app with ROKO Labs development team here in NYC. TuckrBox is also proud to be launching its pilot program this summer with several NYC summer camps including Equinox Summer Camp.

Major Funding: TuckrBox ran a successful crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last summer/fall.

Profit/nonprofit: Profit

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: A portion of each purchase goes to funding food and farm education for unprivileged children across NYC.

FACT SHEET

Location: NYC

Core Programs:

  • Healthy Food Access
  • Nutrition Education (Children/Youth)
  • School Food

Number of staff: 3 – 5

Areas served: Brooklyn, Manhattan

Date started: Launching Summer 2017

Founders: Meghan Carreau and Alexandra Payne

Contact informationmeghan@tuckrbox.comalexandra@tuckrbox.com

(774) 364-2885

 

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TuckrBox at The Hort's Green Bean Bash NYC

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TuckrBox at The Hort's Green Bean Bash NYC

The Hort’s Green Bean Bash will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 12-3pm at 583 Park Avenue

The event will feature green-focused workshops, photo booth, crafts, activities, games, and an unforgettable gardening get-down dance party with DJ Natalie, founder of Baby DJ School. By blending storytelling with dancing game and modern music, DJ Natalie will take guests on a horticultural hop through the wonderful world of wildlife! Each child goes home with a bag full of special handmade memories and objects d’arte and healthy foods. Parents will enjoy a lunch buffet and specialty cocktails at the bar! Continue reading

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The Pitch Podcast: TuckrBox (Season 2, Episode 5)

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The Pitch Podcast: TuckrBox (Season 2, Episode 5)

In October 2016, we followed 12 startups behind the scenes, to the moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line as they pitch investors for funding.

In this episode, co-founders Meghan Carreau and Alex Payne are pitching their food delivery service built on noble ideals of making kids healthier and reducing headaches for parents. Listen Here

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No More Lunchables: Feed Your Kids With Farm-To-Lunchbox Delivery

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No More Lunchables: Feed Your Kids With Farm-To-Lunchbox Delivery

In 2012, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service updated the guidelines for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to make lunches served at schools healthier by increasing the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat milk, while reducing levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat. According to the CDC, the implementation of these guidelines is indeed making school lunches healthier, although there is still room for improvement. The factors contributing to making healthy school lunches are many and complex, ranging from ensuring school cafeterias have the correct equipment to serving foods simultaneously nutritious and appealing to children.

These strides are a big deal, but many parents are still packing their children’s lunches. Reasons for this are varied, like not qualifying for free or low-cost school meals, a child’s severe allergies or food intolerances, or wanting to send a more nutritious lunch than what the school provides, despite the USDA’s improvements. Whether it’s the parent or the school responsible for providing lunch, the challenges of feeding children wholesome, energizing food are real and sometimes overwhelming.

As a mom of two, I’m no stranger to the struggle. The time and planning that goes into creating healthful lunches week after week can feel overwhelming for a modern parent, all while we’re questioning if we’re doing well enough. Are they eating the right amount of vegetables? Are they getting enough variety? Not to mention many of us can’t even fall back on a good old PB&J, in the case of a nut-free school or classroom. Continue reading

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Startup Tuckrbox Allows Children to Design and Enjoy Healthy Lunchboxes

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Startup Tuckrbox Allows Children to Design and Enjoy Healthy Lunchboxes

This meal delivery service for kids is designed to introduce children to healthier eating habits through healthy lunchboxes. While grownups are turning to lunch delivery services out of convenience, this option is geared towards a younger demographic in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Tuckrbox also benefits parents, as they make it easy to provide healthy lunchboxes for their offspring. Continue reading

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ONE MORE BITE: A Family Food Fair

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ONE MORE BITE: A Family Food Fair

If you’re a parent of a picky eater, listen up! Brooklyn Based Kids’ is producing a fun-filled day of activities for parents AND kids at their new event – One More Bite, taking place Sunday, October 23rd, from 11 am – 3 pm.

At One More Bite, kids will be encouraged to try new foods and learn how good food is made. Local farmers, activists and entrepreneurs will offer healthy and delicious samples of their products, and lead kids of all ages in hands-on activities. As your kids learn about the food system, and try new flavors, they’ll also be seeking out stamps for the special passbook they’ll receive when you arrive, and win a treat of their choice from OvenlyBarkthins or Pirasta at the end for their efforts.

Kids’ “stops” throughout the day include Pure Genius ProvisionsMcClure’s PicklesUmi KitchenCava GrillTrue Made FoodsTuckrbox, All Granola, Gotham GreensLes Trois Petits Cochons and more for delicious samples, plus partners like:

  • Annie Novak of Growing Chefs and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, who will be leading a series of activities about Monarch butterflies and how they pollinate our favorite snacks
  • City Growers, who will explore all the different parts of plants that we eat through art projects–from leaves to roots to flowers and fruits
  • Pure Food Kids will ask kids to guess and measure the amount of sugar they think a processed food contains

Once kids have had their fill, they can do “food coloring” with Private Picassos. So come dressed for a (washable) mess!

And parents, don’t worry, there’s stuff for you to do too. There will be three great, drop-in talks for mealtime inspiration:

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE $5 PER ADULT AND ARE ON SALE HERE (KIDS ARE FREE!).

Following the fair, you can take your ticket to Ample Hills for $1 off a cone. If you’d like to participate, or have any questions, get in touch!

WHAT: ONE MORE BITE

WHEN: Sunday, October 23rd, 11 am – 3 pm

WHERE: The Green Building (452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY)

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Your kids deserve farm-fresh lunches, and they can get them from TuckrBox

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Your kids deserve farm-fresh lunches, and they can get them from TuckrBox

Pokémon Go may be at the forefront of getting our kids to go outside again, but as any health expert will tell you, activity is just half the battle when it comes to a healthful lifestyle. You are what you eat, after all, and now, there’s a new platform hoping to create a healthier generation through food and technology. Meet TuckrBox, branded as “the first farm-to-lunchbox meal delivery program for kids.” 

With TuckrBox, kids will be able to exercise autonomy over their diets, and parents cam rest assured that meals will be local, fresh, and nutritious. The weekly subscription-based model allows kids to build their own weekly lunch menus via an app, while their parents frame the available choices by specifying dietary preferences and allergies.

All meals come with a main course and two sides, and children will be exposed to new foods that don’t come pre-packaged in plastic wrap, but are rather seasonal and crisp.



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