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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get Brighter Bites at my school?

We are growing rapidly! If you’d like us to come to your neighborhood/school/camp/community, please fill out an application here.

Who can I contact if I have questions about becoming a Brighter Bites school?

Contact Emily Kelley for inquiries about Houston, Meredith Spence for information on Dallas, Maggie Whittington for interest in Austin, Melanie Button for inquiries about NYC, Tara McNerney for information on Washington, D.C., and Marcela Romero for interest in Southwest Florida.

How does the program work?

Check out our eight-step process here.

How long is the program?

The Brighter Bites program is divided into three eight-week seasons that occur during the Fall, Spring and Summer.

Are you only in K-12 sites?

Nope. You can also find us in preschools and after-school programs, along with YMCAs and churches. We update our Locations frequently, so keep checking back!

Where does the Brighter Bites food come from? How do y’all do this for free?

Brighter Bites is made possible through government grants and the generous support of our partners. Check them all out here.

Are you hiring?

We’re always looking for bright individuals to help bolster our program. Please contact careers@brighterbites.org to learn about our current openings.

I’ve always wondered if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable?

Depends on whether you’re asking a chef or a scientist. Botanically speaking, the tomato’s seeds qualify it as a fruit, but because it is used primarily for savory cooking—like its fellow ambiguous counterparts the squash, green bean and cucumber—it is most widely considered a vegetable.

Here's to wishing you AVO great day! 🥑🎉😉

#NationalAvocadoDay #avocados #BrighterBites #FreshProduce
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Jonathan and his mom are loving the colorful Brighter Bites boxes in Austin this week! 🍍📦❤️

@BrighterBitesAustin
#BrighterBites #BrighterBitesAustin #FreshProduce #Fruits #Vegetables #FunFoodExperience
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Brighter Bites is honored to be among other leading nonprofits to be named a "Harkin on Wellness Designee" by the Harkin Institute!

"It is the goal of the Harkin on Wellness Report, to highlight top wellness and nutrition initiatives that are examples of organizations making the larger impact through effective policy, system, and environmental change. We encourage others to use this as a tool
to build partnerships and create sustainable, cross-sector coalitions within their own community and beyond."

See our feature on page 11-12: https://harkininstitute.drake.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/03/HOWReport2021_Final_v1.pdf
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It takes two to mango or tango? 🥭💃🕺
Either way, we think you need to try our Mango Tango Salsa! It is sure to please a crowd! Serve it as an appetizer with chips, a side for a sandwich, or a topping on tacos.
https://brighterbites.org/recipe/mango-tango-salsa/

#MangoDay #Mango #MangoSalsa #HealthyRecipe
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Brighter Choices. Brighter Outlooks. Brighter Bites! 🍎

Through the support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas we've brought more than just produce to our families (219,342 pounds so far this summer!)- we've brought big smiles and lots of tools to create healthy behaviors for life!

@brighterbiteshou @brighterbitesdallas @brighterbitesaustin
#HealthyKidsHealthyFamilies #BrighterBites #FreshProduce #Fruits #Vegetables #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience
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We are crazy about spinach! 🌱From pesto to smoothies to muffins and more, this versatile vegetable adds so much color and nutrition to so many recipes. We think spinach is so good, you can add spinach to breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND even dessert! Try it and let us know what you think! 🤔
We've got spinach tips, how to guides, recipes, and more! Visit our website for all the tips! 💚 www.brighterbites.org

#NationalFreshSpinachDay #Spinach #BrighterBites #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #HealthyRecipe #FreshProduce #Vegetables #NutritionEducation #FundFoodExperience
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Hard to say no to this classic dish when you know that it is both tasty and healthy!!
Can anyone guess what veggies we snuck into this delicious dish?!
Happy National Mac and Cheese Day! 🥳
🧀Recipe: https://brighterbites.org/recipe/crafty-mac-n-cheese/

#NationalMacAndCheeseDay #BrighterBites #HealthyCooking #HealthyEating #HealthyRecipe #FreshProduce #Fruits #Vegetables #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience
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