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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Evos delivers to schools



evos_web_menu.jpgHey, in all the craziness of getting the kids ready for school each morning, I didn't know if you saw this little story. It's about how Evos is trying to break into the school lunch market. The self-described healthier fast food option is delivering meals to about 40 bay area schools with just about all of them being private, magnet or charter schools. According to the story, the Evos program is "designed as a healthier alternative and hassle-free fundraiser for schools that get 10 percent of sales." The lunches cost $4 to $5. Parents can order and pay online and the lunches are delivered to the schools by lunchtime.

Now Evos isn't the only biz trying to get into your kids lunch box. Publix announced in July that it would be offering five pre-made lunch options for kids that cost $3.99 each. They include chicken tenders, ham sandwich thins, turkey rolls, peanut butter apple wraps and peanut butter rolls. All the lunches come with either kid's yogurt, mini carrots, string cheese, raisins and a drink. I was in Publix last night and saw a $1 off coupon near these lunches which Publix is probably marketing as being better than Lunchables, which some have attacked as not being a healthy choice for kids.

At the beginning of the school year, trying to decide what to put in their lunch boxes can be a major headache. So a chance to try something different could definitely be a good thing.

~ Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 6:20pm]


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