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2019 Child Nutrition Conference

Red Rabbit was invited to present at the 34th national Child Nutrition Conference, held in Chicago a few weeks ago.  Presented by the Child and Adult Care Food Program, who serves over 2 billion meals and snacks to over 4.4 million children daily, in a network of over 52,000 child care centers all over the country, the conference brought together vendors, state agencies and thought leaders to learn all about the best ways to feed kids.

We were asked to present two workshops, led by our CEO & founder, Rhys Powell, as well as our Education Instructor, Jennie Plewka. Our goal was to make a big splash at the conference, and Rhys led a riveting discussion on sugar consumption in American diets. During the conversation, Rhys explored sugar's impact on the  health of our future generations, and opened a dialogue on diet related diseases and what we can all do to decrease the amount of sugar we provide our children.

But it wouldn't be a food conference without some delicious food, and Jennie Plewka led several training workshops including recipes you can teach in the classroom!  From sharing tips and tricks on making the perfect snack, to hands on cooking demonstrations, attendees walked away with recipes and inspiration for building great eaters.

Check out our great recipes for snacking anywhere (including our Chilled Strawberry Soup!)

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We're a MWBE: What Does That Mean?

Did you know Red Rabbit is a certified New  York City Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise?

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Celebrating the Big Apple Crunch

Earlier this week, Red Rabbit Education Team joined  Uptown Grand Central and Hunter College Food Policy Center at the fourth annual Big Apple Crunch. The day is designed to bring together hundreds of local East Harlem children for a morning of fun, delicious, and educational activities. Big Apple Crunch is a way for New York City residents to celebrate healthy eating by getting as many New Yorkers as possible to bite into an apple in a single week! In recent years, there have been more than 800,000 participants nationally.

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Official Partner of NYC Kids Food Festival

Red Rabbit was proud to be one of the Official Partners of the  Kids Food Festival last month held in the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. The day included demonstrations by well known chefs, food editors, and food brands as well as product samplings, giveaways, workshops, and other family-friendly entertainment and activities.  The James Beard Foundation hosted hands on cooking classes throughout the two days of the event in which Red Rabbit prepped and  provided all of the food & supplies. Renowned chefs from NYC establishments like Maman, Epicerie Boulud, Meatball Shop, and Eataly  all had demonstrations that had  the kids preparing and eating yummy food. 

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Crain's New York Stories - with Rhys Powell

View a glimpse of the Red Rabbit kitchen, how we get all those meals out the door every day, and find out one of Rhys' biggest mistakes when starting the first kitchen (hint! there was always somewhere to sit).

Watch Rhys Powell, founder of Red Rabbit discuss why he started Red Rabbit and what sacrifices he will never, ever make. 

 

 

 

 

 

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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF SMALL BUSINESS

Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program check in at the V.F. Summit to gather ideas and inspiration Originally published by Vanity Fair

Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program check in at the V.F. Summit to gather ideas and inspiration

Originally published by Vanity Fair

It is a truth universally acknowledged that small businesses are the cornerstone of any community. They give a town its authenticity and charm, and its individuality and vivacity. And according to five graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program—an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and support—small business more importantly represents the backbone of local and national economies. Small businesses are credited for employing nearly half of the workforce in the United States alone. They have the power to transform the economy by creating jobs, sparking important innovations, and strengthening the fabric of communities.

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Rhys Powell Interview in Forbes

Rhys Powell sits down with Susan Adams of Forbes to talk about his early mistakes and the rewards of a career post-Wall Street.

From Forbes Trep Talks

By Susan Adams

Read full transcript below, or see the article on Forbes.com

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Red Rabbit in The Atlantic

What do you get when Red Rabbit Founder, Rhys Powell, talks toThe Atlantic about why he decided to quit his job on Wall Street to start a company that would change how kids eat?  The very first Red Rabbit cartoon!

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What It Takes To Grow Employment In America

Check out our feature in The Huffington Post "What It Takes To Grow Employment In America, From Small-Business Decisions To The National Jobs Report"

To those around him, Rhys Powell had everything figured out by the time he was 25. In seven years in America, Powell had earned a degree in computer science from M.I.T. and had landed a high-paying corporate job to start his career. His path to success was all but mapped out. So when Powell decided to leave his job in 2005 and start a business selling healthy lunches to New York City schools, which he named Red Rabbit, his friends and family were predictably shocked.

To those around him, Rhys Powell had everything figured out by the time he was 25. In seven years in America, Powell had earned a degree in computer science from M.I.T. and had landed a high-paying corporate job to start his career. His path to success was all but mapped out. So when Powell decided to leave his job in 2005 and start a business selling healthy lunches to New York City schools, which he named Red Rabbit, his friends and family were predictably shocked. Read on to learn more about why Rhys Powell started Red Rabbit and how he creates new jobs in his community.

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Rhys Powell Speaks at B Inspired, Portland

Is an entrepreneur’s success measured only by a company’s profits? Rhys Powell, founder of Red Rabbit, tells how he found super-happiness in a new definition of success. Watch the inspiring speech here.

Rhys Powell says memories of growing up in the Bahamas inspired him to quit his equity-trading job and launch his healthy-school-lunch venture, Red Rabbit, in 2005. There, every fruit and vegetable was picked ripe to be eaten immediately. Since 2005 Rhys has grown the company from just a few neighborhood schools to more than 150 throughout New York City. Rhys is a 2013 Crains 40 under 40, a recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Awards and MIT graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

Is an entrepreneur’s success measured only by a company’s profits? Rhys Powell, founder of Red Rabbit, tells how he found super-happiness in a new definition of success. Watch the inspiring speech here.

Rhys Powell says memories of growing up in the Bahamas inspired him to quit his equity-trading job and launch his healthy-school-lunch venture, Red Rabbit, in 2005. There, every fruit and vegetable was picked ripe to be eaten immediately. Since 2005 Rhys has grown the company from just a few neighborhood schools to more than 150 throughout New York City. Rhys is a 2013 Crains 40 under 40, a recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Awards and MIT graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

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