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Wise Apple helps parents pack healthy, fresh school lunches

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  • Wise Apple delivers healthy, fresh school lunches that parents can just pop into a school lunchbox.

    Wise Apple delivers healthy, fresh school lunches that parents can just pop into a school lunchbox.
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A new business is helping suburban Chicago parents pack school lunches.

Wise Apple, co-founded by Highland Park resident Nate Cooper, delivers custom, fresh, ready-to-eat meals for kids which parents can just pop into lunchboxes.

"For each meal, we start by asking kids their ideal school lunch, then our culinary team transforms their ideas into ready-to-serve meals with ingredients that parents can feel good about," said Wise Apple CEO Rebecca Sholiton.

Parents can order meals online, choosing from a wide selection of balanced meals that are delivered weekly. The meals can be designed for a variety of dietary and taste preferences -- including gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free -- and organic and locally sourced foods are used whenever possible.

Wise Apple offers multiple weekly plan options including five, eight, or 12-pack delivery options, ranging from $34.95 to $78 per week.

Launched in 2016, by Sholiton and Cooper, Wise Apple's mission is to provide "real food to real families who live busy lives."

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