Marshall Carder & Cyriaque LaCroix

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Back to Basics Foods is based on the premise that good health is achieved through eating the proper diet and staying active. We believe that our children’s meals are sacred gifts from us that should not come laden with chemical additives, flavorings, dyes or perfumes. The basic old-fashioned foods that our grandparents ate are what built this country and made our nation strong, not TV dinners and Microwave Meals. Since we are reported to be the first generation in a hundred years not to outlive our parents, we can learn something from the way they lived and nourished themselves.

The new meal requirements for the NSLP mean that changes are on the way. But don’t be fooled by simple formula tweaks, there may still be many undesired and unnecessary ingredients lurking. Back to Basics Foods promises to deliver only food options that are free from the worst additives and preservatives. We will guarantee that you will never see, Bleached Flours, Chemical Dyes, Hexane Derived Proteins, Hydrogenated Oils or Trans Fats, Artificial Sweeteners, MSG, BHT, TBHQ, BHA, High Fructose Corn Syrup and the myriad other chemicals that have found their way onto our childrens trays.

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Chemical Free... The Way it Used to be... The Way it Should BE!

Together we can make a HUGE difference in the lives of the children that we serve.

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Our Philosophy

Good health does not come from a box or a bottle but from getting back to basics. We can conquer the overwhelming rates of of obesity, heart disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes by eating a whole foods based diet, being active, and educating ourselves. The National School Lunch Program represents the very best opportunity to give our children the wholesome, basic foods that they need for a great today and a prosperous tomorrow; free from disease and hardship.

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Who Are We

Back to Basics was formed to address the very serious problem of childhood obesity and its related ailments. We are industry veterans that believe we can make a difference if we work with the great professionals in this industry. We have spent more than 30 years working with food manufacturers and clients and are in the unique position to formulate and delivery products that will create change in your program.

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Niblet and The Great Additive Caper

Niblet was written and researched by the CEO of Back to Basics Foods, Marshall Carder. Niblet is an adventure and mystery story about what is food and what is not food. This book represents the conversation about food that EVERYONE should have with their children and with themselves about the food choices they make.

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