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Revolution Foods

The World's Most Innovative Companies 2015Every day, Revolution Foods provides 300,000 of what it calls "real food" meals to schoolchildren in 25 cities, for only $3 apiece. That’s 300,000 fewer mystery meats gut-bombing America’s future. And get this: Kids like it. Revolution is tweaking foods that students are familiar with—engineering a healthier hot dog, say—and then involving its tough critics in the recipe design process. The company’s chefs visit classrooms to do taste tests, providing children whose idea of food criticism is often, "Eww!" with colored cards to express themselves. Revolution also caters to regional tastes: "If you’re in Louisiana you’re going to have a jambalaya on the menu," says Kirsten Saenz Tobey, cofounder and chief impact officer. "But in California that same brown rice is served with enchiladas and a red sauce."
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