A Focus on Grain Products Power up With Pancakes Bake Crafters has created more than 50 whole-grain breakfast items for schools, including ready-to-eat Mini Pancakes. Available in Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Potato and Maple, these fourpack pancakes are ready to eat directly from the bag. Each pack provides 12-15 grams of whole grain and two grain servings. For more information, visit www.bakecrafters.com/k12, e-mail email@example.com or call (423) 402-8732. Grain Goodness The Father’s Table introduces a new product in its Ultra Loco Bread line: Ultra Loco Squared. This 6x5-in. wholegrain- rich flatbread contains less sodium than original-recipe Ultra Loco Bread. The flatbread can be used for a wide range of menu items, ranging from sandwiches to fajitas. The Father’s Table donates 50% of all its profits to charities that support women and children in the United States and around the world. To learn more, call (407) 324-1200 or visit www.thefatherstable.com/schoolchild nutrition. Gone Fishing Offer your students a departure from traditional sandwich bread with 100% whole-grain Goldfish® Bread from Pepperidge Farm, a division of Campbell’s Foodservice. Two slices contain 18 grams of whole grain, 4 grams of fiber and one bread serving. Goldfish Bread is available in 100% Whole Wheat and Honey Whole Wheat varieties. Find out more at www.campbellfoodservice.com, or call (800) 879-7687. Sustainable Sustenance Available from ConAgra Mills is Sustagrain® , a high-fiber whole grain made from a proprietary variety of barley that contains three times the total dietary fiber of oats. School nutrition operators can purchase Sustagrain flour and flakes for scratch baking and topical applications. Sustagrain also is an ingredient in a variety of finished products, including EONI Barookies, a combination bar/ cookie product available in Mixed Berry, Orange Cranberry and Apple Raspberry flavors. For more information, visit www.conagramills.com/our_products/sustagrain.jsp or call (800) 851-9618. Pasta-bilities Whole Grain Elbow pasta from Barilla Foodservice, available to the K-12 segment, is made with 51% whole wheat and is an excellent source of fiber, providing three times that of traditional pasta. The entire Barilla Whole Grain Pasta line has earned the Whole Grain Stamp from the Whole Grains Council. Wholegrain pasta products are available in bulk in four different pasta shapes: Spaghetti, Penne, Rotini and Elbow. For more information, visit www.barillaus.com or call (866) 349-4386. Grain of Hope Whole-grain cookies from Hope’s Cookies are KOF-K Kosher-certified and contain no trans fat. Each product in the line contains 51% whole grain. The cookies are available in Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Sugar, M&M and Double Fudge varieties in both 1- and 1.5-oz. sizes. To learn more, visit www.hopescookies.com or call (615) 449-1524. Whole Lotta Options Rich Products Corporation offers more than 50 whole-grain options that meet 30-10-30 guidelines for school meals. Products include the Ultimate Breakfast Round (UBR™) fortified with protein and fiber; Cheese Crunchers with fiber, protein, calcium and vitamin B; a one-serving Cinnamon Roll With Whole Grains; Rip Stick™ Breadsticks made with a touch of honey and topped with a cinnamon-sugar coating; and French Toast Sticks made with wholegrain batter. To learn more, visit www.richsfoodservice.com or call (800) 356-7094 Perfect Fit The Fit for Kids Plus portfolio from ConAgra Foodservice features four pizza varieties: Whole Grain Stuffed Crust Pizza, Whole Grain Real Slice® Pizza, Whole Grain 4x6 Pizza (available in cheese or turkey pepperoni) and Whole Grain MaxStix®. Each product is made with 51% whole grain and has 30% calories or less from fat. The products meet the nutrition criteria for the HealthierUS School Challenge and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. To learn more about Fit for Kids Plus, visit www.conagrafoodservice.com or call (800) 357-6543. Bar None General Mills Foodservice presents a whole-grain snack option for K-12 students. Betty Crocker® Oatmeal Bars are made with 100% whole grain, meet the 35-10-35 nutrition standard, offer one bread equivalent and are made without high-fructose corn syrup. Each bar contains at least 16 grams of whole grain per serving. The product is available in two flavors: Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip. For more details, call (800) 882-5252 or visit www.generalmillsfoodservice.com. Field of Grains Fieldstone™ Bakery, a division of McKee Foods Corporation, provides a range of whole-grain products to school nutrition operations, including the company’s Premium Granola, which is a good source of fiber and comes in a 2-oz. or 1.25-oz. packaged sleeve or as bulk cereal. Operators also can select among other Fieldstone whole-grain products, including Totally Baked Chocolate Chip and Apple Cinnamon Bars, Apple Cinnamon Fruit & Grain Bars, Fruit Delights and Strawberry Fruit & Grain Bars. For more information, visit www.mckeefoods.com or call (800) 251-6346, ext. 24656. The Rice Is Right New to the Uncle Ben’s® Flavored Brown Rice line from MARS Foodservices are two new kid-tested flavors: Roasted Chicken and Asian Style Brown Rice. Both are made with 100% whole-grain brown rice and natural flavors and colors. The rice can be incorporated into a variety of recipes, including dishes such as Chicken and Pineapple “Fried” Rice and Mediterranean Rice Salad, available on the MARS Foodservices website. Discover more details and access a variety of Uncle Ben’s recipes at www.marsfoodservices.com or by calling (800) 432-2331. Fun in the Sun If you’re looking for a different type of cereal to serve hungry students at breakfast, try Kashi® Honey Sunshine® Cereal Bowl Pack, new from Kellogg’s Food Away From Home. The cereal blends honey with whole grains and corn and contains fiber and 18 grams of whole grain. For more on Kellogg’s K-12 products, visit www.kelloggsK12.com. Smart Snacks With the SMART Cookies product line from Dick & Jane Baking Company, school nutrition operators can provide their student customers with all-natural whole-grain cookies that also feature fun educational facts. The cookies, which are made with whole-grain wheat flour and contain no trans fat, cholesterol, artificial flavors or colors or high-fructose corn syrup, are stamped with state names and capitals; presidents’ names and images; or Spanish vocabulary and images. More information is available at www.dickandjanebakingco.com or by calling (248) 519-2418. No Need to Waffle Looking for a hand-held breakfast or snack to offer to your students when they’re on the go? Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles® are presweetened, fully baked and individually wrapped. Each waffle provides at least 16 grams of whole grains and is equivalent to two bread servings. Operators can choose from four flavors: Maple, Cinnamon, Blueberry and Chocolate Chip. New flavors are expected to be available for the 2012-13 school year. Additional details can be found at www.smuckerfoodservice.com or by calling (888) 550-9555. A Closer Look at… White Whole Grain Bagels If you have students who simply prefer the look of white bread over traditional whole-wheat alternatives, then consider Lender’s® White Whole Grain Bagels from Pinnacle Food Service. Made with 100% white whole-wheat flour, these bagels contain 26 grams of whole grain and 3 grams of fiber and provide 37% less sodium than Lender’s regular plain bagels. Lender’s bagels are shaped rather than stamped out, water-boiled and hearth-baked in an oven, maintaining the company’s traditional crunchyon-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside texture. Bagels can be served on breakfast menus, in a la carte lines or as a unique lunch option. Try your hand at creating various menu options from Lender’s-inspired recipes, developed by a professional chef, such as mini sliders and sweet-and-sour brisket sandwiches. Each 2-oz. white whole-grain bagel is pre-sliced and comes individually wrapped or in bulk. To find out more or to view recipes, visit www.pinnaclefoods.com or call (800) 768-6287.
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