A Closer Look at… The Global Picture With continued national and international concern about rising obesity rates, hunger and obstacles to a sustainable food supply, school meal professionals are encouraged to raise their awareness of global food issues and politics. Consider starting with a comprehensive resource offered by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition: Eating Planet 2012: Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet. The report, produced in collaboration with the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project, highlights the challenges facing today’s global food and agricultural systems and explains how food and farming approaches are essential to improving personal health worldwide. Eating Planet 2012 is divided into four sections: Food for All, Food for Sustainable Growth, Food for Health and Food for Culture. Each section includes recommendations, proposals and actions that can be taken to alleviate global food-related paradoxes, including sustainability and hunger/malnutrition. The report also suggests specific reforms in the areas of healthy eating and lifestyles, fair food prices and responsible food trade. To purchase the report, visit Amazon.com or iTunes. To learn more about Eating Planet 2012, visit www.barillacfn.com/en. Albie Charmed Albie’s Foods, Inc., offers multiple menu options developed to meet CN requirements. Consider, for example, e.z. jammers Wow! Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwiches made from whole grain; the whole-grain Pizza Calzone; Apple Filled Jammer Sticks, thaw-and-serve breadsticks stuffed with apple filling; and par-baked Pizza & Cheese Sticks, packaged with a dipping sauce. Learn more at www.albies.com or call (877) 725-2437. Combination Sensation Alto-Shaam’s CombiTouch™ Combitherm combi oven features six cook settings, and graphic controls help ensure that correct preparation steps are followed. A diagnostic function alerts operators if there is a problem. It also features a downloadable HACCP function and a memory that can hold up to 250 recipes. Find out more at www.alto-shaam.com or call (800) 558-8744. Just Say YES! The YES—Yield, Ease and Sustainability—Pack by Kraft is a new eco-friendly, flexible foodservice package available for eight of the company’s line of premium dressings. Its unique design eliminates scooping and cleaning, and the package features an easy-grip handle to make it easy to carry from storage to prep areas. A smaller mouth provides more accurate pouring. Kraft Foodservice will donate one meal to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals, for every case of Kraft YES Pack dressings purchased through December 2012. For more information, visit www.kraftyespack.com or call (800) 537-9338. Eco-Wash Ecolab’s APEX™ TSC is a warewashing system that includes concentrated solid formulations that eliminate the need to handle buckets of liquid product, non-caustic detergent and an internal self-cleaning sump that helps reduce contamination and helps control warewashing costs. For more information, visit www.ecolab.com or call (800) 352-5326. Connection Detection IDConnect is a finger identification software and reader system that can help speed up lunch lines and help to eliminate errors and fraud. The system uses vector analysis measuring techniques based on reading unique points on the finger pad, then converting these measurements into a key for that finger without storing an image of the actual fingerprint. IDConnect is only available through its developer, Educational Biometric Technology. To learn more, visit www.fingerid.net or call (800) 248-7460. Reach High General Mills Foodservice offers Mountain High® All Natural Yoghurt, a European-style yogurt available in Original Style Plain and Lowfat Plain. Both varieties, which come in 32-oz. packages, contain 10 grams of protein or more per serving and can be used to create meals with less fat and fewer calories than conventional recipes. For information, call (800) 882-5252 or visit www.generalmillsfoodservice.com. Correction In August’s On the Market column, an item about Borden Foodservice’s reducedsugar milk line included incorrect contact information for more product details. To learn more about the product, readers should visit www.bordendelivers.com. School Nutrition regrets the error.
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