The Slice Is Right Domino’s School Lunch Program offers healthy options to school nutrition operations with its Smart Slice pizza line. Smart Slice products feature a white whole-wheat crust; reduced-fat and -sodium pepperoni; reducedsodium sauce; and light mozzarella cheese to help K-12 operators adhere to nutrition guidelines while continuing to serve a lunch favorite to students. Smart Slice varieties include Bellroni, Kick’n Chicken, Smokehouse and Cheezzzilla. To learn more about the Domino’s School Lunch Program, visit www.schoollunch.dominos.com or call (800) 810-6633. Super Sauce Kikkoman has created a variety of sauces for the school meal segment that provide avor without adding excessive amounts of sodium to menu items. The Kikkoman sauces available for schools include Less Sodium Soy Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Katsu Sauce, Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing & Sauce, Sweet & Sour Sauce, Teriyaki Glaze and Less Sodium Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce. For more information, including recipe and menu ideas, visit www.kikkomanusa.com/foodservice or call (800) 944-0600. Finger-Lickin’ Chicken Tyson Food Service continues to help the nation’s schools meet recent federal nutrition requirements with 11 new whole-grain breaded chicken products and 10 new whole muscle chicken products developed specifically for use in reimbursable school meals. The new chicken patties, strips, bites, sticks, tenders and chunks represent the latest in a series of product launches by the company that are designed to help schools meet and exceed federal standards for healthier eating and students’ taste standards. Visit www.tysonk12.com for more information. Good Stuff Sumptuous Stuffed Sandwiches have arrived from E S Foods. The reformulated Philly Cheese Steak, Pepperoni Pizza and Cheese Pizza sandwiches feature layers of cheese, tomato sauces and slices of pepperoni. Also, E S Foods frequently updates its shelf-stable Breakfast BREAKS product line. The eco-friendly pouch packaging now features a transparent bottom half so you and your students can see the product variety in each package. To learn more, visit www.esfoods.com or call (516) 682-5494. Plenty of Fish Rapidly growing in popularity, swai fillets—another name for the pangasius fish—are winning over consumers with a light, flaky, white flesh that’s rich in protein, low in saturated fat and slightly sweet in flavor. Clear Springs Foods now offers swai for school menus. The fish, which is similar to tilapia or haddock, provides menu and preparation versatility and can be used in such applications as fish tacos or sandwich fillings. To learn more, visit www.clearsprings.com/products or call (800) 635-8211. ‘Rizon to the Top Horizon Software International introduces its MyPaymentsPlus App for Android users to supplement its current app for iPhone and iPad devices. The MyPayments Plus.com online prepayment system helps foodservice operators, as well as parents, manage student account balances. After logging into the MyPaymentsPlus app, a user can check a child’s account balance, review recent transactions and add money to an account. The app also sends push notifications when preset low-balance thresholds are reached. Learn more about this technology at www.horizonsoftware.com. Mother, May-o? Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil from Kraft Foodservice is a blend of olive, soybean and canola oils. With half the fat and calories of regular mayonnaise, the product can help operators to adhere to calorie and fat guidelines for school menu items without sacrificing flavor. For operational convenience, the product is available in gallon-size jugs and portion-control packs. To find out more, visit www.kraftfoodservice.com. Ravioli Rave Tofutti Brands has expanded its line of frozen foods to include egg-free, dairy-free cheese ravioli, available in two varieties: Jumbo and Bite-sized. The product is a healthy substitute for lactose-intolerant and vegan students. Tofutti Brands products also include dairy-free ice cream, Tofutti Cutie® sandwiches and novelty bars. For more information, visit www.tofutti.com. Be Happy Zip-Pocket Lightweight Chef Coats by Happy Chef offer a new, cost-effective way for school nutrition operations to add color to staff apparel. The jackets, made with durable yet lightweight fabric, are available in nine classic and modern colors suitable for matching any cafeteria’s branded theme. Short sleeves sporting a premium zipper pocket provide additional flexibility. These colorful coats are available in both unisex and women’s silhouettes. For details, visit www.happychefuniforms.com or call (800) 347-0288. La Bella Vita If you’re in search of a breakfast sans sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil or artificial flavors for your student customers, take a look at belVita Breakfast Biscuits, new from Mondelez International, Inc. More of a cross between a cookie and a breakfast bar than a traditional American biscuit, the products contain 18 to 20 grams of whole grain and 3 grams of fiber. They come in Golden Oat and Blueberry flavors and are packed in individual serving sizes. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/d4m35ea. A Closer Look at… Educational Resources Across the country, educators are creating innovative programs to highlight child nutrition and combat obesity. Helping the cause is the Egg Nutrition Center, the science division of the American Egg Board, which is featuring many top programs on its Teacher Exchange website, www.encteacher.org. Registration for the site is free, and it features videos detailing original health programs, along with a variety of downloadable resources to implement similar concepts in your school. For example, from Dallas, discover new tactics for breakfast-in-the-classroom service, while Laredo Elementary School in Colorado details a “Go, Slow, Whoa” program designed to teach students about making the most nutritious food choices. Are you and/or teachers at your school implementing creative health and nutrition programming or have ideas that need funding? ENCTeacher Exchange invites K-12 educators to submit their best concept to the website by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected concepts will earn a $500 honorarium. Also included on the Egg Nutrition Center website are links to egg recipes that you can make for your students in celebration of May’s National Egg Month or anytime throughout the year.
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