Appletite In The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, author Amy Traverso offers 100 recipes for apples used in a variety of dishes, including appetizers, desserts and beverages. Check out such recipes as Squash and Apple Gratin and Apple Cider-Brined Turkey with Applejack-Sage Gravy. The cookbook also offers apple cooking tips, tips for apple peeling and coring and a guide to apple varieties. To learn more about purchasing The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, visit www.wwnorton.com. Tools You Can Use The Farm to School Showcase Toolkit: A Guide for Connecting Local Food Suppliers With School Food Buyers at School Nutrition Trade Shows from Ecotrust walks potential vendors through hosting a farm-toschool showcase event at local SNA conferences by providing them with information they need to know to recruit other vendors and offering suggestions on how to promote the event. Also included are a checklist and planning timeline. To download a copy of the Toolkit, visit http://tinyurl.com/farmtoschooltoolkit. Addressing Allergies School nutrition operators may find The Total Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide by Alexandra Anca, MHSc, RD, helpful in planning menus for students with special dietary needs. The book includes 150 recipes that do not contain gluten or common food allergens and offers information on how to verify suspected allergies and intolerances, as well as advice on how to plan an allergy-free diet. To learn more, visit www.robertrose.ca. Party Hearty Vegans Know How to Party by Chef Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD, offers more than 465 vegan recipes, including desserts, appetizers, main dishes and beyond. Some of the chapters that your school nutrition team may find useful are “Entertaining Children” and “Cooking for a Crowd.” For more details, visit www.vrg.org/catalog or call (410) 366-8343. See the Index In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Glycemic Index Snacks, authors Lucy Beale and Julie Alles, RD, LD, CLT, detail how to address excess weight and glucose disorders by measuring the carbohydrate content of different foods. The reference includes a list of low glycemic index snacks especially for kids, vegetarian and vegan alternatives and snacks for entertaining a group. To learn more about the book, the authors and how to purchase, visit www.idiotsguides.com or call (800) 526-0275. Cool Fuel Fueling the Teen Machine: What It Takes to Make Good Choices for Yourself Every Day, 2nd Edition by Ellen Shanley, MBA, RD, and Colleen Thompson, MS, RD, serves as a guide to navigating the specific health and nutrition needs for teens. Written for readers in this age group, the book covers a wide spectrum of topics from healthy weight management to sports nutrition to eating disorders to making savvy decisions at quickserve restaurants. Learn more at www.bullpub.com or by calling (800) 676-2855. Picture Perfect Even though school cafeteria staff work under significant time constraints to produce high volumes, prioritizing food presentation could be one tactic that will help to improve student participation. Cooking to the Image: A Plating Handbook by Chef Elaine Sikorski, CEC, CCE, details a complete design methodology to meal plating, from offering a historical perspective to exploring the “Interactive Table Setting.” The book is full-color with plenty of visuals and is available in both paperback and electronic formats. Visit www.wiley.com for more information. Reign of Grain Don’t limit your whole-grain options to a few standard items! Judith Finlayson’s The Complete Gluten- Free Whole Grains Cookbook offers ideas for incorporating all sorts of grains (including gluten-free options) into tasty dishes. Amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, sorghum, teff and more are featured. Want to boost whole grains at breakfast? Try Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes. For lunch, explore Southwestern Turkey Chowder. This reference will help you stretch your creativity. Visit www.judithfinlayson.com to learn more. What Will They Eat? Arm yourself with practical information about creating healthy mealtime opportunities for children. Although Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens, from the team at Eat Right Press, the publishing arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is written for parents, it’s a useful tool for school nutrition operators, as well. In particular, check out the 40+ kid-approved recipes, which can be adapted to foodservice settings. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/eatrightbook. Ice, Ice Baby It’s still summertime, and the livin’ is…hot! Kids love to cool down with a frozen treat, so skip the added sugars and artificial flavorings and make ice pops from scratch. Andrew Chase’s book, 200 Best Ice Pop Recipes, offers both classic and innovative recipes for ice pops, inspired by flavor combinations from all around the globe. These ice pops are easy to make, frosty cold and full of wholesome, healthy ingredients. Visit www.robert rose.ca to read more or to order your copy. Reading Rainbow Teach your students some new food facts with Fruit, Veggies and Poi by member Kevin Ponce, SNS, and his wife Paula Ponce, MS, RD, LD. This rhyming tale explains where the Polynesian staple poi comes from and what it is, in addition to sharing fun details about many of the more conventional fruits and vegetables that kids may already enjoy eating. For more about the book, which also is available in an electronic format, visit http://tinyurl.com/poncebook. Oodles of Advice Poodles, Noodles and Snickerdoodles by Kathy L. Raunikar uses poodle puppies as the protagonists in a colorfully illustrated children’s tale about making healthful decisions. Just like children, puppies can’t grow big and strong by eating only buttery, cheesy noodles and oodles of snickerdoodles. But it’s never too late to adopt healthy eating habits—for the puppies or the kids. Check your favorite online book-store to find a copy of this children’s fiction book. Green & Clean Clean Eating for Busy Families by Michelle Dudash, RD, is designed to help families who are short on time but still want to serve healthy, whole foods for dinner. School nutrition operators may be inspired by the range of nutrient-rich recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, such as Orange Peel Chicken & Broccoli Stir-fry with Brown Rice and Baja Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo. It’s available in print and electronic formats; visit www.qbookshop.com for details. A Closer Look at… A Modern-Day Heroine Dealing with children’s food allergies can be a challenge for both parents and schools, but most of all, for the child. Children’s fiction book Kylie’s Special Treat: A Food Allergy Fairy Tale, by Letizia Barbetta with illustrations by Wendy Sefcik, asserts that kids with food allergies—nearly 6 million children in the United States, according to recent studies—can live happily ever after, too. The book is targeted to 4- to 8-yearolds, drawing on the beloved Cinderella tale. In this case, however, the protagonist wins the prince she has been dreaming of by baking him a favorite dessert without using any of her allergens: milks, eggs and nuts. The recipe for that special treat is featured in the text, as are tips and resources for parents and other adults on accommodating children with food allergies. Inspired by the food allergies experienced by the author’s daughter, Kylie’s Special Treat is published by Second Street Publishing, LLC. To learn more, buy the book or download free printable coloring pages, visit www.kyliesspecialtreat.com.
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