CHECK THAT OUT ZEE ZEEs Hummus | National Food Group Protein-packed, low-fat and high in fiber, ZEE ZEEs Hummus Cups provide the fuel that students need. Flavors include Original and Red Pepper, both of which come in shelf-stable 3-oz. servings. The hummus complies with Smart Snacks in Schools standards and credits as 1-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate or ¼ cup vegetables for reimbursable meals. Visit http://www.nationalfoodgroup.com. LOOK AT THAT Let’s Move! Active School Winners | Let’s Move! In September, Let’s Move! Active Schools, a component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, announced its 2016 National Award recipients. A whopping 544 U.S. schools, representing 41 states plus the District of Columbia, were recognized. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after school each day. To earn the honor, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education, physical activity before and after school, physical activity during school, staff involvement and family and community engagement. For the full list of winners, visit http://tinyurl.com/activeschoolwinners-sn. READ THIS Eat to Live Cookbook | Joel Fuhrman, MD Try out one of 200 recipes in the Eat to Live Cookbook, written by Joel Fuhrman, MD, a board-certified family physician and nutrition researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and other natural methods. Prior to introducing readers to a plant-based recipe section in the book, Fuhrman shares nutritional research findings, success stories and practical advice. Recipes include Pomegranate Refresher, Tuscan Tofu Scramble, Apple Bok Choy Salad and Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup. LOOK AT THAT Carton Construction Contest | Made by Milk The time has passed to enter Made by Milk’s current Carton Construction contest; however, you are encouraged to weigh in by picking your favorite finalist to determine the People’s Choice winner. Visit http://www.madebymilkcontest.com through December 9, 2016, to make your selection. The winner of the contest, the theme of which is “invention,” will earn $2,500 for their school. All winning schools will be notified by January 4, 2017. CHECK THAT OUT Induction Rethermalizer | Vollrath The Mirage Induction Rethermalizer from Vollrath combines induction and rethermalizer technology to bring an array of benefits to foodservice operators. Induction technology transfers heat directly to the induction-ready-inset, enabling the rethermalizer to operate without water and eliminating the need to fill and refill the unit. This also creates faster reheating times. Plus, this rethermalizer even has the intelligence to tell the operator when to stir! The 7- or 11-qt. models, in red or silver finishes, are sold complete with Vollrath’s induction ready inset (required). The rethermalizers are NSF-certified, UL-listed and meet NSF4 performance criteria. Visit http://www.vollrath.com. CHECK THAT OUT High-Protein Pasta | ProHealth Pasta Try out a pasta that tastes like pasta but is made from legumes. ProHealth Pasta’s Red Lentil Pasta and Black Bean Pasta options prep just like conventional pasta—8 minutes to boil—but offers the same amount of protein as 3 ozs. of chicken, according to the manufacturer. Both varieties offer menu versatility, crediting as 2-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate (with an additional 0.25-oz. eq. of M/MA or ½ cup legume or ½ cup vegetable. Both types of pasta come in rotini, penne and elbow macaroni forms. Visit http://www.prohealthpasta.com. LOOK AT THAT Spring Celebrations Recipe Contest | Taste of Home Congratulations to one of School Nutrition’s own! Contributing Editor Kelsey Casselbury recently won first place in Taste of Home’s Spring Celebrations Recipe Contest. Her recipe for an Asian Noodle & Beef Salad, a mixture of thinly sliced beef, cold rice noodles, sliced vegetables and an Asian-inspired sauce, earned her $300. The recipe will appear in the April/May 2017 issue of Simple Celebrations. For more information on the magazine’s contests, visit http://www.tasteofhome.com/contests. CLICK THIS Fixya | Fixya Ltd. http://www.fixya.com Get the help you need to make repairs to things—whether it’s a car, a camera or a mobile device—with Fixya, a community-based troubleshooting resource that provides consumer-generated, practical product tips to help consumers find solutions related to more than 19 million products. Fixya is a place where individuals can share real-world experiences and connect to provide each other practical advice. CLICK THIS Meditation App | Stop, Breathe & Think http://www.stopbreathethink.org According to the creators of the free app, Stop, Breathe & Think, you can develop and apply kindness and compassion in your daily life through a simple process: First, stop what you are doing. Check in with what you are thinking, and how you are feeling. Next, practice mindful breathing to create space between your thoughts, emotions and reactions. Finally, learn to broaden your perspective and strengthen your force field of peace and calm by practicing one of the meditations. The app is available for iOS and Android, and is available on the web. ENTER THIS Breakfast Grants | Pinnacle Food Service Pinnacle Food Service’s School Breakfast Building Grant Program is designed to help recipient schools increase student breakfast participation by providing supplemental funding to support or enhance an existing program or jump-start a new program. Individual grants of up to $1,000 are awarded on a rolling basis to K-12 public and private schools or districts that participate in the federal School Breakfast Program. Eligible schools/districts must have a reimbursable breakfast ADP of less than 40% of the school/building enrollment. To apply, visit http://foodservice.pinnaclefoods.com/links/grant-program. CHECK THAT OUT Commodity Chicken | AdvancePierre AdvancePierre is now a processor source for commodity chicken products, including Whole-Grain Breaded Chicken Patties, Grilled Chicken Patties (touted as a clean label product), Breaded Chicken Tenders, Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Mini Twins, Breaded Popcorn Chicken, Breaded Chicken Nuggets, Breaded Spicy Chicken Patties and Chicken Mini Twins with Hot Pepper Cheese. For more information on processing your USDA Foods allotment, visit http://www.apfk12.com CHECK THAT OUT Vegetable Prep Machine | Robot Coupe The new, improved CL50E Vegetable Prep Machine from Robot Coupe has been designed to process large amounts of vegetables in a short amount of time. Its continuous feed unit features two hoppers in a single head, which allows you to process even extra-bulky vegetables. It features 52 different processing plates and an optional mashed potato attachment. Visit http://www.robotcoupeusa.com.
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