CLICK THIS Handmade | Amazon www.amazon.com/handmade Amazon’s answer to Etsy is Handmade, a marketplace for creators to sell their wares. From jewelry to kitchen hand towels to party supplies, Handmade products are all, as the name states, made by hand (with some caveats). Amazon scrutinizes each application to ensure that the items aren’t being mass-produced. LOOK AT THAT Golden Carrot Awards | Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has announced the winners of the 2016 Golden Carrot Awards, established in 2004 to recognize K-12 foodservice teams that encourage students to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables and plant-based entrées. The top winner in 2016 was Central Park School for Children, Durham, N.C., while runners-up were Alachua (Fla.) Learning Academy; Integrity Academy, Austin, Texas; Ithaca City (NY) School District; and Lee County (Fla.) School District. Additionally, Loudoun County (Va.) Public Schools earned an honorable mention. Visit www.pcrm.org for more details about the awards program and this year’s winners. CHECK THAT OUT Dried Cranberries | Ocean Spray Serve Ocean Spray’s kid-friendly Craisins Dried Cranberries as a standalone snack or as part of breakfast, lunch or afterschool programs. Each pouch credits as a 1⁄2 cup of fruit and contains 3 grams of fiber. Flavors include strawberry, cherry, blueberry, orange (new!) and original. Visit www.oceanspray.coop for details. CHECK THAT OUT Breadstick Dough | Bridgford Bake up Bridgford’s White Whole- Wheat Cheesy Garlic Breadstick Dough to offer perfectly formed breadsticks, made with white whole-wheat flour (containing more than 51% whole wheat). One breadstick credits as 1-oz.-eq. grain servings and is free from trans fats. The breadsticks bake in just seven to 10 minutes. Learn more at www.bridgford.com. CHECK THAT OUT Merchandising Coolers | Keep milk, juice and other beverages cold with COLD-SELL’s merchandising coolers in both barrel and crate styles. These non-electric, insulated coolers work with cold panels that help to maintain temperatures in the thirties for 24 hours. The panels are frozen in a standard freezer and then inserted into product bays. The coolers can be located in key serving areas without access to an electrical plug. The interlocking “cold cell” panels are superior to using ice that can lead to food-safety issues related to melt water. Visit www.coldsell.com for details. ENTER THIS Recipe Photo Contest | Cuisinart Put your cooking and your photography skills to work with Cuisinart’s “Cook & Shoot” Recipe Photo Contest. Choose a recipe from the website database that does not have a photo, prepare it and take a digital picture of the finished product. Upload it to the contest database, and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a new Cuisinart product. Enter as many times as you wish; a new winner will be announced every two months. Visit www.cuisinart.com/recipes/recipe_photo. READ THIS In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto | Michael Pollan In The New York Times bestseller, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan explores the answer to the question: What do we eat to stay healthy? He delves into the idea that “nutritionism” has led to overly complicated eating habits. Instead of focusing on nutrients, Pollan advocates that people should simply focus on eating “real food.” CHECK THAT OUT Flavored Wrap | Catallia Add a new flavor to your sandwich menu with Catallia’s 100% Whole Wheat Chipotle- Flavored Wraps, an on-trend taste that caters to students with a spicy palate. The 9-in. tortillas have just 310 mg of sodium each and credit as 2-oz.-eq. grain. Call (651) 313-5005 for more information. CLICK THIS Financial Planning | Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission www.mymoney.gov Learn more about personal finance with MyMoney.gov, a project from the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which offers common-sense advice on financial basics, such as savings, earnings and borrowing. If you feel confident about your financial savvy, this is also a good website to introduce your children to the principles of personal finance. CHECK THAT OUT Whole-Grain Tostada Crowns/Bowls | Smokewood Foods Hispanic foods are one of the fastest-growing menu trends, and Smokewood Foods’ All- Natural Whole-Grain Tostada Crowns/Bowls can help school meal operations cater to that trend. The bowls (which come in 5-, 6-and 8-in. sizes) are baked, not fried. The engineered protected packaging is said to ensure low breakage during shipping and storing. Visit www.smokewoodfoods.com. CHECK THAT OUT Whole-Grain Crackers | Mondelez International Looking for a cracker that has whole- wheat flour as the first ingredient? Check out Whole-Grain Premium Saltine Crackers from Mondelez International. The crackers are free from high-fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils, and 54% of the creditable grains are whole. Six crackers credits as 1-oz.-eq. grains. For more information, visit www.foodservice-snacks-desserts.com. CHECK THAT OUT Condiment Dispensers | Kraft Heinz The Kraft Heinz Company is pleased to now offer KRAFT® Ranch Dressing and BULL’S-EYE® Barbecue Sauce in a large-volume dispenser format, an ideal setup for self-service condiment stations. Not only is the dispenser easy to use, but the attractive, branded unit helps keep the condiment area organized and presentable to guests. Each holds a disposable 1.5-gallon dispenser pack, which makes cleanup and pouch replacement a breeze. For more information and rebate details, visit www.kraftheinzcondiments.com/dispenser.
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