￼CHECK THAT OUT Baked Pillsbury Breads | General Mills Foodservice New baked PillsburyTM Breads from General Mills Foodservice make it easier for schools to menu hot and cold sandwiches. PillsburyTM Panini Bread comes pre-grilled and provides a quick and easy way for staff to make hot panini sandwiches without special equipment. PillsburyTM Ciabatta Bread, pre-sliced whole-grain ciabatta rolls, simply need to be thawed before serving. The Panini Bread is 1-oz.-eq. grains and features 100 mg of sodium. The Ciabatta Bread credits as 2-oz.-eq. grains and contains 170 mg of sodium. The roll-out of these breads comes with a host of recipe suggestions and videos. Visit www.generalmillscf.com. ENTER THIS Spring 2017 Contest | Carton 2 Garden It’s the time of year to showcase your students’ creativity by repurposing milk and juice cartons from the school cafeteria to build or enhance your school garden in the Spring 2017 Carton 2 Garden Contest, from Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org. The best use of cartons in a school garden gives your school the chance to win one of 14 prizes, with a grand prize valued at $5,000. Enter by April 12, 2017; visit http://carton2garden.com for an entry kit and FAQ. CHECK THAT OUT Turkey Products | Shady Brook Farms Operators can feel good about menuing turkey products such as drummettes, wings and easy-prep entrees like turkey pot roast and turkey franks when purchasing these items from Shady Brook Farms. The company’s turkeys are raised by independent farmers and are free from growth-promoting antibiotics, hormones and steroids. Also available are items in the Sliced Selects line, such as Turkey Ham and Oven-roasted Turkey Breast. For details, visit http://k12.shadybrookfarms.com. CHECK THAT OUT Breadstick Dough | Bridgford Bake up Bridgford’s White Whole-Wheat Cheesy Garlic Breadstick Dough—and offer students perfectly formed pre-cut breadsticks, made with white whole-wheat flour (containing more than 51% whole wheat). One breadstick credits as 1-oz.-eq. grain and is free from trans fats. The breadsticks bake in just seven to 10 minutes. Learn more at www.bridgford.com. LOOK AT THAT Ben’s Beginners Winners | Uncle Ben’s/Mars Congratulations to the five winners of the national Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, sponsored by the Uncle Ben’s division of Mars, Inc. Each winner received a $15,000 cash prize for their family, a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for their school and a home-town celebration. Winners are Roslyn and Samuel Davis of Shreveport, La.; Shelia and Nathan Davis of Charlevoix, Mich.; Tommy and Jesse Gunn of New York City, N.Y.; Wes and Georgia Holloman of Pearland, Texas; and Trisha and Cinnamon Lee of Kaneohe, Hawaii. To view the winning recipes, visit http://beginners.unclebens.com. CLICK THIS Free Credit Reports | Central Source, LLC www.annualcreditreport.com Did you know you have the right to request a free credit report from the three agencies (TransUnion, Equifax and Experian) each year, per federal law? You can do so with Annual CreditReport.com—but be sure to use this site and not a similar URL that pretends to be the official site. You’ll be asked to answer some identifying information and then pull reports from each of the companies. In this era of identity fraud, it’s a good practice to check your credit report at least once every 12 months to make sure everything is on the up and up. READ THIS Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat | Chrissy Teigen Looking for fun recipes to spice up your family meals? Check out model and host Chrissy Teigen’s 2016 cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. Recipes include several inspired by her husband, singer John Legend, including John’s Famous Fried Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Butter and John’s Breakfast Sandwiches, as well as other family favorites, such as Charred and Garlicky Broccoli and Cheesy Cheeseless Scrambled Eggs. (By the way, despite Teigen’s fit physique, this is decidedly not a diet cookbook!) Available through top retailers. CHECK THAT OUT All-Natural Cherries | Oregon Cherry Growers Now more than ever, stakeholders are conscious of what’s going into their school kitchens. Oregon Cherry Growers’ product lines of all natural, non-GMO maraschinos and dried fruits help ensure that students and their parents are happy with what’s coming out of the kitchen, as well. To learn about the products available from the grower-owned farms, visit www.oregoncherry.com. CHECK THAT OUT Sunflower Seed Butter | SunButter Serve a spread appropriate for students with nut allergies, as well as those looking for something different. Peanut-free sunflower seed butter from SunButter is also free from tree nuts, gluten, soy dairy and GMOs. It’s available in tubs, 1.1-oz. cups and 2.2-oz. cups. Each 1.1-oz. cup credits as 1-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate. Learn more at www.sunbutterfoodservice.com. CLICK THIS MindBodyGreen www.mindbodygreen.com The goal of MindBodyGreen is to help you live your best life through wellness-based lifestyle changes. On the site, you can read (or watch) many free articles, videos, recipes and fitness tutorials, as well as enroll in video classes on yoga, controlling anxiety, improving relationships and more, available for a fee. CHECK THAT OUT Mexican Food Products | Foster Farms The Fernando’s line of Mexican entrees from Foster Farms Foodservice brings restaurant-quality Mexican food to the school cafeteria. Specifically formulated to easily comply with the new USDA meal patterns, Fernando’s entrées offer menuing solutions while driving ADP. Options include Whole-Grain Burritos (cheese, beef, chicken and bean), Whole-Grain Quesadillas (beef, chicken and cheese), Whole-Grain Enchiladas (chicken, beef and cheese) and more. Visit www.fosterfarmsfoodservice.com/schools. CHECK THAT OUT Training Resources | Idaho Potato Commission To help when time is short in a hectic kitchen, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created a resource for producing perfect mashed potatoes and crisp French fries from frozen potatoes. In convenient poster form, both “How to Make Perfect Mashed Idaho® Potatoes” and “How to Make Perfect Idaho Potato Frozen Fries” take a step-by-step approach to delivering fluffy mashed potatoes and first-rate fries. To download these posters and other IPC educational materials, head to www.idahopotato.com/foodservice/foodservice-marketing-programs. To order a print version, contact Jarrell Vail at email@example.com.
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