READ THIS What Do I Eat Now? A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes | Patti B. Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE and Tami A. Ross, RD, LD, CDE If you feel like your life has been upended by a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, this book can help with at least one aspect: your diet. From the American Diabetes Association, What Do I Eat Now? helps you make changes that will have you living a healthier lifestyle and improving your diabetes management within a month. DOWNLOAD THIS Waze | Available for Android and iOS If you hate the traffic that’s a part of life in a metropolitan area, download Waze, the most extensive real-time traffic app. It relies on users to make note of accidents, police activity, construction and other traffic barriers, helping you to navigate around it—or at least know how long you’ll be stuck in that traffic jam. CHECK THAT OUT SchoolCafé | PrimeroEdge PrimeroEdge has unveiled its newest solution for connecting school districts, parents and students: SchoolCafé, accessible on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. This mobile app connects families to all aspects of school nutrition, including menus, payments and eligibility. With SchoolCafé’s new “Make-a-Tray” feature, students may build a virtual meal tray by selecting the foods they would like to eat. Nutritional information for the entire meal is provided, teaching students and parents an important lesson on healthy eating. Visit http://primeroedge.com/SchoolCafe. CHECK THAT OUT Cloud-Based POS | MealTime Discover the freedom and power of a true cloud-based POS system. MealTime is helping schools simplify the setup and care of their POS system with mPower. This POS system is hosted at MealTime’s secure server facility, meaning there is no software to install or maintain. Visit www. mealtimeclm.com. CLICK THIS Free Classic Digital Artwork | The Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org/art/collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced a new policy that allows all images of public-domain artwork in the Met’s collection to be available for free and unrestricted use. That means if you find an image in the public domain collection that you want to use for an art appreciation day in the cafeteria, you can blow it up and display it for free. If you just want to put it on a coffee mug for yourself, that’s free, too. ENTER THIS Rise, Sizzle & Shine Recipe Contest | Jones Dairy Farm Enter your favorite original breakfast recipe using Jones Dairy Farm sausage (pork, chicken or turkey), bacon, Canadian bacon or ham in the Rise, Sizzle & Shine Breakfast Recipe Contest. Recipes will be accepted until May 12, 2017, on www.jonesdairyfarm.com/recipe_contest. First place will win $5,000, while second and third place will win $2,000 and $500, respectively. Other award catergories also available. CHECK THAT OUT Corn Muffins and Cookies | Otis Spunkmeyer/ARYZTA Baked goods company ARYZTA recently announced the expansion of its Otis Spunkmeyer Delicious Essentials line to include new individually wrapped Corn Muffins and Cookies. Products in this line meet school nutrition standards for reimbursable breakfast and Smart Snacks in School. The muffins are available in 2- and 4-oz. sizes, while the cookies come in Chocolate Chip and Carnival flavors. For information on these and other bakery goods, contact 855-4-ARYZTA. READ THIS 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success | Amy Morin Do you need a little inspiration as to how to be a stronger person? Psychotherapist Amy Morin shares her lessons on how to become mentally strong and avoid negative behaviors, such as feeling sorry for yourself, dwelling on the past and trying to please everyone. Instead, focus on the positives to become your best self. Available through top retailers. CHECK THAT OUT How-to Guide | Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers Check out the new Alaska Pollock: A How to Guide for Schools from the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers. It provides easy-to-follow information on the importance of seafood in children’s diets, facts about Alaska pollock, serving suggestions and preparation tips. It is designed to be a quick reference for school nutrition directors, managers and kitchen staff. For more information or to order free copies for your schools, contact GAPP at (206) 913-3930 or www.greatfish forgreatkids.org. CHECK THAT OUT Whole-Grain Mini Pancakes | De Wafelbakkers Offer something new at breakfast with Whole-Grain Mini Pancakes from De Wafelbakkers. Its A+ Cinnamon variety is made with sweet potato puree and contains just 180 calories, 270 mg sodium and 5 g protein. Apple Cinnamon, Banana, Blueberry and Maple flavors are also available. Visit www.dwbfoodservice.com. LOOK AT THAT Grant Winners | Smucker’s Foodservice Smucker’s Foodservice has awarded more than 20 K-12 school grants nationwide as part of its second annual “Get Out and Grow” Garden Promotion. The winner of the $15,000 grand prize and a visit from Team USA soccer athlete Ali Krieger is Oakland Elementary School, Spartanburg, S.C. The $5,000 silver prize goes to the Lucille Smith Elementary School, Lawndale, Calif. Twenty additional schools will receive $500 cash awards. CHECK THAT OUT Fruit Favorites | NORPAC Individually quick-frozen FLAV-R-PAC Fruit Favorites from NORPAC work particularly well in school foodservice settings because you can use a little or a lot, depending on your batch-cooking needs. Add these 3⁄8-in. diced pieces to yogurt parfaits, smoothies, baked goods or other recipes. The packs come in Apple, Mango, Peach, Pineapple and Strawberry and contain just 45 to 90 calories per 1-cup serving, depending on the variety. Visit www.norpac.com. CHECK THAT OUT Apple Crisps | Tree Top Foodservice With Strawberry Flavored Apple Crisps from Tree Top Foodservice, students can enjoy crispy apple slices with a mildly sweet coating. The snack, which credits as 1 fruit component, is made with 100% USA apples, is Buy American-certified and Smart Snack-approved. The product is free from allergens and has a one-year shelf life. Visit http://foodservice.treetop.com.
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