CHECK THAT OUT Electronic Cooking Controls | Unified Brands Unified Brands has released new electronic controls for its Groen braising pans and steam jacketed kettles to help operators reduce food and labor costs and produce higher quality food. The new controls feature a digital timer and temperature presets that allow operators to deliver consistent results. The IPX6-rated water-resistant control panel provides greater reliability, intended to minimize repair bills and other costs of downtime associated with improper or minimal cleaning of equipment at the end of shifts. Visit www.unifiedbrands.net. READ THIS Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World | Adam Grant How can we become more original and go against the grain helping to improve the world—without risking it all? A professor at Wharton Business School addresses the challenge in this inspiring read of ideas and values that shun traditions and resist conformity. Grant shares studies and stories that span business, sports, entertainment and politics. The New York Times Book Review calls the book, “Thought-provoking.” CHECK THAT OUT SpeeDelight | Electrolux Electrolux Professional now offers a new high-speed, small-footprint cooking solution: SpeeDelight. Its unique focus on fast cooking and high quality makes it suitable for a wide range of foodservice operations. The unit combines three cooking technologies (contact plates, microwave and infrared radiation), so it can prepare a variety of quick dishes, everything from burgers to pizzas to wraps to pastries. Visit http://professional.electroluxusa.com/food-service/speedelight to learn more. CLICK THIS #WellnessWins | Alliance for a Healthier Generation www.wellnesswins.org Learn more about how to build and develop support for school wellness policies with #WellnessWins, a campaign from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and partners, including Voices for Healthy Kids. This initiative celebrates wellness success in K-12 schools and aims to inspire others to create healthier school environments. The site includes downloadable resources, intriguing success stories and tips to support school wellness efforts. CLICK THIS Raspberry Crush | National Processed Raspberry Council www.redrazz.org Visit this site from the National Processed Raspberry Council to discover simple recipe techniques, such as its Raspberry Crush concept. After slightly thawing and gently mashing the berries (in the bag, so it’s mess-free!), the crushed berries can add flavor, texture and a sweet-tart tang to sauces, condiments, baked goods and beverages. Also, check out the Processed Red Raspberry Flavor Guide. DOWNLOAD THIS Streaks | Available for Android and iOS Trying to get a good habit going? Download Streaks, an app that gives you a reminder every day for up to six healthy habits, whether it’s walking the dog, flossing your teeth or doing a sit-up routine. The Streaks app comes loaded with a number of possible habits to build, should you need inspiration. It integrates with Apple Watch for an even-more noticeable reminder on your wrist. LOOK AT THAT Grant Winners | Seeds of Change Twelve school gardens (along with 12 community gardens) each earned a grant from Seeds of Change, a producer of sustainably grown organic seeds, which distributed $310,000 in grants this year. At the top of the list, two schools—Henry H. North Elementary School Garden, Lansing, Mich., and Southridge Outdoor Learning Facility, Lewisville, Texas—and two community garden programs will receive a total of $110,000 in grants. Visit www.seedsofchangegrant.com for details. ENTER THIS FAME Awards | Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence The FAME Awards has announced the call for nominations for the 29th annual competition honoring outstanding accomplishments among school nutrition professionals. Nominations will be taken via a downloadable form at www.fameawards.net, and must be emailed to email@example.com by 5 p.m. CST on October 3, 2017. Categories include Golden Star Director of School Nutrition Award and five Silver Star Awards: Leadership, Spirit, Rising Star, Special Achievement and Friend of Child Nutrition. The awards are sponsored by Basic American Foods, Tyson Foodservice and Schwan’s Food Service. CLICK THIS Hungry to Help | Feeding America www.scholastic.com/hungrytohelp As the school year begins, commit to teaching students empathy for those who face hunger every day. To drive awareness about families struggling with hunger, Feeding America is launching a new collaboration with Scholastic to provide educators, students and parents with resources and activities that encourage community support for families in need. The program, called “Hungry to Help,” is funded by ConAgra Brands Foundation. CHECK THAT OUT Tabletop Food Filler | Unifiller Systems, Inc. Portion accurately, reduce waste, manage raw ingredient costs and increase production yield with the ELF400 Tabletop Food Filler from Unifiller. A portable compact depositor, the ELF400 offers dishwasher-safe parts for quick cleaning and easy changeover. Use it for tarts, muffins, cookies and other baked goods produced in a central kitchen. It’s able to handle food items up to 3⁄4-in. cubes in size. Visit www.unifiller.com. CLICK THIS CACFP Meal Pattern Training Tools | USDA www.fns.usda.gov/tn/cacfp-meal-pattern-training-tools Head to this site to discover new, colorful, engaging training materials from USDA that are designed to empower CACFP providers to properly implement meal pattern requirements that take effect October 1, 2017. These tools are designed to train providers, operators, menu planners and other staff in meeting CACFP nutrition standards, which include a greater variety of vegetables, more whole grains and less added sugars and saturated CHECK THAT OUT Fruit in Fruit Juice | Nu-Health Find a new way to serve produce with Fruit in Fruit Juice™ from Nu-Health. The line comes in 4.5- or 9-oz. sizes and five varieties: Apples, Mandarin Oranges, Peaches, Pears and Pineapple. The line is said to meet nutrition standards for reimbursable school meals and is Smart Snack compliant. It’s 100% fruit in 100% fruit juice and is free from preservatives and added sugar, as well as artificial sweeteners and flavors. Learn more at www.nuhealthfruit.com.
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