CHECK THAT OUT Sausage Rolls | Tasty Brands For a new school breakfast entrée, take a look at Tasty Brands’ individually wrapped sausage rolls. They come in three varieties: Whole-Grain Pork, Chicken and Beef Sausage; Whole-Grain Chicken and Turkey Sausage; and Whole-Grain Reduced- Sodium Chicken and Turkey Sausage. Each roll credits as 1-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate and 1-oz.-eq. grain. Learn more at http://tastybrandsk12.com/breakfast. DOWNLOAD THIS Gluten-Free Scanner | ScanGlutenFree.com Available on Android and iOS Find gluten-free products easily in the grocery store with the Gluten-Free Scanner, an app that allows you to use your smartphone to scan the barcodes of food and beverage products to review the ingredients, including any sources of “hidden” gluten. The database is maintained by a team of dietitians and researchers, according to the app creators, and contains more than 500,000 products. To learn more, visit http://scanglutenfree.com. READ THIS Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy | Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant The New York Times bestseller combines the personal insights of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg after the sudden death of her husband with research from University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Adam Grant. It focuses on the capacity of the human spirit to persevere and rediscover joy. The book goes beyond Sandberg’s story to explore a broad range of people who have overcome such hardships as illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters and war. Available at major retailers. CLICK THIS Tap Water Database | Environmental Working Group http://tinyurl.com/water-SNMagazine The Tap Water Database from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) allows users to learn what’s in their tap water simply by entering their ZIP code or local utility’s name. The database contains results from testing by the Environmental Protection Agency on drinking water between 2010 and 2015 from nearly 50,000 water utilities in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. EWG also incorporated results from water tests done by state agencies. In total, the tests found nearly 270 contaminants in drinking water across the country. Eight of the contaminants, including arsenic and lead, were reported in all 50 states. CHECK OUT Reduced-Sugar Fruit Roll-Ups | General Mills General Mills offers a reduced-sugar fruit snack that’s Smart Snacks-compliant. The Betty Crocker®-brand of fruit roll-ups comes in three reduced-sugar varieties: Crazy Colors, Strawberry and Berry Blast. These fruity snacks are also free from artificial coloring. Visit www.generalmillscf.com. LOOK AT THAT Bright Apples K-12 Sweepstakes | Knouse Foods Knouse Foods selected five K-12 schools as the prize winners for its 2017 Musselman’s® Bright Apples Sweepstakes. More than 650 participants submitted entries from January 1 through March 31 and, after a random drawing, Knouse Foods awarded each winner a $500 American Express® gift card to be used for school improvements, as well as their choice between an apple tree seedling or a case of Musselman’s® Squeezables. The five winning schools are: North Hagerstown (Md.) High School; Powhatan Elementary School, Clayton, N.C.; DeKalb Middle School, Waterloo, Ind.; Creekside Elementary School, Harvest, Ala.; and Murphey Middle School, Augusta, Ga. To learn more about Knouse Foods, visit www.knousefoodservice.com/segments/k12. CHECK THAT OUT PB&J Jamwich | AdvancePierre Serve a student favorite with Welch’s brand PB&J Jamwiches, which consist of peanut butter and high fructose corn syrup-free grape jelly on wholegrain bread. From AdvancePierre, the crustless sandwich is individually packaged for handheld convenience. Each sandwich contains 300 calories, 10 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Visit www.apfk12.com for more information. ENTER THIS Wellness Funding | Fuel Up to Play 60 Submit an application for up to $4,000 of funding to jumpstart healthy changes at your school. Qualifying K-12 schools that are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program are eligible to apply for and potentially receive funding to implement one “Healthy Eating Play” and one “Physical Activity Play” from the Fuel Up to Play 60 2017–18 Playbook. Applications are due by November 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com. CLICK THIS Tools for Schools | American Egg Board www.aeb.org The American Egg Board (AEB) wants to help school nutrition professionals excite their students about the nutrition and flavor that eggs can bring to menus. Visit its resource website for a number of promotional tools, such as labels and stickers, a how-to video series, marketing materials and super-cute “Eggy” character illustrations. Hard-boiled eggs are now approved as a USDA Smart Snacks option. Click on the “School Nutrition” link on the AEB site to access these resources, as well as recipes and serving ideas. CHECK THAT OUT Breakfast Eggroll | Ajinomoto Windsor A lunch favorite comes to breakfast in the form of a Whole-Grain Breakfast Eggroll from Golden Tiger, an Ajinomoto Windsor brand. This fully cooked 3-oz. roll, filled with egg, cheese and mild salsa in a whole-grain flour wrapper, credits as a 1-oz.-eq. grain and 1-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate. Simply heat and serve as an entrée, handheld snack or side item. Visit http://k12wow.com to learn more. ENTER THIS Recipe Contest | Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service The Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service (PNCPS) wants to reward foodservice managers and directors with cash prizes for recipes that capitalize on the use of fully ripe, peeled, poached and ready-to-use USA-grown pears. Operators entering the contest will vie for three top prizes (First: $2,000; Second: $1,000; Third: $500), and the first 25 entrants submitting qualifying recipes will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Submit your recipe by November 30, 2017. To review contest rules and enter, visit http://eatcannedpears.com. CHECK THAT OUT Fresh Pudding | Advanced Food Products Take a closer look at Real Fresh Pudding from Advanced Food Products, ready-to-serve in #10 cans or single-serve (3.5-ozs.) four-packs. No refrigeration is required, and the products have an extended shelf life of 12 to 18 months. Flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Tapioca, Banana and more. The puddings are Smart Snacks-compliant and free from trans fats and preservatives. Visit www.afpschoolnutrition.com.
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