ENTER THIS Bake-Off | Pillsbury Quick! You have just a few days left to enter the Pillsbury Bake-Off (established back in 1949), before the November 10, 2017 deadline. This year’s contest features Food Network and Ree Drummond (“The Pioneer Woman”) as partners and requires that contestants submit a story along with an original recipe in one of the following categories: Cozy Breakfast, Appetizers for Any Party, Dinners with Heart and No-Fuss Desserts. Winners receive a home kitchen makeover, $50,000 and an appearance on Food Network TV and in its magazine. Visit www.pillsbury.com/bake-off-contest. CHECK THAT OUT UBR Bites | Rich’s Foodservice Rich’s Foodservice recently introduced UBR Bites, an individually wrapped package of four bite-sized UBR Round Granola Bars. The Bites come in two flavors, Cinnamon and Double Chocolate, and are soft, chewy, 100% whole grain and Smart Snacks-approved. It credits as 1.5-oz.- eq. whole grain. To learn more, visit www.richsk12.com. READ THIS Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2,000 Years | Louise Foxcroft Humans have had a complicated relationship with food and health and appearance for centuries and author Louise Foxcroft takes you back. The author, who has a PhD in the history of medicine from University of Cambridge, reviews the fashions and fads of body shape, as well as how cultural beliefs and societal norms have transformed over time. Available at major retailers. LOOK AT THAT SCrAP Winners | Environmental Research and Education Foundation Three schools recently won cash prizes from the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) for participating in the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP). Congratulations to the Gold winners of $1,500 each, Longfellow Elementary School, Boise, Idaho, and Water School, Chicago, and the Blue winner of $750, Wolcott (Vt.) Elementary School. The project was developed by EREF to quantify waste generated in K-12 cafeterias nationally. The School Nutrition Foundation is a partner in the project. Visit https://erefdn.org/school-cafeteria-waste to learn more about participating in this ongoing project. CHECK THAT OUT 100% Sparkling Juice | The Switch Start sparkling with The Switch, a 100% sparkling juice that meets Smart Snacks guidelines for all grade levels. The juice comes in eight flavors—Tropical Pineapple, Kiwi Berry, Fruit Punch, Black Cherry, Watermelon Strawberry, Grape, Orange Tangerine and Hardcore Apple—and credits as two fruit servings per 8-oz. can. The juice is free from added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Visit www.switchbev.com. CLICK THIS Breakfast Resources | USDA www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/toolkit USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service has developed Energize Your Day with School Breakfast, a collection of digital resources to help school nutrition operators establish or expand breakfast service. There are three modules available on the site: Getting Started with School Breakfast, Implementing Your Program and Marketing Your Program. The materials will help you to determine the best type of meal service, calculate costs, develop menus and design a marketing plan. ENTER THIS Kitchen Makeover | Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Do you have space issues in your school kitchen? Enter the Kitchen Storage Makeover contest from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, sponsored by Metro. Submit up to 10 photos of your existing back-of-house storage space, including dry storage, refrigerated storage, sink and prep areas. Include a description of why your space needs a makeover. The deadline is January 31, 2018. The winner will be announced in March 2018. Visit www.fesmag.com/ksm to enter. CHECK THAT OUT Sandwich Grill | Globe Equipment Globe Equipment recently expanded its lineup of electric sandwich grills to include the GPGS1410, a panini grill featuring both smooth and grooved plates. The combo unit is constructed of stainless steel with a durable, adjustable-tension spring hinge and has a large 14-in.-wide cooking surface. The grooved top provides popular grill marks for presentation of sandwiches, quesadillas, meat, vegetable, chicken and other products. The smooth bottom plate provides superior heat transfer, easy clean up and versatility as a griddle. Find out more at www.globeequipment.com. CLICK THIS K-12 Implementation Guide | The Mondays Guide www.meatlessmonday.com The Meatless Monday website is a nonprofit initiative of The Mondays Guide, which works in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It features a K-12 Implementation Guide to provide operators with guidance to help start and promote a Meatless Monday program in compliance with federal nutrition standards, covering topics such as Meatless Monday benefits; how to get started; strategies for success; talking points to train staff; and evaluation criteria for the campaign. LOOK AT THAT Save Your Kitchen Winner | Traulsen Congratulations to Steven Kamlet of Long Beach High School, Lido Beach, N.Y., who won Traulsen’s 2017 Save Your Kitchen equipment giveaway. The school will receive a number of Traulsen items, including a hot food holding cabinet, roll-in refrigerator, freezer and milk cooler. To learn more, visit www.saveyourkitchen.com or www.traulsen.com. CHECK THAT OUT Fruitocracy | DOLE Packaged Foods Serve delicious fruit in a new form with Fruitocracy from DOLE. Three varieties of squeezable all-natural fruit are available in 3.2-oz. and 4.8-oz easy-serve pouches. Fruitocracy is free from refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, GMO ingredients and artificial flavors. This no-mess, grab ‘n’ go snack also provides 20% of the RDA of vitamin C. For more information, visit www.dolefoodservice.com. DOWNLOAD THIS Credit Score App | Credit Karma Keep an eye on your credit for free with Credit Karma, which pulls your credit score straight from two major reporting bureaus (TransUnion and Equifax) and updates it regularly. If you want to learn more about credit, the app informs you the exact factors that influence your score and how to improve the result. You can also access this information on the company’s website, www.creditkarma.com. Available on iOS and Android.
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