CHECK THAT OUT Edibowls | True Natural Foods Company Skip the tray or takeout container and serve entrees in an Edibowl® from True Natural Foods Company. The baked (not fried) whole-wheat edible shell is just right for salads, rice, taco meat and more. K-12 operators can serve full entrees for less than $.69 by filling Edibowls with commodity meats, beans and cheese. The product comes in two sizes, 4.5-in./6-oz. bowls and 6.25-in./15-oz. bowls; it credits for 1-oz.eq. grain. They arrive ready to serve and can be stored for up to 180 days. To learn more, visit www.truenaturalfoods.com. CHECK THAT OUT Mega Minis | Tyson New Mega Minis™ Whole-Grain Breaded Chicken Chunks are bite-sized pieces, featuring the homestyle breading textures that students enjoy. Tyson Mega Minis are available for commodity processing, are made with whole muscle white meat and are free from artificial ingredients. Each portion of Mega Minis credits as 2-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate and 1-oz.-eq. grain. For more information, visit www.tysonfoodservice.com. CLICK THIS Trauma Recovery Resources | Sesame Street in Communities www.sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences The childhood education experts at Sesame Street have launched a special initiative, Sesame Street in Communities, to share hundreds of bilingual multimedia tools to support kids. It recently released items to aid caregivers in helping young children cope with traumatic experiences. These resources, which can be sorted by age and activity-length, include articles, as well as video workshops with accompanying “printables” for kids. CHECK THAT OUT Sidekicks | Country Pure Foods Cherry Smooth ‘n Good, a new flavor addition to the SideKicks® line from Country Pure Foods, tastes like a fruit but counts as a vegetable in school nutrition applications. The smooth, frozen product is easy to spoon and is made of a 100% vegetable and fruit juice blend. It credits as a 1⁄2 cup other vegetable. Country Pure also offers SideKicks in SourCherry-Lemon, Kiwi-Strawberry, BlueRaspberry-Lemon, Strawberry-Mango and Sunbelievable flavors, all of which credit as 1⁄2 cup fruit. Visit www.ridgefields.com. CHECK THAT OUT Whole-Grain Pop-Tarts | Kellogg’s Serve a kid-favorite with new Whole-Grain Frosted Blueberry Pop-Tarts from Kellogg’s. This simple breakfast item can be eaten at room temperature, straight from the package or toasted for a hot meal. The toaster pastry is Smart Snacks-compliant and credits as 1-oz.-eq. grain. Other whole-grain Pop-Tart options include Frosted Strawberry, Frosted Cinnamon and Frosted Fudge. Check them out at www.kelloggsspecialtychannels.com. ENTER THIS Farm to School Grants | USDA Time is running out to apply for a FY 2018 Farm to School Grant from USDA, which anticipates awarding approximately $5 million in individual grants to support efforts to improve access to local foods in schools. Applicants can apply for a planning grant, implementation grant or training grant; the awards range from $20,000 to $100,000. The deadline for this funding cycle is December 8, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET). To learn more about applying, visit http://tinyurl.com/ftsgrant-snmag. CHECK THAT OUT Smart Stix | Western’s Smokehouse When seeking healthy snack alternatives for students, consider Smart Stix from Western’s Smokehouse. Made from lean cuts of meats, seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices and then hickory-smoked, they comply with Smart Snacks in Schools requirements. The fully cooked products are individually wrapped and have a 13-month shelf life. Smart Stix come in five flavors: Barbeque, Hickory smoked, Jalapeño, Sweet & Sassy and Original. Visit www.westerns-smokehouse.com. DOWNLOAD THIS Google Assistant | Google Available on iOS and Android Whether to stay sane during this busy holiday season or to get yourself organized for 2018, you probably need an assistant! How about the Google Assistant app? With the Assistant app, you can note reminders, manage tasks, send texts, access information, check flight info, search emails, plan your day and much more. From “Call Grandma on speakerphone,” to “Show my vacation photos,” speak and it shall be done! Learn more at http://assistant.google.com. LOOK AT THAT School Breakfast Grants | Action for Healthy Kids and Kellogg Company Action for Healthy Kids announced that more than 175 schools in 40 school districts have received Breakfasts for Better Days™ School Breakfast grants for SY 2017-18, provided with support from Kellogg Company and Kellogg Company Fund. The grants are designed to help schools and districts pilot or expand school breakfast programs and will be used to purchase equipment or cover program costs. To see a complete list of funded schools, visit www.actionforhealthykids.org/kellogg. CHECK THAT OUT WowButter EZ Jammers | Albie’s Accommodate students with peanut allergies by offering WowButter EZ Jammers, two versions of individually wrapped, toasted soy spread-and-jelly sandwiches made with whole-grain bread slices. The 2.4-oz. sandwich (without crusts) credits as 1 meat/meat alternate and 1 grain. The 4.6-oz. sandwich (with crust) credits as 2 meat/meat alternates and 2 grains. Both come ready to thaw and serve. Learn more about these products at www.albies.com/ez-jammers. CHECK THAT OUT Potato-Coated Pollock Sticks | Trident Seafoods Whether your student customers already love fishsticks or you have a few wary holdouts, try serving Potato-Coated Oven-Ready Pollock Sticks from Trident Seafoods. Serve them with a side of veggies, in fish tacos, in a wrap or with your favorite dipping sauce. Each serving credits as 2-oz.eq. meat/meat alternate and 0.75-oz.-eq. grain. Trident also now offers Alaska Pollock Burgers and Potato-Breaded Pollock Wedges. Get more information at www.tridentseafoods.com. CHECK THAT OUT Clean Label Chicken | Somma Foods Somma Foods offers fully cooked, clean label, chicken products made with cage-free poultry raised on a 100% vegetable diet. Chickentopia®, the company’s antibiotic-free chicken line, also features whole-grain breading, where applicable. Available products include: Drumstix, Chicken Franks, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Mini Corndogs, Chicken Filets and Chicken Tenders. Visit www.sommafoods.com.
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