CLICK THIS No Appetite for Bullying | kaléo www.noappetiteforbullying.com In conjunction with four allergy advocacy organizations, kaléo announced a new initiative, No Appetite for Bullying, to raise awareness about the prevalence and potential dangers of food allergy bullying. This happens when children and teens living with life-threatening food allergies are teased, ridiculed or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic. No Appetite for Bullying is a multi-year anti-food allergy bullying initiative to elevate attention to this problem, with the goal of creating solutions that foster tolerance and understanding. ENTER THIS School Garden Sweepstakes | Smucker Away from Home Your school could win $15,000 for the development or expansion of a school garden, plus a visit from a Team USA Athlete, with Smucker Away from Home’s Get Out and Grow School Garden Sweepstakes. The contest is open to foodservice directors and other school administrators of eligible K-12 schools. To determine eligibility and enter, visit www.growwithsmuckers.com before March 11 and explain, in 250 words or fewer, how a school garden would benefit your students. One school will win $15,000 and a special guest visit by a Team USA athlete, while another will win $5,000. Twenty schools each will win $500 cash prizes. LOOK AT THAT The Golden Radish Winners | Georgia Department of Education Kudos to the 75 Georgia school districts that earned the 2017 Golden Radish Awards, including Tift County (Ga.) Schools, which was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Farm to School District. The awards were given by the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Public Health, the UGA Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics. As a group, the 75 districts served more than 97 million meals featuring locally grown and raised foods, tended to 885 school gardens and engaged students in 3,794 hands-on cooking activities. Georgia schools can apply for the 2018 Golden Radish Awards at www.georgiaorganics.org. CHECK THAT OUT Salsa | Red Gold Add more red/orange vegetable variety to your menu with Nutritionally Enhanced Salsa (a blend of tomatoes, traditional spices, jalapenos, onions and garlic) from Red Gold. The salsa is enriched with vitamins A, C and E and is low in sodium. A 1⁄4-cup serving credits as 1.5-oz.-eq. of red/orange vegetables. Learn more at www.k12tomatoes.com DOWNLOAD THIS Product Database | Think Dirty. Shop Clean. Learn more about the ingredients that are in your cosmetics and personal care products by downloading the Think Dirty. Shop Clean app. This independent source allows you to compare formulation specifics as you shop. Simply scan the product barcode to display easy-to-understand information about the item. The app’s database contains details on more than 550,000 cosmetics and personal care products. Available for free for both iOS and Android devices. CHECK THAT OUT Organic Cheddar Snack | General Mills Foodservice Serve a fun snack or side with Annie’s™ Organic Cheddar Bunnies™ from General Mills Foodservice, a new kid-pleasing, rabbit-shaped, cheese-flavored snack. Cheddar Bunnies credit as a 1-oz.-eq. grain and are Smart Snacks-compliant. Parents will approve the formulation that features no artificial flavoring or synthetic preservatives or colors. Other varieties in the line include Bunny Grahams Honey and Bunny Grahams Friends. Check them out at www.generalmillscf.com. LOOK AT THAT 2017 STAR Award Winners | Horizon Software At Horizon Software’s 20th annual Users Group Conference, notable customers were honored for setting high standards for school nutrition programs. Congratulations to the winner of the Gold Partnership Award, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, Ga., and the Silver Partnership Award, Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools. Other award-winners include Meridien (Conn.) Public Schools (Achievement Award), St. Louis (Mo.) Public School District (Tech Trendsetter Award), Greeley-Evans (Colo.) School District 6 (Newcomer of the Year) and Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Fla. (Tech Trendsetter Award). Learn more at www.horizonsoftware.com. CLICK THIS POPSUGAR® TV Fit | YouTube www.youtube.com/user/popsugartvfit If your New Year’s resolution to get fit is still going strong, but you need a little variety in your activity routines, turn to YouTube to access a myriad of workout videos. This includes those from POPSUGAR® Fitness. More than 1.7 million viewers follow this channel, which includes guided workouts for a wide array of activities—everything from yoga to boxing to dance to bodyweight workouts. They come in multiple lengths, from a 3-minute no-weights arm workout to 45-minute Tabata (high-intensity interval) classes. CHECK THAT OUT Convection Steamer | Vulcan Take a look at the industry’s only full-powered ENERGY STAR-qualified electric floor steamer from Vulcan, which recently earned the 2017 Hotel Experience Show Editor’s Choice Award. The Low Water Energy (LWE) twin generator electric floor steamer (Model No. C24ET10-LWE) is said to use 90% less water and 50% less energy than conventional models. It also features “Smart Steam Sensors,” “Smart Fill” and “SmartDrain” technologies. Learn more at www.vulcanequipment.com. LOOK AT THAT K-12 Recipe Contest | Cranberry Marketing Committee/USA Rice Congratulations to Debra Morris, director of nutrition, Jackson County Schools, Jefferson, Ga., for winning the search for the Next Great Cranberry-Rice Foodservice Recipe from the Cranberry Marketing Committee and USA Rice. Morris won $500 for her reimbursable Cranberry Rice Shaker Salad recipe, which features black beans, brown rice, dried cranberries, chicken and an orange dressing. Visit www.uscranberries.com for details and the recipe; use the recipe name in the search field. CHECK THAT OUT Goldfish Grahams | Campbell’s Foodservice Campbell’s Foodservice recently announced two additions to its Smart Snacks-compliant Goldfish Grahams line, products recently only available for retail purchase. Goldfish Grahams Baked with Whole Grain French Toast and Goldfish Grahams Baked with Whole Grain Honey Bun are both free from trans fats, artificial flavors and preservatives. Each serving is equivalent to 1-oz. grain. Learn more at www.campbellsfoodservice.com.
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