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After School Meals
Back-to-School with Healthier Meals
August 27, 2013
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As kids head back into the classroom this year, new changes are taking place in the meal programs to provide them healthier fare.  As you know, USDA’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is ushering several changes that will continue to improve the nutritional quality of school meals. For example, 50% of the grains served at breakfast must come from whole grains, and by the next school year, 100% of them should be whole grains.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or afterschool meals – we’ve got you covered!  E S Foods offers a full complement of healthy, tasty, meals—from Grab & Go to Thaw & Serve – to make your food service planning easier:

Breakfast

 Breakfast BREAKS: Help them start the day right! From whole grain cereals to whole grain muffins to yogurt, we have the most variety of any pre-packaged breakfasts.  Now, new “No Spill” options – whole grain pouch cereals

Lunch 

Frozen Entrees: Kids also love our Toasted Cheese Sandwich on Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish™ Bread. Or give pizza a makeover and try our new Pizza Stuffed Sandwiches. New and in time for back-to-school menu planning is E S Foods’ sumptuous Stuffed Sandwiches. The reformulated Philly Cheese Steak, Pepperoni Pizza and Cheese Pizza sandwiches are destined to be favorites.  These sandwiches are layered, so you can see the mouth-watering layers of cheese, tomato sauces and slices of pepperoni or Philly steak.  Varieties include both traditional and empanada styles.

Simple Choice Meals: Do you need a one grain entrée? Do you want an easy second or third choice entrée to serve with your current options?  Then you’ll want to try our Simple choice Meals. Each pre-packaged meal contains: 1 or 2- ounce equivalent of grain, 1 or 2 meat/meat alternate servings and ½ cup of fruit.  All you need to do is offer your own veggie choices and milk. Reimbursable meal requirements, including ½ cup fruit, have been met. The Simple Choice Meals come in one convenient, eco-friendly pouch package that simplifies storage and inventory management.

 Afterschool

Meal BREAKS:  Pre-packaged Meal BREAKS are the answer to healthy eating. Not only does a meal provide kids with more food than a snack, it results in four times the reimbursement as snacks.  Available in both Shelf Stable and Thaw & Serve options, Meal BREAKS offer quick, convenient choices with protein, whole grains, two fruit servings or one fruit and one vegetable serving. Protein options include a variety of sandwiches, chicken or tuna salad, and cheeses.  Meal BREAKS meet all USDA requirements, with the addition of milk.

Because there’s nothing to prep, there’s nothing to waste and nothing left over. Meal BREAKS are perfect for afterschool programs and for days with unpredictable meal counts — field trips, emergency, 1⁄2 days, before and after vacations. 

We have all your school meal solutions – check out our products right here!