We can’t wait to show you how we’ve got you covered all day – breakfast, lunch, snack and afterschool! From before the bell until afterschool, we are planning to debut some exciting new menu options, including our new one-ounce single serve protein American Cheese Singles and our new real Grilled Cheese Sandwich made on a griddle! We will be launching these products at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference (ANC), July 12-15, in Salt Lake City. Here’s a sampling:
- BREAKFAST: For starters, Breakfast Breaks remains E S Foods’ flagship brand that is always improving and expanding. There are now so many varieties in all new eye-popping packaging. These nutritious, portion-controlled meals are perfect for classroom breakfast. Meal options include muffins, muffin tops, cereal bars, toaster pastries, bagels, cereal, yogurt, cheese singles, fresh fruit, and 1-cup fruit options.
- LUNCH: How about a REAL Grilled Cheese sandwich? E S Foods’s new, individually-wrapped Grilled Cheese is not your typical toasted cheese sandwich commonly found in school foodservice – it is made on a griddle. Yes, we actually grill the sandwich bread on a griddle, and it is whole grain rich, low fat, low sodium and contributes grain and protein for child nutrition guidelines. Another cheese product being introduced is E S Foods’ new Cheese Singles – a quintessential kid-favorite. The individually-wrapped Cheese Singles are available as a one-ounce, single serve protein. They are reduced-fat, reduced sodium, traditional American cheese. Cheese Singles are 20% lower cost than string cheese and 40% lower cost than cheese squares. What’s more, they can be commodity processed using barrel cheese, one of the few commodities that remain readily available
- SMART SNACKS & AFTERSCHOOL: E S Foods offers a variety of snack options including whole wheat crackers, granola and animal crackers – all peanut free and whole grain rich. The Cheese Singles are a great new option here too. When it comes to afterschool, more and more students are staying on site for activities but are still hungry. You can upgrade snacks to meals to receive up to four times the reimbursement. Instead of handing kids a snack and a juice, for example, give them a Meal BREAKS and a milk to get four times the reimbursement.
So be sure to put booth #1537 on your ANC “to-do” list. I hope to see you in Salt Lake City!