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   Potatoes USA Offers New School Foodservice Materials Available For Operators And Industry 
by Potatoes USA
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:31PM EDT

To help school foodservice operators serve potatoes at breakfast, lunch and beyond, Potatoes USA has developed a wealth of new assets and training materials. Here’s a taste of the new assets available for operators and industry members alike:

“Potatoes Raise the Bar” Brochure – Highlights potato research as it relates to children, potato products available for school use, potato nutrition information and school lunch recipes. Nearly 100,000 schools/institutions serve school lunches to 30.4 million students each day!

“Potatoes Raise the Bar at Breakfast” Brochure – Details how potatoes fit within the National School Breakfast Program, with 5 new recipes that were developed by Chef Garrett Berdan, RD, LDN. Over 90,000 schools/institutions serve school breakfasts to 14.6 million students each day. Based on a March 2017 report from FlavorTrak, potato category incidence for breakfast has gone from 17% in spring 2015 to 24% in fall 2016.

“Potatoes and the Afterschool Snack Program” Insert – Gives operators the tools they need to serve potatoes within after-school programs. Through the National School Lunch Program, nearly 26,000 schools and institutions serve healthy snacks to children participating in afterschool activities.

“Potatoes Raise the Bar” Video Series – A four-part educational video series that explores the potato industry and how potatoes perform for schools, approved by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) for one (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Operators are now required to earn CEUs every year.

“Potatoes: From Seeds to Your School Cafeteria” Webinar – A 1-hour webinar recording where Chef Garrett Berdan and Rachael Lynch, Global Marketing Manager for Potatoes USA, explore the potato’s journey for seeds to school cafeterias, also approved by SNA for 1 CEU. 200+ school foodservice professionals watched this presentation in its first week, with rave reviews. One attendee noted, “Best webinar I have seen, kept my attention throughout the whole time.”

“9 Exciting and Kid-Friendly Dishes for Your School Cafeteria” Recipes – An easy-to-read recipe sheet highlighting the concepts Chef Garrett explored in the Potatoes Raise the Bar video series.

Find these resources and more at PotatoesRaiseTheBar

Source: Potatoes USA 


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