Innovative Solutions Showcase Video Presentations 2021

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Cargill
Suzanne McCarty
Suzanne_mccarty@cargill.com

The Power of One in Practice: Summer/Fall Feeding Versatility
Cargill will provide research on the need for versatility and how it can help districts manage budgets. Their showcase will share unique solutions, such as CRAU, Chekt/Hot Take examples and AHFK/Scholarships/Sponsorships. Also, Chef Brad will demo To-go Kits, Speed-scratch, and IW solutions for summer feeding and weekend feeding in the fall.

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Horizon Software International
Amy Huff
anh@cbord.com

Horizon School Technology proudly presents one of the most innovative solutions for K12 school nutrition. Our Back of House Vendor Integration has dramatically improved the efficiency of nutrition programs across the country by means of cost savings, reduction in food waste and so much more!

Our showcase provides the details on how this state-of-the-art solution has been successful in some of the most well-known programs in America while remaining suitable for programs of any size.

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Cool Tropics
Bill Crosby
billc@cool-tropics.com

Cool Tropics is on a mission to create excitement for all meal patterns; Cafeteria, Classroom, Grab & Go or At Home feeding. Find out how Cool Tropics 100% Juice Slush can boost participation and keep kids lining up for more in this interactive session. Individually wrapped, shelf stable and easily served with any entrée. Meets specs for 1 serving of fruit or vegetable (1/2 cup). Can be frozen, thawed, and refrozen. Bring fun to your menu once a week!

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JJ-snack J&J Snack Foods
Alana Stutman
AStutman@jjsnack.com

J&J Snack Foods will be presenting about our new products, individually wrapped products, serving solutions, menu, and recipe concepts. We will explain in detail about our products from all different kinds of feeding situations like grab-n-go, in-class, full line service and portable service. Finally, we will show menu and recipe concepts to support all of those varying serving models.

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Land O’Lakes
Amanda Raasch
AKRaasch@landolakes.com

Please join Land O’Lakes culinary experts and explore innovative ways to use speed scratch products in various serving scenarios and meal occasions. This mixed media presentation will highlight recipe collections, recipe demonstration and short videos. Come learn new recipes and tips that will help to avoid menu fatigue.

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Maverick Snacks
Melissa Ader
melissa@mavericksnacks.com

As the newest kid on the 'better-for-you' snack block, Mavericks Snacks is excited to partner with the School Nutrition Association! Voted “#1 Healthy School Snack of 2020,” Mavericks makes wholesome and tasty, non-GMO, certified awesome cookies and crackers that come in kid-first flavors (like Birthday Cake and Itza Pizza) without the junk! Their ‘cookiez’ are made with 40% less sugar than the leading natural kid’s cookie, and their ‘crackerz’ are oven baked with 8g of whole grain in every serving. Mavericks is on a mission to fuel kids' greatness and empower them to want to eat better, celebrating those who aren’t afraid to color outside the lines, ignore the impossible, and believe they can change the world. Follow along on social media @mavericksnacks, and shop their Amazon storefront to order yours today: https://amzn.to/36htnXv

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Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service
Susan Renke
susan@eatcannedpears.com

Pears grown and canned in the Pacific Northwest are a versatile addition to school menus. Watch Child Nutrition Expert Chef Brenda Wattles, RDN, demonstrate easy ways to use canned pears in kid-friendly smoothies and salsas, along with some great grab & go tips. The Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service represents Bartlett pear farmers in Oregon and Washington, as well as the American companies who can the pears. Did you know that pears are ripened, peeled, cored, and cut then poached right in their cans using extra light syrup or juice as poaching liquid? Nothing else is added to the can, just like the time-honored home canning technique. PNCPS has school-formatted recipes, plus free promotion, and education materials available at https://eatcannedpears.com/.

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PepsiCo Foodservice
Camille Wingo
Camille.Wingo@pepsico.com 

Please join PepsiCo Foodservice for an informative session about how pre-packaged solutions can work with a variety of different learning formats, including traditional cafeteria service, in-classroom feeding, grab-n-go, and pickup for off-campus meals. 

We will be showcasing the full portfolio of Frito-Lay, Quaker, and Sabra products that are Smart Snack compliant and offering several new recipe ideas that will add some crunch to lunch. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at two brand new Flamin’ Hot® snack innovations launching this fall!

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Ripple Foods
Kyle Watts
kyle@ripplefoods.com

A True, Allergen-Free Dairy Alternative
Worry-Free, Allergen-Free, Delicious & Nutritious. Ripple Milk is the only Big 8 Allergen-Free USDA Milk Substitute with the same 8g of protein per 8oz as dairy milk, + 50% more calcium & 40% less sugar.
Please join Ripple as we continue our mission of dairy-free done right!

Additional Resources

Ripple 12pk On The Go

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School Food Handler’s
Susan Renke
West Christian

SchoolFoodHandler.com is the education solution YOU didn’t know existed! The completely “Done For You” answer to ALL your Professional Standards needs from initial data entry to tracking staff progress in real time. With over 200 bilingual lesson plans, ANSI accredited Manager and Food Handler certificate programs, CEU credits and MORE. This is the most user friendly and comprehensive education and tracking tool on the market. Welcome to the new era in child nutrition education.

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Sunkist-logo.jpgSunkist Foodservice
Lynette Setlich
lsetlich@Sunkistgrowers.com

COMMERCIAL, PRO-SERIES AND AUTO 30 & 90 SECTIONIZER
The Sunkist Sectionizer, Pro-Series Sectionizer, Auto 90 and the new Auto 30 sectionizer makes quick work of wedging, slicing, coring or halving fruits and vegetables into uniform pieces. All 10 Blade sets are interchangeable. All of the Sunkist products are NSF approved, come with a 1-year warranty and are manufactured in the USA. For our demonstrating we will be fortunate again to have Chef Cyndie Story and Chef Andy Montero running a live demonstration.

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Tomato-Caprese-Salad

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StarKist
Laura Ali
Laura.Ali@StarKist.com

Easy Meal Solutions with StarKist®
Are you running out of menu ideas? StarKist has you covered! See some quick and easy meal and snack ideas you can implement today using StarKist Tuna, Salmon or Chicken Creations® and our Buy American Act compliant Foodservice Regular and Reduced Sodium pouches. Come away with menu additions that the kids will love and you will love for the simplicity! Visit StarKistFoodservice.com for delicious pairing and recipe ideas.

Additional Resources

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Waypoint K-12 Specialist List Oct 2020

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Tetra Pak, Inc.
Mai Doherty
Mai.Doherty@TetraPak.com

Delivering Nutrition to Students in a New Way
Shelf stable milk is the standard dairy milk we already know and love, with the same nutrition and no added preservatives.  This seminar will focus on educating the audience about what shelf stable dairy milk is, how it is processed and how it is possible for dairy milk to be stored without refrigeration and have an increased shelf life. We will cover part two of this discussion during our July seminar, when we focus on the benefits and cost savings that can be achieved through making the switch to shelf stable milk for schools. 

Additional Resources

Infographic Shelf Stable Milk
Shelf-Stable Milk FAQ Online
Tetra Pak SNA-Innovation Solutions Showcase

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TITAN-A LINQ Solution
Steven Boehle
sboehle@linq.com

LINQ delivers the only platform of fully integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts better manage their operations. The LINQ platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. LINQ has been serving the K-12 community for over 30 years.

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Tree Top
Lisa Baldoz
lisa.baldoz@treetop.com

Tree Top’s product line features healthy Smart Snacks and Buy American certified fruit products that flexibly fit whether you are serving in-cafeteria, in-classroom or prepping for meal pick-up.  With a good balance of core flavors in juice, apple sauce, and dried Apple Crisps, our kid approved products provide great tasting, individually wrapped food options that schools can safely serve. We hope to be your K-12 fruit partner in the near future!

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Tyson Foods, Inc.
Brook Thomas
Brook.Thomas@tyson.com

The Tyson K-12 team will showcase tools and insights developed to help improve Commodity Management. We will also discuss Flavor Trends with Culinary Ideation and talk through some product updates we’ve made to improve participation. Attendees will also learn about some of our resources online, like CEUs, recipes (including how you can share some of your favorite recipes to be featured on our site!), and ways to connect via social media.

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