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Potatoes in K-12? Yes!

07/13/2015

Potatoes in K-12? Yes!

The answer to many of today’s K-12 challenges may just be an old friend: The Potato

Due to overly strict regulations, and in many cases publicity founded on poor or nonexistent science, potatoes have taken a bad rap of late. But, in many ways they address some of the key challenges that FSDs face today when building their menus. Here are just a few of the reasons why potatoes should be going back on school menus this fall.

Why Potatoes?

They’re Popular

  • Students love potatoes
  • In fact, students prefer potatoes over all other vegetables served in schools

They’re nutritious

  • Per serving, potatoes have more potassium and fiber than corn, lettuce and broccoli (and both are nutrients kids need more of)
  • 97% of fries served at school are baked, meaning they’re lower in fat

They’re affordable

  • Potatoes offer one of the best nutritional values per penny

Why McCain Potatoes?

Versatility

  • McCain offers over 40+ products that meet USDA regulations for both a la carte and tray line 

Participation Driving Favorites

  • 1000000496 – McCain® Crispy Bakeable Seasoned Wedges: 6/5 lb.
  • MCX04717 – McCain® Crispy Bakeable Seasoned Wedges: 6/5 lb.
  • MCF03927– McCain® Deli Roasters® Oven Roast Potatoes: 6/5 lb.
  • OIF03456 – McCain® Smiles® Shaped Potatoes: 6/5 lb.

Innovation

  • Introducing the first USDA Smart Snack compliant tater tot: 1000002789 – Ore-Ida® Reduced Sodium Tater Tots®: 6/5 lb.
  • Less than 200 mg of Sodium, less than 35% calories from fat, and 0g Saturated and Trans Fat

Available for School Year 15 – 16 (First ship July 15, 2015)

For menu ideas, product information and to learn more about these or other McCain products, contact your McCain sales rep or visit www.mccain4schools.com.

 

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