Regulations change, it’s simply a part of the K-12 foodservice system. But these changes don’t have to throw off your entire operation. Here are the basics of the USDA Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities Final Ruling that will go into effect on July 1, 2019:
We at General Mills value the importance of feeding students delicious and compliant meals, and remain committed to delivering great-tasting whole grain-rich options. We also know there are some products that students simply prefer in a non-whole grain formula, because it's what they are accustomed to eating outside of school. General Mills is proud to have a broad portfolio of Foodservice products to service your customers' tastes and your operational needs. See our K-12 Whole Grain Position Statement below:
General Mills takes pride in its long-standing leadership in providing great tasting, whole grain-rich products. Our mission in the K-12 channel is to ensure every student is well-fed so they are ready to learn. For many of our nation’s children, and especially those children at nutritional risk, the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program often provide their most nutritious meal(s) of the day. We align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommendation to make half of your grains whole grain. Whole grains contain essential nutrients which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, 9 out of 10 Americans, including children, do not get the recommended servings of whole grain per day.
We at General Mills commit to advancing good nutrition with delicious, participation-driving products for K12 schools. We will continue to provide a regulation-ready portfolio with solutions that fit the needs of every operation.
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