When school’s out, summer feeding is in session! During their break from the school year, kids need the right meals to stay energized for their busy days. Keeping them satisfied with a variety of tasty, nourishing options can be a challenge, but the right products can ensure operators are providing on-the-go fuel for students’ summer fun.
Grab ‘n go convenience
Kids are on the move all summer long, so feeding for most districts means an increase in the need for grab ‘n go choices. Students could choose to enjoy their meal anytime, anywhere, which is why portable products like 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups, single-serve yogurt, individually wrapped frozen meals and more can be such an asset for school food staff.
There are grab ‘n go options for every daypart, too. Pillsbury™ Cheesy Pull-Aparts are an individually wrapped lunch entree made with 100% real cheese. This item offers 2 oz. equivalent grain & 2 meat alternate nutrition, and is available in two tasty flavors—Italian Cheeses & Garlic and Southwest Queso.
More time for staff
No matter the season, school food staff are looking for the best ways to optimize labor. But during the summer—when serving kids across many feeding sites—the need is extra apparent. Thankfully, there are products that are either low-prep or no-prep and are perfect for serving across dayparts.
One of General Mills’ latest labor-saving creations is Nature Valley™ Soft Oatmeal Rounds: a ready-to-eat breakfast or hearty meatless lunch option with 32g of whole grains. Plus, Gen Z rates Nature Valley™ as one of their top 10 snack brands.1
Make it a summer to remember
On top of delicious meals, General Mills offers tools to help operators create even more summer fun! Download take-home enrichment activities to send with students, like an outdoor scavenger hunt, a stay active challenge and other activities that encourage learning during the break from school.
Ready to #ServeUpSummerYum? Click here to learn more about General Mills’ grab ‘n go products, activities and so much more.
1 Piper Sandler: Taking Stock With Teens Survey - Spring 2021 Results
This post is sponsored by General Mills