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  • Delight Students with Healthy Comfort Foods at School

    School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference Salt Lake City, Utah July 2015

  • Today’s Roundtable Leaders  Janice King, MS, RDN, SNS, CDE  Jody Houston, MBA, SNS  Robert Lewis, PhD, SNS

     Tami Cline, PhD, RDN, SNS (moderator)

  • Session Objectives  Discuss timely topics to investigate: ◦ Food Trends and Marketing Practices ◦ Comfort/Homestyle Food Offerings ◦ Merchandising Condiments, Soups and Salad

    Dressings  Examine trends in kids’ food preferences and

    favorite eating venues  Share success stories

  • Feeling Sad or Stressed?

  • What is a Comfort Food?

     Provides distinctive pleasure  Makes one feel better  Steeped in ritual, memory and taste  Highly personal

    “The nostalgic element most comfort food has may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.” Warsink, et.al.

  • American Comfort Foods

     Baked Beans  Dinner Rolls  Green Bean

    Casserole  Apple and Pecan Pies  Peanut Butter  Clam Chowder  Cornbread  Mashed Potatoes  Potato Chips

     Chicken Noodle Soup

     Casseroles  Meatloaf  Macaroni and Cheese  Fried Chicken  Biscuits and Gravy  Grilled Cheese

    Sandwiches  Chili

  • Gender Differences:

     Females prefer sweets  Males prefer heartier, savory foods

    Versus

  • Using the handout at your table, take about 5 minutes

    to discuss each question.

    Select a volunteer to take notes

    Janice, Robert and Jody will report at the end of the roundtable discussion.

  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

  • A peek at what kids are saying today

  • How do you feel about eating at each of the following locations?

    Where is the opportunity for schools?

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

  • Eating at Home

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

  • Favorite Venues By Age

    How do you feel about eating at each of the following locations?

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

    Age:

  • Favorite Foods, Drinks, Snacks

    Eating Away From Home-  Burgers, steak, sandwiches, pizza  Soups  Salad bar  Flavored milk, juice, iced tea  Fruit flavored smoothies  Cereal/pretzel snack mixes

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

  • A Few Favorite at Home Meals

    • Chicken/chicken noodle soup • Meatball soup • Toasted cheese sandwich and tomato soup

    Home-style/comfort food is a favorite of kids

    when eating at home!

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

  • Why Kids Like to Eat At Home

     Good food ◦ “Mom is a great cook” ◦ “I know what’s in the food” ◦ “Tastes homemade”

     Family gathering ◦ “I like sitting down with my family”

     Healthy choices ◦ “It is always fresh”

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

  • Promotions and Merchandising

    Source: Y-Pulse (ypulse.org)

  • Now let’s check out great ideas we heard at our roundtables…

  • Over the past 2-3 years, what changes have you seen in student trends in

    selecting foods and beverages?

    What has been successful in promoting school meals and driving participation?

    How do you gather student opinions?

    Jody Houston

  • What comfort/homestyle foods are you offering?

    Are you adding any new menu items?

    What are the challenges in offering more

    comfort/homestyle foods and how can manufacturers assist?

    Robert Lewis

  • How do condiments, soups, salad dressings and other popular

    products enhance your school menus?

    Tell us about your successes merchandising condiments, salad dressing and soups.

    Janice King

  • Audience Discussion:

    Please share your success stories!

  • Thank you!

    Delight Students with Healthy Comfort Foods at School Today’s Roundtable Leaders Session Objectives Slide Number 4 Feeling Sad or Stressed? What is a Comfort Food? American Comfort Foods Gender Differences: Slide Number 9 Roundtable Discussions Slide Number 11 Slide Number 12 Eating at Home Favorite Venues By Age Favorite Foods, Drinks, Snacks A Few Favorite at Home Meals Why Kids Like to Eat At Home Slide Number 18 Slide Number 19 Slide Number 20 Slide Number 21 Slide Number 22 Slide Number 23 Slide Number 24