The taste kids love
Today's soy protein is easy to use and can be added to almost
any meat to produce delicious, low-fat meals that students love.
In taste tests, 67% of 11,000 students rated 17 soy-enhanced
meat and poultry products as excellent or good.
The nutrition students need
Soy-enhanced sausage patties, chicken nuggets and other menu
items can help bring about fat reduction to at or below the required
30% level. Soy is also high in protein and rich in the vitamins
and minerals students need for energy and growth.
The freshness you desire
Soy protein absorbs three to five times its weight in water,
so it is excellent at holding meat juices during cooking. Adding
soy protein to beef, pork, poultry or fish maintains flavor,
adds juiciness and holds better in today's serving environments.
The cost you want
Hydrated soy protein, on average, costs only 20 cents per pound.
So, using soy is a cost-effective way to meet USDA school nutritional
guidelines, while maintaining the quality of your meals.
The people you know
Virtually every meat processor supplying the school foodservice
market offers soy-enhanced varieties of your students' favorite
foods. Just contact your supplier and ask, "Do you sell
What your colleagues are doing...
Results from surveys indicate the
following trends about soy use:
- Ninety-three percent of school foodservice directors interviewed
were willing to try new soy-enhanced products as quality continues
to improve and more products become available.
- Seventy-seven percent of school foodservice directors serve
soy-enhanced products five to ten times per month.
- One out of two respondents reported using products that contain
soy concentrate, textured vegetable protein or soy isolate in
their menu planning to help lower fat levels.
- Of the school foodservice personnel who serve soy-enhanced
products, 44% reported soy helps reduce fat and 42% said soy
reduces overall cost.
What your colleagues are saying...
"I'm so pleased with the soy-enhanced products I am serving,
especially the way soy helps reduce the fat content in the products.
I definitely see soy as a trend for school meals."
...Laura Langston, Crosby, TX
"The soy-enhanced products I serve are so much juicier
and hold on the serving line so much better than those not enhanced
...Linda Jacobus, Hampton, NJ
"Soy products have really improved over the years. More
often than not, soy-enhanced beef products tend to be better
than any 100% beef products we serve."
...Wayne Wong, Bakersfield, CA
For more information about soy products, please call 1-800-TALK-SOY
(800-825-5769) or visit the TalkSoy Web site at http://www.talksoy.com/.
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