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Eggs in Schools

It’s go time! Protein boxes are popping up everywhere from coffee shops to c-stores and airports to mini marts. Now they’re making their way to school menus. Grab n’ Go wholesome, protein-rich, portable foods can fuel students for the whole day – a perfect option for students participating in afterschool sports and activities.

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Pita Perfect Protein Box

Pita Perfect Protein Box

  • 1 hard-boiled egg (1.5 oz. eq. m/ma)
  • 1 oz. eq. m/ma hummus
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 2 oz. eq. wgr pita
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Wrapido Protein Box

Wrapido Protein Box

  • 1 hard-boiled egg (1.5 oz. eq. m/ma)
  • 1 oz. eq. m/ma cheese cubes
  • 1.5 oz. eq. wgr wrap
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Popstar Breakfast Protein Box

Popstar Breakfast Protein Box

  • 1 hard-boiled egg (1.5 oz. eq. m/ma)
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • 1 oz. eq. wgr graham crackers
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Salad Bar Sidekick Protein Box (K-8)

Salad Bar Sidekick Protein Box (K-8)

  • 1 hard-boiled egg (1.5 oz. eq. m/ma)
  • 1 oz. eq. m/ma sunflower seeds
  • 1 oz. eq. wgr crackers
  • 1 oz. eq. wgr croutons
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Salad Bar Sidekick Protein Box (9-12)

Salad Bar Sidekick Protein Box (9-12)

  • 1 hard-boiled egg (1.5 oz. eq. m/ma)
  • 1 oz. eq. m/ma toasted edamame
  • 1 oz. eq. m/ma cheese stick
  • 2 oz. eq. wgr roll
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MVP Protein Box

MVP Protein Box

  • 1 hard-boiled egg (1.5 oz. eq. m/ma)
  • 1 oz. eq. m/ma cheese cubes
  • Trail Mix: 1 oz. whole almonds, 1/4 cup dried fruit mix & 1 oz. eq. wgr granola
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Hard-boiled eggs
  • One large egg - 6 grams high-quality protein, 70 calories 2
  • Taste appeal, convenience, great value
  • Eggs fit into the healthy dietary patterns recommended by public health organizations
  • Naturally portable
Market trends
  • Fresh protein snacking continues to grow 3
  • Consumers trying to eat more protein and looking for variety 4
  • Healthier food, simple ingredients and low calorie counts appeal 3
  • Taste always rules!

Sources

1. Egg proteins, like milk and beef proteins are readily digestible and contain all of the essential amino acids
2. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb
3. Mintel 2015 Snacking Motivations & Attitudes
4. IFIC 2014


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