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WHOLE GRAIN CORN DOGS FROM FOSTER FARMS EARN PARENT TESTED PARENT APPROVED (PTPA) SEAL OF APPROVAL AS BACK TO SCHOOL OPTION FOR NUTRITION, TASTE
Whole Grain Chicken Corn Dog with Naturally Lower-Fat, Lower-Sodium and Improved Nutrition Profile Earns Rave Review from Parents and Children

8/21/2012

LIVINGSTON, Calif. – As school resumes around the country, Foster Farms’ new Lower-Sodium, 100% Whole Grain Chicken Corn Dog today earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner’s Seal of Approval, crowning a new school lunch offering that parents and children agree on. With more than 40,000 parent testers, PTPA Media is North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community and is regularly highlighted on national morning shows. Families nationwide sampled the new Foster Farms product in their own home kitchens and gave the product superior marks for taste, quality, health and ease of use. The corn dogs, available for foodservice customers including school lunch programs, contain 100 percent whole grain, 47 percent less fat, further reduced sodium, higher fiber, zero trans fat and fewer calories.



In response to new regulations and parental demand, school lunch decision makers continue to explore healthier school lunch offerings. Foster Farms introduced a healthier corn dog to fill the lunchtime need with a happy medium that provides all the taste, crunchy texture and quality of the brand’s favored original corn dog, with an improved nutritional profile. Parent Testers agree the goal was met, as shown through Parent Tester feedback:



  • The new Foster Farms Corn Dogs are a healthier alternative for school lunches and satisfy both our corn dog lover and our picky eater. I would let our boys eat these corn dogs if they were served in a school lunch setting.



  • Deliciously filling and more nutritious than the typical corn dog. The breading was thick and cooked up crunchy in the oven. VERY TASTY! My kids are natural health nuts and they each found a part of the corn dog that they enjoyed. They had a great texture and taste. Our whole family enjoyed these.

“The PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval is confirmation that when tested in a real life environment, Foster Farms’ new corn dogs meet the stringent parental requirements for school lunches,” said Greta Janz, Foster Farms vice president of frozen and prepared foods. “We’re able to offer schools a lunch solution that satisfies kids’ taste and parents’ desire for healthier choices with the added nutritional value of whole grains, lower fat of chicken corn dogs and now, further reduced sodium levels.”



USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend at least three one-ounce (or 16 grams) servings of whole grains per day. Each Foster Farms 100% Whole Grain corn dog provides a 2 ounce equivalent grain serving toward Child Nutrition Meal Pattern Requirements. As the leading supplier of corn dogs to the foodservice industry and producer of the best-selling corn dog in the country, Foster Farms has for years provided delicious, nutrition-focused options that kids enjoy, while also meeting the rigorous nutritional guidelines of the USDA and the high quality standards of parents. The company has also been lauded for its 100 percent natural, fresh chicken line which is grown locally, transported fresh within 48 hours to retailers, and which does not contain preservatives or added sodium.



Foster Farms was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA Media™ Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate the branded products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. PTPA Media was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.



Talk to your school district to include Foster Farms Corn Dogs as part of the menu. Visit www.fosterfarmsfoodservice.com or call 1-800-255-7227, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, for more information on products, preparation and menu ideas.



About Foster Farms
Family-owned and operated, Foster Farms continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. The company specializes in fresh, all natural chicken products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California's Central Valley, with ranches also in the Pacific Northwest, Foster Farms’ fresh chicken is produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today's home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. Visit www.fosterfarms.com to learn more.



About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

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