Preferred Meals Offers New Food Allergy Meal System

Enables school foodservice staff to serve allergen-free meals with

BERKELEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Preferred Meals today announces a new Food Allergy Meal System
for breakfast and lunch meals that is available for the first time this
2016-2017 academic year. These unique, kid-friendly foods are free of
gluten and the top 8 allergens: milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, shellfish,
soy, tree nuts and wheat.

Creating healthy, delicious and safe meals for students with food
allergies can be a challenge for school districts. As the number of
children with food allergies grows, it’s critical that schools have
resources in place to accommodate these students with special meal needs.

Preferred Meals is one of the country’s largest, innovative suppliers,
of healthy, well-balanced meals to public and private school districts,
charter schools, senior citizen facilities and airlines.

“According to the 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, food, allergies among children increased 50% from 1997 to
2011,” Silvio Herrera, Product Manager said. “The Preferred Meals Food
Allergy Meal System
is a safe and easily implementable solution for
school districts that may not have the on-location staff expertise to
deal with serious and potentially harmful meal preparation for students
with food allergies,” he added.

The Preferred Meals Food Allergy Meal System follows a five-day
menu cycle, packed in a four-cycle case. Every meal contains a variety
of delicious items students will enjoy eating, including such brand-name
products as Amy’s Macaroni & Cheese and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.

Preferred Meals brings convenience and quality to the food allergy meal
planning process. Full program details—including nutrition facts,
ingredients and safe serving and handling instructions—are available in
our information packet for school administration, foodservice staff and

Ingredients of the items in this Food Allergy Meal System are
free of gluten and the top 8 allergens but may be prepared in a facility
that contains wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish
or shellfish or processed on equipment that once processed wheat, soy,
dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish.

The meals are designed to follow the components of the USDA school meal
program. In order to claim the meal for reimbursement, a physician
statement with menu approval must be on file for each student.

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About Preferred Meals

Since it was founded 50 years ago, Preferred Meals has successfully
evolved to become a national supplier of healthy, fresh and pre-plated
component meals. Today, Preferred Meals serves public and private school
districts and charter schools in 28 states. The company provides
breakfast, lunch and after-school dinner meals during the school year as
well as to summer nutritional meal programs. Prepared Meals operates
three central kitchen operation facilities as well as distribution
centers across the country. For further information about Preferred
Meals visit


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