About The Manufacturers

To learn more about the food companies that make the great-tasting samples in the SuperKids program, view their information below.

Ardent Mills

Ardent Mills® is the trusted partner in nurturing our customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. We offer the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products, customized to meet your needs and backed by unrivaled technical support, customer service and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 40 community mills, bakery-mix centers, and a specialty bakery.

We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain. Right around the corner. And always ahead of the curve.


Armour

About Armour Specialty Marketing

Armour Specialty Marketing is a specialty food company and the home of the #1 Brand of Retail Lard - Armour Lard. The Armour Brand has been a trusted brand in the home kitchen for more than 100 years. In addition to retail products, Armour Specialty Marketing owns a line of specialty commercial oils and shortenings. Currently Armour has 11 distribution points throughout the United States and exports products to Mexico and Puerto Rico. Based in Grand Prairie, Texas, Armour’s key objectives are to provide exceptional customer service and to produce a high quality product. To learn more about Armour Specialty Marketing, visit www.armourlard.com

Available immediately from Armour Specialty Marketing, Ultragrain Pasta® now comes in six classic shapes: spaghetti, rotini, penne, elbows, lasagna and egg noodles. Perfect for any recipe that uses these shapes, Ultragrain Pasta® is ideal for foodservice companies and food manufacturers interested increasing whole grain nutrition without sacrificing the taste and texture associated with traditional semolina pasta. Ultragrain Pasta® can also be used to replace existing whole wheat pastas that are often soft, bitter, gritty and have visible specks, helping to improve consumer appeal.


Asian Food Solutions

At Asian Food Solutions, we specialize in providing delicious and nutritious Asian entrées for your School Lunch Program. Our USDA, health focused menu offers restaurant quality meals that taste terrific and increase student participation with flavors that kids love which will keep them coming back for more.

We know that student participation rates and nutrition are everything. Kids don’t always eat what’s good for them so we have consulted with nutritional experts, national food chain specialist and recognized industry suppliers to insure the finest possible Asian Lunch Meal program available. 

Our meals are Zero Trans Fats per serving, with No MSG added and low Sodium. We understand the importance of a diverse and appealing menu to compete with the external forces diminishing school lunch program participation rates.


Azteca Foods, Inc.

Recognized as a pioneer in the refrigerated tortilla business, Azteca Foods, Inc. started in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago as a vision of Art Velasquez and nine other Mexican American businessmen and members of the Azteca Lions Club. With a passion for quality Mexican food and a dream to positively contribute to the economic development of their community, Velasquez and his business partners each invested $8,000 in 1969 to found the Azteca Corn Products Corporation. At a time when Mexican food was not mainstream, the founding members built the company on a strong desire to bring traditional Mexican foods to a wider group of consumers outside their own neighborhood.

With the sale of Azteca Corn Products Corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary to The Pillsbury Company in 1984, the Azteca® brand grew tremendously due to a broad-based product line, application of new technology and investment in advanced production facilities.

In 1989, Velasquez and his wife Joanne bought back the assets of the business from The Pillsbury Company and changed the name to Azteca Foods, Inc.

Azteca® has grown to become a multimillion-dollar business still family-owned by the Velasquez family.  Located on the southwest side of Chicago, Azteca® operates in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which employs over 135 people.

Azteca® prides itself in developing the first refrigerated tortilla using fewer preservatives to bring extended shelf life to its category, while maintaining strict quality control to ensure only the freshest and highest-quality products available. The company continues to revolutionize the industry and grow its product line with the addition of bake-and-fill salad shells, and tortilla chips.

Although Azteca Foods, Inc. has grown to serve national and international markets, the Velasquez family remains committed to Chicago and the Latino community through participation on more than 20 not-for-profit boards.


Chef Pierre/Tyson




Chef Pierre

Who We Are. What We Do.

Great food, made by good people. We grew from humble beginnings into a company that operates across the world. Our company is a leading producer of chicken, beef and pork. Many people don’t know that we also make a variety of prepared foods, such as pizza toppings and crusts, tortillas and chips, deli meats, appetizers, soups sauces and side dishes. Our products are sold to retailers and foodservice operators through the U.S. as well as about 130 countries.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tyson Foods produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. The company provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.


Domino's Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza® is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “DPZ.”  Through its primarily locally-owned and operated franchise system, Domino’s operates a network of 8,873 stores in the United States and 60 international markets. The Domino's Pizza® brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of over $5.5 billion in 2008, comprised of nearly $3.1 billion domestically and over $2.4 billion internationally.  Domino's Pizza was named “Chain of the Year” by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry.  In 2009 Domino's ranked number one in customer satisfaction in a survey of consumers of the U.S. largest limited service restaurants, according to the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). 


Flowers Bakeries Foodservice

 

 

 

Flowers Bakeries Foodservices offers a full line of bread and snack products. From commodity bread and buns to specialty sandwich buns and premium loaves, Flowers Foodservice’s product line can meet all of your bread needs. Available nationally through foodservice distributors, the Mountain Farm and European Bakers product lines have a bread solution for every foodservice segment. Serving the foodservice industry with high quality foodservice products is Flowers Bakeries Foodservice’s only mission.


About Foster Farms

Foster Farms® offers a wide selection of Ready-to-Cook and Cooked Chicken products to meet the needs of your operation. Now with No Antibiotics Ever options and our CN labeled Cooked Chicken product line, it is easier than ever to create Better-for-You menus. We also offer a full line of hand-held 100% Whole Grain Corn Dogs, Pop Dogs®, and Pancake Wraps® for busy lunch and breakfast meal periods. Our Fernando’s Mexican entrees feature zesty flavor and great tasting whole grain rich goodness. Foster Farms has a variety of menu solutions that both kids and parents are sure to love – while driving ADP.


J&J Snack Foods Corp.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing nutritional and affordable branded niche snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, BAVARIAN BAKERY and other soft pretzels, ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI’S, MINUTE MAID frozen juice bars and ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, MARY B’S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY’S fig and fruit bars, TIO PEPE’S , CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO Churros, PATIO Burritos and other handheld sandwiches, THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes, and several cookie brands within COUNTRY HOME BAKERS. For more information, please visit www.jjsnack.com.

Minute Maid is a registered trademark of The Coca Cola Company

OREO is registered trademarks of Mondelez International group, used under license


Kellogg's

At Kellogg, we LOVE breakfast. To us it’s so much more than just a meal. We passionately believe in the power and promise that comes from eating the right breakfast. It’s the first fuel for our bodies—nourishing us for today, tomorrow and for life.

For more than 100 years, we’ve been working to serve the world a better breakfast. That includes making sure children have the best start to their day by getting breakfast at school. Count on Kellogg’s for a complete portfolio of delicious and nutritious products that meet USDA guidelines.


Sunny Fresh

Leverage the Sunny Fresh Brand of Products to Grow Your School Program Success

Trust Sunny Fresh® egg and breakfast products – rich in valuable protein and nutrients – to help meet your nutrition requirements and get students ready for success. Our innovative, heat-and-serve favorites include our new whole-grain and reduced-sodium items that are Smarter by the Serving™ and feature kid-friendly flavors that students will love for breakfast, lunch – or anytime!

  • Protein Power – Eggs help fuel up students to thrive all afternoon, especially when guidelines fall short
  • Variety – our products feature exciting flavors and forms
  • Value – an economical protein that helps you optimize your commodity budget
  • Appeal – kids love the taste and now you can satisfy their cravings in even more ways
  • Ease – heat-n-serve options make prep fast and easy

We’re proud to feature these great brands made with Ultragrain®
Ardent Mills logoArmour Specialty Marketing logoAsian Food Solutions logoAzteca Foods, Inc. logoChef Pierre/Tyson logo
Domino's Pizza logoFlowers Bakeries Foodservice logoFoster Farms logoJ&J Snack Foods Corp logoKellogg's logoSunny Fresh logo