F&B Products That Score for Back to School

F&B Products That Score for Back to School
Courtesy of Safe Catch

With summer nearing its end and the new school year in sight, now is the time to start planning for your student’s nutritional success. Here are some great finds:

No matter the grade level, back to school is prime time for those tasty tuna sandwiches. Now moms can have peace of mind with this mindful fish find: Safe Catch. The company cites that it’s the only company that hand selects and individually tests each tuna fish to the strictest Mercury limits of any company on the way market: over 10 times stricter than FDA regulations, and 4 times lower in mercury than Wild Planet tuna. The proprietary technology and processes of Safe Catch, which allows them to have complete traceability and test every single fish, is quite incredible. Safe Catch only sources sustainable wild caught tuna and each fish has to pass their stringent testing, as not every tuna qualifies to be a Safe Catch Tuna. Given the high safety standards, this is reportedly the only brand of tuna that meets Consumer Reports’ “Low Mercury” criteria set for pregnant women and children. Safe Catch Elite is, in fact, the official tuna of the American Pregnancy Association.

Snacks are certainly an essential food group during the school day and GOOD THiNS are a great option. They start with real ingredients like wheat, potato, and rice, and are paired with delicious flavors like spinach and garlic. Baked thin and crispy without any artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, partially hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup, it’s a snack you can feel good about.

Pure Protein Crunch is another snack students don’t have to feel guilty about. It’s a bite-sized protein snack formulated with 10 grams of soy protein per serving, only 5 grams of sugar and 160 calories or less. There are two delicious flavors: Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter. A delicious addition to your active lifestyle, Pure Protein is packed with quality protein, which is an essential nutrient for optimal body function, strength and lean mass.

For those college kids who crave a cup of coffee with their snack, look no further than Carta Coffee. The company’s Side-By-Side Tasting Sampler is a two-bag sampler, highlighting a side-by-side offering of beans processed in two different ways. The first sampler showcases two different drying techniques, Natural and Traditional, each impacting the coffee’s flavor and body. It’s a reflection of Founder Scott Burr’s winemaking past. Latitude Natural Process is produced using full-cherry drying, one of the oldest methods of coffee production. Coffee cherries are picked and then directly dried under the sun or on raised screens as full cherries. This style produces sweet, smooth, and nutty complex flavors. Latitude Traditional Process is processed in the “wet” method, which is the mechanical extraction of the bean from the cherry and washing to remove any impurities or remnants. This method produces clean, bright, citrus flavors. It’s a fun and exciting way to explore and learn more about coffee.

Of course staying hydrated is super important to keep the mind sharp, but buying those disposable water bottles time and time again can be taxing on the budget…and add yet more waste to the ever-growing landfills. So, check out Retap—a bottle made of shatter-resistant borosilicate glass; the same glass used in labs for test tubes, beakers and graduated cylinders. So, no worries about broken shards of glass in the dorm! Retap water bottles also don’t absorb flavors and the ridges typically found on water bottles aren’t present, leaving the spout free of bacteria.


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***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***