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Schwan’s offers new healthier pizzas at nation’s schools – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Schwan’s Food Service Inc. said Wednesday it has expanded its school lunch options by more than 50 percent with the introduction of a new line of pizzas and other foods that meet federal school meal rules.The subsidiary of The Schwan Food Co. The Schwan Food Co. Latest from The Business Journals Schwan’s debuts healthier school pizzasBest brand: Creative Memories?Frequent fliers: Where Target, 3M and other corporate jet-setters are headed Follow this company in Marshall calls its new line of more than 50 products “LiveSmart Schools.”>Click to the right to see a couple of Schwan’s new products. >>>>>It’s the largest product expansion in the food company’s history, Schwan’s said in a news release.The new product line includes reformulations of several of Schwan’s popular school pizzas, flatbread sandwiches and new breakfast options.The products have at least 51 percent whole grains, less than 35 percent of calories from fat, and zero grams of trans fats, according to the news release.”We’re passionate about feeding children better,” Schwan’s Food Serve President Jim Clough said in a statement. “We can make a meaningful difference with these products.”Schwan’s, which has been serving food at schools for 36 years, serves pizzas and other foods at about 75 percent of the nation’s 96,000-plus K-12 schools, the company said. It’s Tony’s and Big Daddy’s pizzas hold 70 percent of the share of the school pizza market.>Click here to read the company’s news release. Ed Stych reports on Twin Cities breaking business news for, manages online features and writes the Workshop and Fast 50 Diary features for the print edition

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