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Quality. Nutrition. Participation. Lower Costs.

Barilla Foodservice delivers solutions for the unique needs and challenges of K-12 schools. Whether it's menuing nutritious products, increasing student participation, or lowering ingredient costs, Barilla can help.

  • Best-selling national brand of pasta in Italy and the U.S. 1
  • Barilla® Whole Grain Enriched products in 4 cuts
  • Made in the USA (all foodservice products) following the original Italian recipe and the exacting standards and processes that have been used for generations in Italy
  • Meets Nutritional Requirements for the NSLP:
    1 cup cooked =
    Barilla® Whole Grain: 2 Grain oz. eq.

According to a recent study, menuing and promoting Barilla® pasta can increase participation an average of 2.2%2

Foodservice directors and students alike love the taste and performance of Barilla® pasta.

In a survey of school foodservice directors:
86% of believe Barilla® has a superior nutritional profile
77% believe Barilla® has a higher perceived value
68% believe Barilla® is superior in taste
64% believe Barilla® offers superior hold time

"I don’t know of anyone else who is really on the cutting edge of quality and cost the way Barilla is.”
Peggy Moore-Bodnar, Foodservice Director, Boise Public Schools in Nation’s Restaurant News

Some other quotes from K-12 operators:

  • “Barilla® pasta has a much firmer texture and is a better tasting product.”
  • “Barilla® Whole Grain pasta is very good. We couldn’t tell any difference in the taste from our regular pasta.”
  • “Cooked evenly, as well as fast” and “the quality is far better than other brands that we serve.
  • “Barilla happens to be our number one choice at home as well as at school. It is without a doubt, the very best.
  • “Nutritional quality: excellent. Kids all had very good comments.”

  1. IPSOS ASI, Barilla Pasta Brand Health Topline, Wave 6 (January 2009), N=940 replicating national demographics
  2. Testing was conducted in 41 schools across the U.S. with a total of 32,291 students in March-April, 2009. Research was conducted by the independent research firm Cognitio, LLC, Carmel, IN;

*1 cup of cooked pasta provides 2 serving of bread alternate Child Nutrition Meal Pattern Requirements.

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