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.”
IPSOS ASI, Barilla Pasta Brand Health Topline, Wave 6 (January 2009), N=940 replicating national demographics
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; www.cognitio.us
*1 cup of cooked pasta provides 2 serving of bread alternate Child Nutrition Meal Pattern Requirements.