To meet the needs of kids, parents and school districts alike, Foster Farms introduces the new 100% Whole Grain, Lower-Fat, Lower-Sodium Chicken Corn Dog for foodservice customers, with a full serving of whole grain, 47 percent less fat, further reduced sodium, higher fiber, zero trans fat and fewer calories, providing all the taste and quality of the original.

Corn dogs have been prominently featured in the news as the scapegoat for unhealthy lunches. First Lady Michelle Obama called for healthier school lunch options, and several school districts have complied by banning corn dogs from their menus. Kids are fighting back by skipping the new school lunches entirely, leaving half-eaten lunches to waste and at one school, petitioning for the foods they love and will consume.

"We are filling the lunchtime need with a happy medium," said Greta Janz, Foster Farms vice president of frozen and prepared foods. "With the added nutritional value of whole grains, lower fat of chicken corn dogs and now, further reduced sodium levels, we're able to offer a school lunch solution that satisfies kids' taste and parents' desire for healthier choices."

USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend at least three one-ounce (or 16 grams) servings of whole grains per day. Foster Farms 100% Whole Grain products provide one of those servings. As the leading supplier of corn dogs to the foodservice industry and producer of the best-selling corn dog in the country, Foster Farms has for years provided delicious, nutrition-focused options that kids enjoy, while also meeting the stringent nutritional guidelines of the USDA and the high quality standards of parents.

Source: Foster Farms