JTM Food Group Introduces New Vegetarian Soups for School Food Service Sector

Designed to help meet the nutritional requirements of the National School Lunch Program

Harrison, OH, February 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- JTM Food Group, a Harrison, Ohio-based company specializing in great-tasting, fully cooked, healthier menu solutions, has added four new low sodium, vegetarian soups to their product lineup. Based on popular recipes and familiar flavor-profiles, these soups provide school food service directors with convenience and versatility while helping them meet the new minimums requirements for the vegetable subgroups which include red/orange, dark green, legumes, starchy and other.

The following varieties are available:

Vegetarian Minestrone, a hearty soup made with diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, great northern beans, carrots, green beans, onions, lima beans, celery, escarole and whole-grain rich macaroni.

Vegetarian Garden Vegetable, a classic vegetable soup made with diced tomatoes, tender carrots, green beans, celery, corn, peas and onions.

Vegetarian Creamy Tomato, a rich, creamy soup made from a blend of tomatoes and cream and lightly seasoned with onion and garlic.

Vegetarian Tortilla, a kicked-up vegetable soup featuring pinto beans, diced tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, corn, onions, celery, diced green chilies, seasoned with chili powder, garlic and a touch of lime and cilantro.

“Over the past year, there has been an increased demand for soups and vegetarian items in the school food service market. Directors have to meet vegetable serving minimums in several categories like red/orange, legumes and dark green. They are looking for different ways to incorporate all types of vegetables into their menus. Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of success with our vegetarian Three Bean Chili so we felt confident these soups would be popular with directors looking for vegetable dense menu options,” said Brian Hofmeier, Vice President, Education Sales.

All four soups are fully cooked, and packed in convenient, boilable/steamable pouches. The soups are ready-to-use and require no additional water. The soups can be served as is or proteins can be added to create dishes like beef vegetable soup or chicken tortilla soup.

JTM provides menu items to more than 13 million K-12 students at more than 7,000 school districts in the U.S., offering more than 150 menu items, and delivering a variety of finished food products.

About JTM Food Group
Family owned and operated since 1980, JTM Food Group specializes in menu solutions that deliver superior results to the food service industry. Focused on customer service, quality and innovation, J.T.M. serves thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, food distributors and retailers throughout North America. In 2012, JTM was named the 77th largest private firm on the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 list, and in 2011, JTM was named one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55, an award that recognizes the fastest-growing private firms in greater Cincinnati. For more information, visit www.JTMFoodGroup.com.
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