Gold Medal Releases Product to Meet Government Nutrition Guidelines for Schools

| March 3, 2015


The launch of the USDA Smart Snacks in School program has created a challenge for schools to meet the new national nutrition standards. The Cincinnati-based concession industry leader, Gold Medal Products Co. has responded by introducing SunnyPop™—a popcorn snack that’s popular with students, yet still meets the national requirements.

Popcorn has always been a best-seller for schools. But many schools actually had to stop selling popcorn in their lunch rooms because they didn’t have a product that met the new standards.

“With SunnyPop™, it’s the best of both worlds. It meets the needs of schools and also gives students what they want—a food that’s fun and tastes good,” says Gold Medal Vice-President, John Evans, Jr.

The hallmark of SunnyPop™ is its simplicity. It’s just three ingredients: popcorn, oil and salt. And it offers some of the most sought-after nutrition benefits:

•whole grain
•0g trans fat


A detailed chart is available, which outlines how SunnyPop™ compares to the Smart Snacks in School requirements.

SunnyPop™ is ideal for any environment that caters to children, including schools, daycares, museums, parks and recreation centers. It is also beneficial for those who must have a high attention to nutritional value, such as hospitals, senior centers, retirement communities and fitness complexes.

Visit for more information or contact Gold Medal directly at 800-543-0862 ext. 2384 for a consultation to further explain the benefits of SunnyPop™ and to arrange for a taste test of the popcorn.

Contact: Heather Gims, 513-769-7676,

Source: Gold Medal Products

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