Vegan-friendly chickenless nuggets could be rolled out to schools in the U.S.

Photo: Don Lee Farms

Chickenless Nuggets and Chickenless Patties could replace the need for chicken in school cafeterias in the United States.

That's according to Don Lee Farms, one of the largest suppliers of proteins to the School Lunch Program.

The new chickenless nuggets and patties are on their way to schools in 2019.

Donald Goodman, President, Don Lee Farms said:

“We have years of experience turning proteins from plants into breakthrough items. We also know how to create the experience meat eaters expect from plant-based alternatives.
“Since I started making proteins for schools in the early 1980s, we have had a firm understanding of how hard it is for schools to meet the demands of ever-changing nutrition requirements, kids’ expectations and restricted budgets.
"To meet those challenges, we came up with a solution to each one. The biggest hurdle was price. Instead of waiting for pricing to come down, we used our market position, buying power and our leadership in innovation to make chickenless items a better value than traditional nuggets.
"In most cases, our price for these items are at or below what chicken nuggets cost schools today.”

The new items will be launching just in time for the 2019 school year and are available for schools to purchase beginning in the Summer.

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