We’re feeling peachy to be back to school, we hope you are too! August is National Peach Month, red fleshed peaches are a #superfood that contain anthocyanin which may help boost brain function and fight off disease so make sure to grab a peach as a snack with your lunch throughout the month. Schools back in session which means we’re back to crafting nutritious meals that will keep you going throughout the day. We know you were busy this summer and we were too! This year we will have three featured sliders each month, a bean reinvented into a creative dip and a superfood for you to taste each month! Along with that, we will be taking you on a road trip to the hometowns of some of the most famous BBQ around—All American BBQ! Keep an eye out this year for new Revved Up sauces, dressings and food items as well!
Healthy Foods Matter… Black beans are a fan favorite so we've tossed it with some naturally sweet corn and made a salsa that will keep you #beandippin all month long!
Food Focus… August is full of BBQs so this month we are featuring BBQ Chicken Sliders, Classic Beef Sliders and Tomato Sliders!
This year's Food Focus program, #BeatsbyFlik, will explore music and it's connection to food. What food comes to mind when you think Pop music? Salsa? What about Country music?
We are ready to Rock and your foods are ready to Roll! #BeatsbyFlik focuses on Rock 'n Roll this month by bringing you rolled foods that rock. Try some delicious wraps, spring rolls and egg rolls, don't forget the Stromboli too!
Last year we went around the world, this year #TravelingFlavors will be taking off on a road trip to give you some of the best All American BBQ there is to offer! From Kansas City and The Carolinas to Memphis and Texas, we’ll be exploring the different variations of BBQ!
Our Traveling Flavors program will take you on a tour of culinary delight via the Orient Express. All aboard to taste the flavors of Paris, Munich, Budapest and Istanbul! Be sure to tweet its arrival with #TFBOrient.
Are you ready to be fully loaded with our last dose of super power foods!? How you may ask? Give #SuperPowerFood Tomatoes before school's out for summer and unleash your inner super hero!
Tastings… #SuperFoods can be found all over the dining hall. Make sure to grab your #Tasting of Stone Fruit this month while all of the delicious fruits are still in season!
Our Tastings program made to offer samples of nutritious foods in enticing ways. As we know, healthy eating is about balance and variety. While many children are interested in different kinds of foods and are willing to try new things, others are often averse to trying new foods. Ongoing encouragement to try a small amount of a new, healthy food or dish is key in acceptance –and enjoyment! –of this food. It can then be incorporated into the menu soon after the tasting and on an ongoing basis for students.