Welcome to the beginning of fall and the new school year! Whether you just started or have been in class a week or two, it’s time to get down to the business of eating! We start this month off with a hearty breakfast that can be eaten any time, our Food Focus International Breakfast for Lunch will feature a full Mexican breakfast with all the accompaniments. The Superfood and Fruits Matter programs turn a great shade of fall red and orange, with tomatoes and peaches. Make sure to tag your Fruit Matters pictures with the hashtag #FlikFMContest to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Follow us on Instagram to see all the different “Fruits that Matter to You” and stay tuned to see who won on Dec 15th! But until then we can't wait for you to try a little bit of everything, made fresh from scratch, for you, every day!
We start off the year with Peaches! Peaches are members of the rose family, and there are over 700 varieties. There are two basic types of peaches, clingstone and freestone. The pit of freestone peaches “freely” separates from the flesh, making it ideal for fresh consumption. Peaches will be showing up all over your dining hall this September, be sure to look out for our monthly featured recipes, Peach and Yogurt Slaw!
Our Foods Matter program will focus on fruit. Fruits Matter will introduce interesting recipes and ways to incorporate seasonal fresh fruit, stone fruit, berries, and melons into our diets.
This year's Food Focus program will travel the world exploring breakfast. Throughout the year, International Breakfast for Lunch will focus on the breakfast hour. We will begin in Mexico and celebrate far away cuisines from Japan, Germany, and the Middle East.
Our Traveling Flavors program will take to the sea this year with a Caribbean Cruise that will float into your dining hall. Hit all the different food ports of call from Miami to Cuba and be sure to #CruisewithFlik and tweet its arrival.
Superfoods are foods that provide health benefits beyond their basic nutrient content. Typically seasonal, the monthly Superfood will be readily available and easy to incorporate into your meal. When possible, we display the Superfood in its raw form so that students can see what the food looks like before it is cooked.
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.