October is here!
Hopefully by now school has once again become a cruise! October is the month of sweet treats and Halloween, but this month we are changing the phrase "Boo!" to "Yay!" Our exciting menus are getting into the spook-tacular mood featuring this month's Superfood pumpkin; Fruits Matter features another fall favorite, apples, and German breakfast foods from the Food Focus’s International Breakfast for Lunch are sure to be a hit. The student Instagram Fruit Matters contest is still in full swing. Make sure to tag your Fruit Matters pictures with the hashtag #FlikFMContest to be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Traveling Flavors Cruise with Flik will be leaving the port soon – stay tuned. Happy October!
Apples, apples, apples! This October we celebrate all the different varieties of apples. They are a great source of fiber and vitamins and minerals. An apple a day truly does keep the doctor away!
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.