Welcome back students! As always, creating a menu that is both healthy and delicious is our top priority!
Coming this month is a creative blend of both exciting themes and important nutrition information. From Food Focus, International Breakfast for Lunch filling our dining halls with fun Mexican-themed recipes. Superfoods like tomato, and the Fruits Matter pick of the month, peaches, are also going to be stars this September. The student Instagram contests will be beginning this school year. Make sure to tag your Fruit Matters pictures with the hashtag #FlikFMContest to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. We can't wait for you to try our creative, nutritious and tasty creations!
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.