Welcome back to school! We hope you had a great summer filled with fun and sun! We are just as excited as you to be back! This August we will feature authentic country music meals as part of our Food Focus program. This program, #BeatsbyFlik, features meals associated with music genres. We also have exciting foods menu'd for our #VegRevolution and #SuperPowerfood specials! August presents peppers as our #VegRevolution pick and melons are our #Superpowerfood! We will also be kicking off our Traveling Flavors program in October bringing foods of European countries to the dining room. We can't wait for you to try all of the delicious foods we have for you this year!
Our #VegRevolution program will introduce interesting recipes and new ways to incorporate seasonal fresh vegetables into our diets.
During August, we will feature peppers all month in unique ways. They are a delicious addition to any meal or eaten alone as a snack! Peppers come in different varieties including bell peppers, sweet peppers and chili peppers. Make sure to grab a Veggies Matter recipe card to bring home for a Flik favorite, Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers!
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?
This month #BeatsbyFlik brings you a Country music set list! We'll be serving up authentic country meals with all the fixins this August. You won't want to miss out on the cornbread and 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.
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.
August's superfood is melon! Melon has the superpower of hydro absorption, their high water content will help you to stay hydrated. Eat some Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew to gain this superpower!
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.