Healthy Birthday Parties

Celebrating a birthday is a big milestone in a child’s life and having a party is a great way to acknowledge accomplishments from the previous year as well as look forward to what lies ahead.  While birthday parties are often synonymous with junk food galore, the sugar rush doesn’t necessarily have to be the main focus. Continue reading

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How Can You and Your Family Keep Those Nutritious New Year’s Resolutions?

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Goal Intention!
It’s easy to make a quick list of resolutions on December 31st but it’s an entirely different story come the first week of January when you and your family are settling into old routines after the holidays are over.

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A Short Course on the History of 8 Thanksgiving Foods

Modern Thanksgiving

Historian and pastry chef Amanda Moniz of the Washington Post
provides rich detail about some of Thanksgiving’s most popular foods.
http://wapo.st/17BTyny

Her blog, History’s Just Desserts
offers further insight into food history.

A happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all!

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The Next Move to Remove Trans Fats

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The news hit last week that the FDA is targeting artificial trans fats in an effort to remove them from the food supply once and for all. Continue reading

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Snap & Share

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Admittedly, this post is LONG overdue. And then some. But while there is no excuse that truly makes up for this lag, there is some explanation.

Flik Independent School Dining had an extremely busy few months with the end of the last school year, summer camps, and the opening of all of our schools for the 2013-2014 school year, including many new schools! This fast pace, combined with all of the fabulous offerings and programming we have seen and want to share, has naturally led to a bit of a shift in focus. Translation: Snap and Shoot!

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Compass Group 360° Features FISD Mushroom Contest

Compass Group 360°

Compass 360 Mushroom Contest

Mushroom Contest Judges; Left to Right
Adam Byrne (Corporate Executive Chef, FISD)
Ray Mulligan (President, FISD)
Bart Minor (President, Mushroom Council)
Tara Fitzpatrick (Associate Editor, Food Management)
Peggy Neu (President, Monday Campaigns)

(Make sure to check out our recipe section for some of the innovative and delicious recipes submitted by our talented FISD chefs!)

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School Food Programming that Gives Back

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Could FISD be prouder?

This morning, Providence Day School (PDS), located in Charlotte, NC, donated $1,013 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina during a school-wide ceremony. 

They just exceeded their donation goal of $1,000 for the school year! Continue reading

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