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MARCH 2012

Family Meal Time May Be More Important Than You Think


Yes, between the football practice, music lessons and PTA meetings, getting dinner on the table can seem like a daunting task. Even though meal time is often the only real chance families have to connect with each another, it is still tough. Perhaps these other benefits will encourage you to find the time. Potentially reduces eating disorders Researchers pooled data from 17 earlier studies and found that youngsters who joined family members regularly for meals were 24 percent more likely...


Turning Negative Talk into Positive Talk


You've heard the negative talk: I'm fat; I don't like how I look in these jeans; I wish I looked like the model on TV. It is all too common for young people to speak disparagingly about their bodies. Stop the cycle. Don't allow the of use negative language when describing physical characteristics. What seems like sometimes innocent talk can inspire destructive feelings and actions. Better yet, let's shift the focus away from appearances and put it towards more desirable...


The Right Media Message


"Children, even preschool children, are exposed to countless commercials and messages regarding weight loss, dieting products and beauty products. These messages, coupled with the anti-obesity campaign, promote the message that fat is bad," said Jennifer Harriger lead researcher at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. As adults, we have been exposed to these messages and understand the pressure from the media to be perfect. Yet as adults, we have the tools and the experience to process reality from celebrity. Young...


Get Your Plate in Shape!


March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to take a look at your food and exercise habits and make some improvements. National Nutrition Month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to bring attention to nutrition and the importance it plays in our lives. This year's theme, “Get Your Plate in Shape,” takes cues from the recently updated USDA Food Guidance System, which focuses on building a balanced plate. Take a look at your dinner...


No 'Pink Slime' in Fresh Ground Beef

Nutrition, Sustainability

SAGE Dining Services® does not serve fresh ground beef made with lean, finely textured beef (LFTB), recently referred to as "pink slime." We banned LFTB in 2009, which is just one of the many things we do to provide the highest-quality foods to our customers. We buy fresh, wholesome ingredients which contain no trans fat and no MSG. We prepare foods from scratch, on-site daily which include house-roasted turkey breast and roast beef, and house-made salad dressings. Our milk...


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