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11/20/19

On the Road with RDs: FNCE

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Hi there! We’re here again with another edition of our blog series, “On the Road with RDs,” where we invite you to follow along with our Dietitians as they visit venues, teach communities, and continue their education in the wide world of nutrition. This time, we’re joining two of our Registered Dietitians, Jessica Holler and Taylor Chan, on their recent trip to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®, pronounced “fence-see”) in...

10/29/19

Alternative Proteins — Can a Burger Save Us?

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Recently, there’s been a proliferation of alternative meat products in the market. These are different from traditional meatless options, such as black bean burgers or soy hot dogs. Backed by venture capital and celebrity endorsements, these new alt proteins, with names such as Beyond Meat® and the Impossible™ Burger, have shown up in restaurants, grocer’s freezers, and — of course — television, but are they worth all the hype? We were curious, so we went beyond the marketing slogans and...

10/28/19

Food Additives from A to Z

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Welcome to our new series on food additives! You’ve probably looked at ingredient labels on food and wondered what some of those words mean. Maybe you’ve even heard the advice to never eat what you can’t pronounce or that chemicals don’t belong in our foods. But is that really true? Would you worry if you saw dihydrogen monoxide on a label instead of water? In this series, we’ll clear up some of the mysteries behind common food additives and help...

09/24/19

On the Road with the RDs  

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Greetings! Welcome back to the blog series: “On the Road with the RDs” where we invite you to follow along with our Dietitians as they visit venues, teach communities, and continue their education in the wide world of nutrition. This post is from Jessica Holler, one of our Home Office RDs.  In August, I was invited to present at a health and wellness day for faculty at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Faculty attend this event just before the...

09/10/19

The Makings of a SAGE Menu

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SAGE Dining Services® has been promoting our All Foods Fit philosophy since our beginning in 1990. We know that proper nutrition can have a big impact on students’ academic performance, attendance, athletic performance, and long-term wellness. That’s why we put such care into making sure every menu provides a variety of recipes to properly fuel our communities and suit all tastes. Every menu is composed of a variety of from-scratch recipes. Each recipe begins as a SAGE Chef's idea. It’s...

08/28/19

Up Your Game with Performance Spotlight™

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Does your athlete want to add an extra edge to their game? Properly fueling is one strategy athletes can use to optimize their performance. Research shows adequate nutrition can maximize gains in speed, strength, and agility; shorten the recovery period; provide nutrients that support health; and reduce the risk of injury and illness. We recognize that athletes have special nutritional needs to help them perform their best. Performance Spotlight™ is our nutrition education program designed specifically for them. With Performance...

08/20/19

On the Road with RDs

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Greetings! Welcome to the first installment of our new blog series: “On the Road with RDs” where we invite you to follow along with our Registered Dietitians as they visit venues, teach communities, and continue their education in the wide world of nutrition. This inaugural post is from Nicole Sayre, our RD in the West.   In May, I attended the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago with colleagues from the Procurement Department. This isn’t just any trade show —...

08/13/19

From Our Dietitians: The Beet Is On!

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All of a sudden, the humble beet has become chic. Beet juice, beet smoothies, beet chips, beet chews, crispy beet salad toppings — there’s no shortage of new beet products on the shelves these days. It’s no wonder, because beets can’t be beat when it comes to their nutritional benefits, sports-enhancing qualities, and innovative culinary applications. (No more puns, promise!) The powerful red dye component is probably the most notable feature of beets, and although the staining ability is...

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