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08/28/18

How to Navigate Your SAGE Menu

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As you look forward to the school year ahead, we encourage you to look over your menu in advance to plan what to eat, especially if you have food allergies or follow a specific eating pattern. This guide will remind you of key features of our menu, and might even introduce you to something new! Access You can always access the menu via a web browser on any device, as well as through our Touch of SAGE™ mobile app. The...

08/20/18

EASY NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE: UNDERSTANDING THE SAGE SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM®

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Eating well is a lifelong skill that’s difficult to learn in a world filled with persuasive food packaging, marketing and advertising, and fad diets. Enter SAGE’s Spotlight Program, a nutritional program designed to guide students of all ages in making healthy choices. The SAGE philosophy is that no foods are bad—everything has a place when you practice the principles of variety, balance, and moderation. Spotlight is an intuitive, tricolor labeling system that guides healthy food choices and educates on how...

07/31/18

From Our Dietitians: All Things Natural, Organic, and GMO-Free

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The consumer demand to know what’s in food has become a movement in Congress known as the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, or Just Label It. Food can be marketed and labeled in many different ways, so we’ve broken down a few increasingly popular terms: natural, organic, and GMO-free. From regulatory definitions to label requirements, do you know the facts? Natural The term “natural” has no regulatory definition and no label requirements. The FDA is currently seeking comment from food...

07/03/18

From Our Dietitians: Grass-Fed Dairy

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Is it just us, or does it seem like there are new options every time you go to the store? Take milk, for example. There’s organic, soy, rice, and grass-fed milk—the last of which can cost two-and-a-half times more than regular milk! Is it worth the price? We’ve done the research for you so you can make an informed decision for your household. Label Meaning There isn’t a government-regulated claim for the term “grass-fed.” However, the American Grassfed Association...

05/07/18

From Our Dietitians: Grain-Fed or Grass-Fed Beef

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You’re at the grocery store deciding what to buy for dinner this week. There’s a lot to consider: cut, cost, sell-by-date, local, organic, grass-fed. Should you shell out the extra money for grass-fed beef? Does it actually mean anything, or is it just a good marketing strategy? We’ve done the research for you so you can make an informed decision for your household. What are other people buying? Conventional corn-fed beef is the most widely produced (and purchased) beef in...

04/10/18

From Our Dietitians: Eat Your Colors

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To help our students form healthy eating patterns, we tell them, “Eat your colors.” But what does that mean, and why does it matter? First off, eating your colors means you’re loading up on your daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies. That means you’re getting water for hydration, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber for digestive health and cholesterol regulation. It also means you’re getting a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that keep you healthy...

03/27/18

Being an Allergy-Aware Parent

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For parents whose children don’t have food allergies, it can be hard to understand how stressful it can be, and to know how to help. Whether you’re hosting a party, having your child’s friends over after school, making a dish for a potluck, or volunteering during a field trip, here are some tips for keeping kids safe. Preventing an allergic reaction begins with an awareness of what you’re serving, and to whom. Teach your kids to share books, toys, and...

03/20/18

Food Allergies 101: Facts, Symptoms, and Taking Action

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Food allergies are a serious matter. Since data was first collected in 1997, the incidence of food allergies in American children has risen sevenfold. Food Allergy Facts SAGE’s research of its client population has found a frequency of 1 in 12 students for the 12 top food allergens: eggs, fish, gluten, milk, mustard, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, sulfites, tree nuts, and wheat. Most fatal food-allergic reactions are triggered by food consumed outside the home, where the individual has much less...

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