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From Our Dietitians: What’s the Buzz About Caffeine?

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For many people, the day doesn’t start until they’ve had a cup of coffee. The jolt you feel from your java is thanks to caffeine, a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to boost energy and help you feel more alert. Because of its stimulating effect, caffeine is classified as a drug. Caffeine occurs naturally in some seeds and plants, including coffee, tea, and cacao. It’s also added to sodas, energy drinks, gums, candies, supplements, and even certain...


All Foods Fit: Culture

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Welcome back to our All Foods Fit series! As part of our introduction to SAGE’s All Foods Fit philosophy, we’re exploring different components of food in greater detail: Fuel, Culture, Exploration, Togetherness, and Enjoyment. Remember, All Foods Fit means that there are no “good” or “bad” foods. We eat many different foods for many different reasons — it keeps us nutritionally balanced, provides the opportunity to explore other cultures and flavors, and allows us to create long-lasting memories and enjoy...


Minimizing Food Waste at Home

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Happy Earth Day! At SAGE, our focus on sustainability means doing what’s right for people and the planet. To participate in EARTHDAY.ORG's Earth Day 2022 theme — Invest In Our Planet — we're focusing on minimizing food waste to help reduce our carbon footprint. According to Feeding America, 108 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. every year. Moreover, 58% of the food produced in Canada is lost or thrown out, according to Second Harvest Food...


From Our Dietitians: Nutrition Fact or Fiction

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It’s easy to find nutrition information, but figuring out which advice to follow is challenging. Claims may be polar opposites, and it can be confusing and overwhelming to separate fact from fiction. SAGE’s Registered Dietitians approach nutrition claims with curiosity and a healthy dose of skepticism to figure out if they’re based on scientific evidence. The next time you hear about a new trend, evaluate it using these tips. What was said? Take a look at the claims and benefits...


From Our Chefs: 10 Must-Have Items for Your Kitchen

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Whether you’re a professional chef or still learning the basics, it’s important to keep timesaving tools on hand. We recommend these 10 items to help you minimize how long it takes to make meals and maximize how long you get to enjoy the food and the company of the people you share it with. Cutting board: This provides a clean, solid surface for meal prep. Look for easy-to-clean materials that can protect your knives and avoid cross-contamination. Chef’s knife: This...


National Nutrition Month®: Flavors from Around the World

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We recently shared what this year’s National Nutrition Month® theme — Celebrate a World of Flavors — means to SAGE’s Dietitians. (If you missed it, check out the blog here!) To continue our National Nutrition Month® celebration, we asked our Director of Menu Development Rob Coutu to dive deeper into the culinary side of this theme. Below, he shares some insights into different cuisines and popular dishes from around the world. Haiti While Haitian food mostly blends Creole and...


Celebrating Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month, which honors the accomplishments and contributions that women have made in American history. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re showcasing a few prominent female chefs who’ve made a significant impact in the culinary world. You can also explore some of the dishes that were inspired by these chefs, which we’ll be featuring in our dining halls throughout the month of March. Alice Waters (inspired dish: Beef Stew) is a chef, activist, author, and restaurateur credited...


Celebrating a World of Flavors for National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” which the SAGE Registered Dietitians are particularly excited about. To us, this theme means recognizing that food is personal and a celebration of culture. It’s an opportunity to learn about and honor your own cultural foods, as well as those of others.   Here’s how the SAGE Registered Dietitians (Lesley, Amy, Teresa, and Taylor) are celebrating a world of flavors:    How do you like to...


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