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Honoring Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month, which honors the accomplishments and contributions women have made in U.S. 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. (Canada recognizes Women’s History Month in October — read more about notable Canadian female chefs from here!) Learn about the ways these women have helped shaped the culinary industry and check out a delicious recipe inspired by Cristeta Comerford, the...


How We Protect Against Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 27-March 5) reminds us that although it isn’t easy to talk or think about eating disorders, it’s important. Eating disorders are complex and life-threatening mental illnesses that affect all ages, genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and body shapes and sizes. They exist on a continuum with disordered eating, and symptoms range from extreme restriction to binge eating and distorted body image. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that 30 million Americans will struggle with...


Easy Nutrition Guidance: Understanding the SAGE Spotlight Program®

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Navigating nutrition information is a lifelong skill. In an increasingly fast-paced world with seemingly endless information, it can sometimes be tricky to sort through all our choices and understand what’s best for our nutrition. We created the SAGE Spotlight Program® to guide community members on building nutritionally balanced plates and encourage practicing variety, balance, and moderation. Aligning with our All Foods Fit nutrition philosophy, the SAGE Spotlight Program® focuses on balancing nutrition guidance with fostering a positive relationship with food...


International Cuisine: Chile

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Chile is known for its unique geography, running 2,640 miles in length but only about 100 miles wide. Its geographic extremes range from the Atacama Desert (the driest nonpolar desert on Earth), to the fertile Central Valley where about 85% of the population lives, to the south where heavy forests and volcanoes give way to the glaciers and lakes of Patagonia. However, with the exception of some regional specialties, a similar cuisine is enjoyed throughout the country. Chilean food...


On the Road With Rob: Worlds of Flavor® International Conference and Festival

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We’re back with a new edition of our “On the Road” blog series! We’re excited to feature SAGE’s Director of Menu Development Rob Coutu, who traveled out to Napa Valley in November 2022 for the Worlds of Flavor® International Conference and Festival, presented by the Culinary Institute of America. The theme of the 2022 conference was Africa and the World. Below, Rob shares his experience at this critically acclaimed annual conference. The conference explored the foods, culinary techniques, and diverse...


All Foods Fit: Let’s Explore Food!

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Welcome back to our All Foods Fit series! As part of our All Foods Fit campaign and nutrition philosophy, we’re exploring a variety of components related to food: Fuel, Culture, Exploration, Togetherness, and Enjoyment. All Foods Fit means there are no “good” or “bad” foods. We eat many different foods for many different reasons — to keep us nutritionally balanced, provide the opportunity to explore other cultures and flavors, and allow us to create long-lasting memories and enjoy the dining...


Celebrating Black History Month

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February is Black History Month, which honors the accomplishments, cultures, contributions, and history that the Black community has made in shaping the United States and Canada. To celebrate Black History Month, we’re highlighting a few renowned Black chefs from the U.S. and Canada who’ve made a powerful impact in the culinary world, as well as featuring a recipe inspired by Zoe Adjonyoh. Matthew Raiford, who calls himself a “CheFarmer” (chef and farmer), is paving the way for future culinarians...


One-On-One with General Manager Dan Maertz

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Meet SAGE General Manager Dan Maertz! He’s been with SAGE for 15 years and currently serves as General Manager at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was recently recognized by Food Management as one of 15 college dining directors and general managers who made a difference over the past year. He was chosen from more than 400 nominations across the country for stepping up to ensure that students and staff continued to be fed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We chatted...


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