www.flikindependentschools.com/">school food service provider has employed a corporate dietitian to develop and implement its nutrition education platform since its inception in 2001. Over the past ten years, the company has seen increasing success when its dietitians work hand-in-hand with the on-site school chefs to provide educational opportunities. September 21, 2011
School food service provider Flik Independent School Dining is streamlining its Eat Well program to emphasize greater collaboration between its chefs and dietitians for providing food and nutrition education.
The independent school food service provider has employed a corporate dietitian to develop and implement its education platform since its inception in 2001. Over the past ten years, the company has seen increasing success when its dietitians work hand-in-hand with the on-site school chefs to provide educational opportunities. This observation is what prompted the company to make the dietitian-chef team the hallmark of its Eat Well programming moving forward.
“Our philosophy is that good food and good nutrition go hand in hand,” says Susan Cooper, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition Specialist for Flik Independent School Dining. “With increasing acceptance of chefs as educators and dietitians providing healthful cooking skills, we believe now is the perfect time to emphasize the collaboration between chefs and dietitians in our food education efforts.”
Flik Independent School Dining’s Eat Well program includes the following initiatives, all of which are developed and implemented collaboratively between Cooper and Corporate Executive Chef, Christian Fischer. Cooper and Fischer then work with on-site school chefs and dietetic interns to customize the program for the school community.
“Serving fresh from scratch meals and providing comprehensive nutrition education has been the foundation of Flik’s philosophy long before it was trendy,” says Cooper. “It’s neat to see our chefs and dietitians working together and learning from one another to provide a holistic approach to food education. More importantly, we are seeing greater success with this model.”
About Flik Independent School Dining
Flik Independent School Dining, a division of the Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides school food service for over 130 private schools nationwide. Their team of food and nutrition experts is dedicated entirely to creating fun, healthful and innovative dining solutions for private and independent school communities. Fresh, healthful food preparation utilizing batch cooking techniques and locally and sustainably-sourced ingredients has always been the cornerstone of the company’s operating philosophy. For more information, visit http://www.FlikISD.com.
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