SAGE makes each dining hall a welcoming, safe place for students with food allergies, providing them with reliable information about their meals and an open line of communication with their Food Service Director.
In response to the growing prevalence and severity of peanut allergies in children, we do not serve any nuts or nut products. SAGE labels every ingredient, recipe, and menu with the top 12 allergens (more than required by law). We also have an open kitchen policy. Students with food allergies are encouraged to meet with their Food Service Directors to discuss ingredients, cooking methods, and protocols.
SAGE's Spotlight Program helps students build nutrient-dense plates based on the concepts of variety, balance, and moderation. By integrating a simple tricolor labeling system on all menu items, Spotlight allows students to quickly and easily see the nutritional value of their meals based on the most recent USDA dietary guidelines. Research shows that this type of nutritional messaging and guidance helps promote a lifelong positive relationship with food.
How The SAGE Spotlight Program works:
Every item on the online menu and the Touch of SAGE Mobile App includes a dot color—green, yellow, or red. In the dining hall, signs and tablets display all menu items and their corresponding dot colors.
These dots indicate how much and how often certain foods should appear on a plate. Green items should be most abundant, yellow dot items should comprise about one third of the plate, and red items should be enjoyed in moderation.
Each menu also includes a plate schematic that shows the breakdown of green, yellow, and red selections so students can see what their plate might look like each day.
To address the nutritional needs of student-athletes, SAGE's Performance Spotlight program features special menu picks that give athletes the right nutrients for training, performance, and recovery. Drawing upon guidelines from the United States Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Performance Spotlight both nourishes and educates athletes. Students can find plate schematics on the Touch of SAGE app that illustrate the optimal amounts of protein, vegetables, grains, and starches for each performance phase. Performance Pick meals are identified by the Performance Spotlight icon online and along the serving line.
SAGE's guide to the Performance Spotlight program can be found here.
At AOS, all students, parents, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for breakfast. Take the hustle and bustle out of your morning and have a seat with SAGE!
Breakfast is served every morning except for Tuesdays, early dismissal days, and parent-teacher conference days. The breakfast program is not included in tuition and, therefore, comes at an additional cost.