I want to share this message from our dining services provider, Flik Independent School Dining, with our school community:
To the great communities and the families we serve:
As we have kept the school administrators abreast of our solid company business standing and reopening plans, we felt it was important to reach out to the families we serve and update you on where Flik is today. We are working diligently to secure a safe and healthy environment so you can be confident that your school’s dining program will be a trusted service when you return.
Flik is very fortunate to have resources and support as a national company plus shared best practices with its parent company, Compass Group. We have put in place with schools that are still open, safety and sanitation requirements to ensure the customer can trust the dining service is a safe place on campus. Some programs like all-inclusive (lunch in the tuition) may be limited in its offerings initially but rest assured the value we bring to families is our rigorous safety protocols each day. Some of these practices include:
• Taking staff temperatures daily
• PPE worn each day
• COVID-19 hot line
• Social distancing in the dining room and in production
• Limiting self-serve stations
• Limited touch points
Moving forward we are getting ready to release our Manager’s Guide for reopening to include summer camps and schools, this will be shared with the administration to understand the requirements recommended by the CDC, state and federal agencies.
Until your return, Flik has some great resources for our families to Stay Well during this time. Our team of registered dietitians and chefs have crafted resources on pantry essentials, meal prepping, cooking with kids, easy recipes and mindfulness. We truly believe that education can be fun and by using the tools and lessons on this website, you can engage your entire family. Easy recipes like Buffalo Cauliflower, Cocoa Strawberry Overnight Oats and Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites are just a few items you can incorporate into your weekly menu. Not sure how to spruce up your pantry with healthy and new items? Click on the Better Choice Grocery List to learn more.
Just because we are not currently nourishing your children every day at school doesn’t mean we have forgotten about you and your wellness. Flik is working hard to welcome all of you back to share a meal and we can’t wait to see you again. In the meantime, we wanted to share some fun resources and information for the entire family.
Wishing you and your family good health,
Ray Mulligan, President
Nancy Walker, Regional Vice President