Lunches should be brought to the school in a clearly marked lunchbox. A nutritious, well-balanced lunch is important not only to a child’s physical growth, but also to a child’s social adjustment as well. Please make sure that enough food is included in your child’s lunch to provide a healthy balance of the food groups. Any uneaten food will be sent home to help parents determine appropriate amounts for their children. The school observes a “low sugar” policy (sugar listed as fifth ingredient or lower) in the interest of the children’s health and behavior.
For a nominal fee, parents may choose to sign their child up for our hot lunch program. Each day our school serves a balanced and nutritious hot lunch for the children. Menus for the week are posted online and on the parent information board. A record of meals served during the year will be kept in the office.
The school provides milk and water during lunchtime for all the children.
On the child’s enrollment form there is a place to list any food allergies that he or she may have. Parents must detail these and any other conditions or food preferences so that the staff can act accordingly.
The school provides a snack in the morning at 9:30 am and in the afternoon at 3:15 pm. Each snack will include two of the following food groups:
Milk or dairy
Fruit or vegetables
Meat or protein substitute
Bread or equivalent
Parents are welcome to pack a snack for their child and we will ensure the food is offered during snack time. If necessary, the school will supplement any snack in order to meet the nutritional requirements listed above.
Some children are fatally allergic to nuts. Parents packing lunch or snack for their child should avoid all nut products including products produced in a facility that processes nut products.