Hot lunches are available for purchase Monday through Friday. Our catering service, by Janet Rojo (La Vianda Catering), always prepares healthy balanced meals, using locally sourced and organic products whenever possible, and she never fries anything. Each meal will follow best nutritional practices – containing plant- based protein, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low saturated fats and no refined sugars.
Lunches at Cherry Hill are served family style because there are many benefits to sharing meals this way even when at school. Having soft music playing and a lovely table set with real plates, silverware and glasses sets the tone for an elevated experience. The children develop their social skills, manners, and learn to listen to their internal hunger cues when deciding what size portion they wish to consume. The teachers act as role models, sitting with the children and participating in the meal, as they share pleasant conversation and a lovely mealtime experience.
While it’s certainly not mandatory to order the hot lunches, we encourage you to try to order them as much as possible so that this experience can be as communal as possible. Should you choose to send lunch from home, your child will simply serve themselves from their lunchbox and participate in that way.
If you have a suggestion for an entree you know your child loves please let us know.