NUTRITION IN A NUTSHELL
At DK Schoolhouse, we are passionate about building good health through good nutrition!
Why Is Nutrition Important?
This can easily be summed up with these three simple steps:
Good nutrition, found in wholesome fresh foods, builds healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Poor nutrition causes vitamin, mineral and protein deficiencies.
Eating chemically processed foods, sugary foods and non-food products causes harmful toxins to build up in the body and can result in a compromised immune system, lethargy, hyperactivity and frequent illness.
Our DK Food Policy - NOTE: DUE TO COVID19, MEAL SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED AT DK SCHOOLHOUSE
Lunches are cooked fresh each day using fresh local meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits.
We avoid using white sugar, MSG or canned, packaged or processed food in our menus.
We do not offer or make available to students sweetened soft drinks, or high sugar snacks like candy, cookies and various chips and crisps.
We encourage students to drink plenty of fresh water daily.
Our teachers incorporate basic facts on good nutrition into their curriculum’s, instructing children in a fun way, on the value of good, healthy food.
HEALTHY MAKES ME HAPPY
Providing good nutrition and a balanced diet are crucial to maintaining our students health, physical and mental energy, and overall well-being. Students are actively involved in selecting meal choices and preparing snacks. We create student recipes and encourage parents to try these recipes at home. Each week, a new snack & lunch menu is posted including several DIY food choices. Allowing children to participate in meal prep is a wonderful way of teaching the values of good nutrition. It gives them a sense of accomplishment and teaches the importance of hygiene and kitchen safety.
How You Can Help From Home
We urge parents and care-givers to help us maintain a high nutrition standard by choosing healthy snacks to send to school with their children such as:
Vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, cucumber, etc)
A variety of nuts
Fresh milk cartons
Fresh fruit juice.
Throughout this period of online learning, each class has continued to maintain their focus on healthy eating, good nutrition and understanding the importance it has on growing bodies and minds.
Have you joined some of DK Schoolhouse's snack making challenges? Check out this flashback PIZZA MAKING activity by this adorable Little Learner here: