Food and Nutrition Education
Healthy children's eating starts long before mealtime itself. Knowing the importance of children exploring food, we offer our students food and nutrition education classes.
We present fresh foods to the little ones, who can touch them, feel their texture, aroma, and shape. This interaction allows the children to get to know the food before it is prepared.
The nutritional and pedagogical objective is to bring the children closer to the food. To complement the learning process, we have an organic garden available to the students. They actively participate in the planting, care, and harvesting.
Thus, they become fully familiar with where the food served at the table comes from, and develop respect for food, as well as a healthy relationship between food, sustainability, and nutrition.
Meat Free Monday
Thinking about the planet's sustainability, Green Kids School supports the Meat Free Monday movement, launched in the UK by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009. It is a global, non-profit campaign that aims to encourage people to help the planet by slowing climate change, preserving precious natural resources, and improving their health by having at least one meatless day each week.
Support for the campaign has spread to hundreds of schools and universities around the world, including Wadham, Regent's Park and Pembroke Colleges (Oxford), UCL and City University London. Therefore, on Mondays, we do not serve any kind of animal protein on our menu.
Our nutritionist conducts cooking classes. Here students learn basic techniques, some cuts and food production processes, such as how to ferment a loaf of bread.
We have a list of qualified suppliers that provide us with quality raw materials and fresh products. That is, when the organic ingredients do not come straight from our kitchen garden. We strictly comply with all current legislation, following the good food safety practices in the kitchen.
Our employees are properly trained and qualified to prepare biologically safe food, ensuring the health of our students.
Our menu is developed contemplating all food groups. We follow the Brazilian Ministry of Health's recommendations for macro and micronutrient intake. This means that at Green Kids School children have a very diversified diet, including whole foods.