As a school, we emphasize the importance of healthy nutrition in order to influence and enhance the eating habits of our students who are at the age of growth and development.
In Keystone Schools, the lunch is served very colorful and joyfully; even the youngest students tidy up their plates and cups from the table by themselves. This way, they get to socialize and learn how to eat properly.
In our meals, we do not use ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged dressing, chicken, chicken stock, packaged meat stock, corn, frozen and canned foods. We use olive oil and butter. Since, in school, we do not use unhealthy ingredients in our meals, it makes the lives of parents who follow healthy diets at home easier. We are happy to see the change in eating habits for students who used to eat unhealthy meals at home, switching to eating healthily.
In order to not waste any food, we try to cook seasonal meals in certain amounts and teach our students to be aware of hunger problems around the world.
Starting in the Primary school, our students take the responsibility to prepare their own healthy snacks at home and bring them to school.
*When kids learn to prepare food, they learn more than how to make a healthy meal.
*They learn that healthy nutrition is their choice and responsibility.
*Their confidence grows, as they learn to prepare different things.
*It gives them a sense of independence.
*It teaches them to make healthy choices within certain parameters.
*It reinforces the source of their food, and that it doesn’t have to “come from a box”.
*It teaches them that it is actually fast to prepare their own meal.
In our school we do not have a canteen on purpose, and we do not allow students to bring and eat packaged foods inside our school. We provide different choices for our parents as to seasonal healthy snacks that they can prepare at home
Try lots of different fruits and vegetables and prepare them in various ways to find out what your kids like best.