Research shows that homegrown, whole foods positively impact performance in school, attendance, even behavior. Bistro Kids prepares the school lunches in our kosher kitchen from scratch using only locally sourced, organic, all natural foods — including vegetables students have planted in a school garden. Hormone and antibiotic-free milk will be served with every meal.
In addition to feeding students, the program provides an educational component: visits from farmers who teach students how produce transforms from seed to table; chefs who guide students and parents in hands-on cooking classes; and lessons in nutrition and healthy food choices.
The program aligns perfectly with our values. Our students will grow up with the knowledge that everyday decisions —choosing milk at the store, for example—are not just fiscal decisions. They are decisions that impact everything from their bodies to the economy to the earth’s atmosphere.