FLACS insists on a well-balanced diet in children’s lives
Since February 2010, FLACS cooks student meals on site. FLACS has on staff an Executive Chef, an Assistant Chef and helpers.
The lunch program offers a wide range of food. Every day, students will be offered a protein, vegetable dish, starch, soup, and dessert. Over a 10 day period, 40% of the lunch entrée is a chicken dish, 20% will be a beef or pork dish, 20% is a fish dish, and another 20% is a vegetarian dish. Dessert is 80% cut and whole fresh fruit and 20% will be a dessert prepared by the chef. In addition, a healthy breakfast is served evey morning.
The science curriculum offers new vocabulary and lessons about food’s biological impact on our bodies. As a result of the wellness program students will have a healthy relationship with food. An afterschool cooking program is available to students.
FLACS invites parents and families to join in the school’s efforts to end childhood obesity and make a balanced diet an everyday part of children’s lives.
FLACS extends its thanks to the Calhoun School for its technical assistance as FLACS developed the wellness initiative.