Providence Preparatory School is committed to healthy choices for your child.
Children are given the opportunity to make choices about seconds.
We require parents to provide healthy snacks for celebrations that shift the focus from the food to their child. Our school promotes a positive learning experience when children have fun eating healthy snacks rather than cupcakes and cookies.
Children will be given filtered water throughout the day in place of juice and other sugar-containing beverages. Each child is provided with their own water bottle that is filled and refilled from the “Hydration Stations” in their classrooms.
Lifetime eating habits are formed during a child’s earliest years. Along with our families, we greatly influence each child’s nutritional preferences by providing many of the children’s daily meals.
Our chefs prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack using a combination of fresh, locally grown whole foods (subject to seasonal availability), fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Our chefs use ingredients that are healthy, rich in nutrients, low in fat and sodium and high in protein. The children are served organic milk (subject to market place availability), whole wheat breads, fruit served fresh (subject to seasonal availability), lean meats and low sugar snacks.
FAMILY MEALS TO GO
As a part of our Family Engagement initiative, we offer a delicious, nutritious “Meal To Go” to our families, quarterly. We showcase the Chef’s talents and the children’s favorite foods. This provides a simple way for the family to sit together and enjoy one of PPS’ favorite meals.
Our meals and snacks exceed the requirements for Meal Patterns as defined by the USDA.
** Children with allergies and special dietary restrictions will be given substitute foods with equivalent nutritional content.