our food standards

We believe that our students and school staff should not only eat healthy food, but also eat responsibly raised food. That is why we set standards for the food that we buy.

  • Our meat proteins are antibiotic and hormone free, and grass fed whenever possible
  • When we use milk in dishes (like mac and cheese) we use Hudson Valley Fresh Milk which is local, and from grass fed cows
  • We source produce locally whenever possible
  • We provide a variety of fresh fruit each week including local apples and pears, along with oranges, grapes, melon, bananas 
  • Whole grains are an integral part of our menu, as we only offer whole wheat bread, pita, wraps, brown rice and quinoa
  • We never use ingredients like: high fructose corn syrup, MSG, artificial colors, artificial flavors, trans fats, or margarines 
  • All of our food is made from scratch in our commissary kitchen by our experienced culinary team 
  • Our yogurt is plain and to sweeten it we use honey, not sugar, and we blend in fruit for our flavoring
  • Our granola is homemade
  • Our soups are all homemade, and we make the broth from scratch, so there is no added sodium other than for taste 
  • All of our food is fresh never frozen

 

 

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