Nutrition & Health
Filtered water is provided in each classroom and each child is provided with an individual glass cup with their name on it. These personal cups are put through our sanitizing dishwasher every week. Juice and sugary drinks are not served at school and we asked that these beverages not be included in children’s lunch boxes.
Simple, nutritious snacks are provided to the children each morning and afternoon and are included in the cost of tuition. We are committed to serving healthful foods and use seasonal, local and organic items whenever possible. Our snacks include a whole-wheat grain, a fruit and/or vegetable and a protein such as cheese, legumes, etc. We provide alternative snacks for children with food allergies and dietary restrictions within reason. The Health Department requirements about food service are stringent, and we adhere to their regulations as well.
Lunch is a popular, social time for the children but at Harmony Montessori we also cultivate community, conversation and careful clean-up. Children eat in their classrooms with their teachers and friends, and are provided a full hour of time to eat and clean-up. Porcelain plates and drinking cups are provided for each child. Water and Organic 2% milk is served at lunch.
Hot lunch is included in tuition. A menu is published before the start of each month. Our lunches include a serving of grain, protein and two fruits and/or vegetables. We offer one alternate meal, usually vegetarian, and allergy-friendly options as needed. Food from home is also welcome.
Allergies & Dietary Restrictions
Harmony is currently a PEANUT, TREE NUT, and SESAME free school. We ask all families to read all labels when providing lunch for their child and not bring in items that contain the above ingredients. We understand and support families and children with special dietary practices or food allergies.