Healthy eating and good nutrition are hallmarks of of the Montessori philosophy. Students participate in lessons regarding nutrition and food preparation. Daily snacks consist of fruits and vegetables. Students have opportunities to be part of the food preparation activities by learning to wash, slice, and serve. They play an integral role in the set-up and clean-up rituals, gaining ownership over their snacks and meals.
Students participate in cooking activities and gardening. Understanding our food chain and learning to respect the amount of time, effort, and energy invested in growing fruits and vegetables provides students with a deeper appreciation of food and the nutritional benefits. By becoming involved in hands on activities that include the study of food, children learn about the benefits of nutrients found in food and the fundamental relationship to healthy food choices.