Organic School Lunch 

Empowering Children to make better, healthier food choices  

Our Approach

Cultivating a lifelong appreciation for real food

Our Menu

 

 

 

 

 

Grain

100% whole grain, unbleached flour

    and brown rice

 

 

 

 

 

Protein

Unprocessed and grass-fed meat. Plant based protein

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetables:

Locally grown

 

 

 

 

 

Dairy

No artificial growth hormones

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit

Fresh, whole fruit

Our School lunch is prepared by Kurumi Yoshida, the owner of Unusual Way Kitchen . She uses all organic ingredients and everything is homemade. All the menus are free of preservatives, chemicals, colorants and any kids of additives.The lunch is freshly made in Chigasaki every morning and is delivered in warm condition with thermo-bags. 

 

Today`s Lunch

Why Healthy?

"Kids eat more when school lunches got healthier"

Source: Marlene B. Schwartz et. el, "New School Meal Regulations Increase Total Plate Waste." Childhood Obesity 11, no 3 (2015) 

"Students adapt quickly to healthier lunch"

Source: Juliana F.W. Cohen et al. "Impact of the New US Department of Agriculture School Meal Standards on Food Selection." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 46, no. 4 (2014): 388-394

"Quality of school lunch affects students` academic performance"

Source: Michael L. Anderson & Justin Gallagher & Elizabeth Ritchie, "School Lunch Quality and Academic" NBER Working Papers 23218, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2017)

Food Education at SIS

At SIS, we believe that a school plays an important role in helping students establish healthy eating behaviors. Nutrition education is incorporated throughout the school day and in various locations. 

IN THE CLASSROOM

From Kindergarten to middle school, the students all participate in environmental education. Our curriculum explores the essential question of " What is food" and "What is our responsibility of food consumption"

PARENT/ TEACHER WORKSHOPS 

With the help of food experts in our local community, we increase our knowledge and awareness of food through interactive workshops

FARM TO HOME

Shonan is a vibrant farming community. Every Thursday,  we sell locally grown organic vegetables at our own SIS Veggie stand! During harvest season, we also sell the vegetables that were grown by our students.  

SCHOOL FARM

By having students actually produce food, they increase their nutrition knowledge, willingness to try fruit and vegetables and positive attitudes about food. Here is the food type our students produce :

  • Kindy: Vegetables & Fruits

  • Grade School: Mochi Rice 

  • Middle School: Free range organic chickens

  

SCHOOL LUNCH 

School lunch is like a learning lab where students are exposed to new food, see what balanced meals looks like and may be encouraged to try new foods!