Meals

Healthy Meal Policy

Atlanta Trilingual Academy strives to develop each students’ palate for healthy food options. We believe in healthy eating and have made it our goal to teach our students the same. We serve fresh fruit each day for snack and include organic foods for both snacks and lunches when we are able.

Our lunches are made from scratch with lots of love. Some of the students’ favorite menu items include tacos made with homemade tortillas and fresh avocado and cilantro, empanadas with dough made from scratch and lots of vegetables included in the filling, baked chicken with pureed vegetables as the sauce, chili with diced carrots, eggplant, zuchini, squash and bell pepper and chicken fried rice with lots of chopped vegetables.

Hydration is important in keeping our bodies healthy and water is the best option. In an effort to encourage a love for drinking water, our children are allowed to have water whenever they ask. Unlike other schools we do not limit beverages to lunch and snack time only. Many children opt for juice or sweet drinks and we want our students to develop their palate to prefer water.

Foods that are Not Allowed or Served:

  • Peanut/Tree Nut Products: Peanut Butter, Peanuts, Peanut Oil, Pecans, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Pine Nuts, any product w/ Peanuts or Tree Nuts in the ingredient list
  • Candy, cookies, pastries (cupcakes, brownies, danishes, turnovers, etc.) unless it’s a birthday celebration when cake or cupcakes are allowed
  • Jell-O, pudding
  • Sugary Drinks: Kool-Aid, Punch, Soda, etc.
  • Foods with Artificial Coloring: Jell-O,
  • Fast Food
  • Sugary Desserts & Snacks: Twinkies & other Hostess Products, Little Debbie’s, etc.
  • *We do not serve pork

    Future

    Our goal for the spring is to plant a vegetable garden for the students. This will be done to promote local and fresh food options and will be incorporated into our science curriculum. We have lots of land at the school and would like to use a portion for our very own Atlanta Trilingual Garden.