Hawkswood School Nutrition Program
Welcome to Hawkswood School Cafeteria, a groundbreaking school nutrition program, where we promote healthy and educated food choices to last a lifetime. Our goal is to educate our students to become informed, health-minded individuals in today’s society.
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Hawkswood School offers a full service lunch program. The kitchen will be serving lunches that are familiar to students, food that they like to eat, healthfully prepared. The main entrée will be traditionally prepared “home cooked” food. We will provide an alternative lunch each day that will meet the dietary needs of individual students. This will include gluten free, dairy free, egg free, as well as vegan lunches. Our fruits and vegetables are fresh and our dairy, poultry and meat are hormone and antibiotic free. In addition, the kitchen offers personalized meal planning. We will modify texture as needed (including purees and various levels of chopped or soft-solid consistencies). We also provide wholesome fresh liquid nutrition for students who use gastronomy tube feeding.
Our lunches meet all USDA, National School Lunch standards.
Hawkswood School is a nut free environment and all food brought in must be nut free. This measure has been taken to insure the safety and well-being of others who have nut allergies.
We are committed to supporting our students in developing healthy nutritional values.
In coordination with Transition Services, we also provide commercial kitchen training, work detail and food handling management, offering a realistic work experience in the food industry.
On a daily basis, our kitchen staff teaches hands-on “food-for-life skills” and personal hygiene management. Understanding the benefits of a healthy balanced diet at an early age is important, and will instill better choices into adulthood.