FSA School provides children and staff with always healthy, balanced, and of course, delicious meals. Our secret is our own kitchen, where professionals with knowledge and experience in preparing dishes that will satisfy even the most demanding children work. Our goal is for children to receive meals free of highly processed products and flavor enhancers. We also decided to have our own kitchen so that children could consume food based on fresh ingredients instead of reheated dishes brought in from outside.
Our facility also has a cafeteria where children and staff can comfortably eat while learning proper eating behaviors.
In collaboration with a dietician, we have developed dishes (based on recommendations from the WHO Food and Nutrition Institute) tailored to the seasons, to make use of fresh vegetables and fruits. We have made a list of the products used and those that you will not find in our pantry, let alone on the children’s plates. The list of prohibited products includes primarily all sweets, sugar, sweetened drinks, pork, chicken, and white bread. Products like pasta or potatoes are used no more than once a week. We regularly consume rice, oat, or almond milk. After all, meals build and support children’s immunity and emotional and intellectual development.
We encourage every child to eat their portion or at least try new flavors. By using positive encouragement, we can boast that we have already introduced healthy dietary habits to many homes. After all, we realize how important it is for children to absorb proper dietary habits from a young age, which will have a positive impact on their health in the coming years.
In addition, we also adapt to the dietary needs of children by establishing individual diets – such as dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, elimination, etc. We want parents and children to feel safe and secure in our facility, so we encourage them to report a list of allergens, intolerances, and the type of diet they prefer for their child. Parents can also indicate which products should be excluded or minimized in their child’s diet. Of course, this list may also include products that the child does not like very much.
We place great emphasis on an individual approach to our wards, also in terms of nutrition.