Mealtime is an important part of the day and is an extension of the daily curriculum. At Mulberry, we eat family style which provides children and teachers the opportunity to come together and build relationships. Family-style meals offer teachers the opportunity to role model and set an example of healthy eating, conversation, and table etiquette. Children are encouraged to perform as many of the skills involved as they are developmentally able to do. These skills (e.g. serving, pouring, passing) promote fine and gross motor development.
Mulberry believes in healthy nutrition for everyone. We encourage children to try unfamiliar healthy foods and do not allow soda, chocolate, sweets, fast food, or juices of any type. Due to allergies, peanut butter is not allowed. We do not warm up lunches, however, you may bring food in a thermos.