Metairie Lunch Program

Kinder Haus friends enjoying lunch

Our lunch program is an integral part of the day. We plan a monthly lunch menu so that our children can enjoy a variety of wholesome foods each week.  This provides an opportunity to acquire a taste for foods new to them. 

Kinder Haus does not service out any lunch items; we prepare our home-cooked lunches right on site. We also serve two snacks per day: one snack in the morning, such as fresh hot biscuits with apple jam, and in the afternoon, crackers with plump, delicious strawberries or cheese. 

During the lunch break, older friends set the tables with tablecloths, glass plates, silverware, napkins and open cups for water or cold milk. Children say a nondenominational grace and begin enjoying their meals.

Throughout the lunch setting, children are encouraged to use their sign language to ask for "more", "no thank-you" and "please." Afterwards, all students scrape their plates and put their dishes away in the wash bin. 

The Kinder Haus Lunch Program is truly a sight to behold and a very satisfying experience for the children. Not only do they enjoy a home cooked meal, but they are also fine-tuning their manners, grace, and participation in a social context. Often the teachers are seated at the table, so the children share meals in a family-like setting.

Lunch is served with cold milk and water. Snacks are served with water.