Metairie Lunch Program
Our lunch program is an integral part of the day. Students partake in a set lunch menu and enjoy a variety of wholesome foods each week. By following a set lunch menu, the children are introduced to a variety of foods. 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 hot snack in the morning, such as fresh hot biscuits with apple jam and in the afternoon, crackers with plump, delicious strawberries.
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 meal.
Throughout the lunch program, 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 tub.
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 in a family setting.
Lunch is served with cold milk and water. Snacks are served with water.
Meet Our Head Chef
Mrs. Denise Franklin
Ms. Denise joined Kinder Haus in December of 2018. She comes with years of cooking experience such as at Ochsner, St. Margaret's Nursing Home and ABC Preschool just to name a few. Denise describes herself as uplifting, kind and outgoing. She believes these qualities show children that it's okay to be themselves. She cooks with love and you can find the children sneaking a peek into her kitchen each day to see what she's cooking for them. Denise is also able to step into the classroom when needed. Sometimes you might catch her singing along to the group times around the school, it's very apparent that she loves being around children. She keeps the staff laughing daily and the kids get a kick out of her to. Ms. Denise is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with her 3 sons and husband during her time away from Kinder Haus. Denise is a great addition to our school and we are so glad to have her around!