We believe that introducing a good and healthy food to children of all ages, always keeping in mind that the food they eat supports a healthy lifestyle. At KFS we try to provide a choice of high quality, nutritious and well-balanced food to meet our students` needs throughout the day and throughout life. The Korea Foreign School standards are built on those healthy advancements and ensure that kids are only offered tasty and nutritious foods during the school day. Eating a variety of foods can help prevent diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
- For vegetarians and students with different sensitivities, there are regularly updated vegetarian meals and special cooking utensils.
Nutrition Standards for Foods
Any food served at KFS must:
- be a “whole grain-rich” grain product; or
- have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food
- be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; or
- contain 10% of the Daily Value (DV) of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for kids (calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber).*
Food is divided into six groups
- Vegetables and Fruit
- Grain Products
- Milk and Alternatives
- Meat and Alternatives
- Mixed Dishes
- Miscellaneous Items
Eating many different foods helps maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet that provides adequate nutrition. At KFS, students must choose at least three different food groups, so that they are eating a more healthy balanced meal.
Fresh and Organic
Our meals are prepared fresh and from scratch every day and on site. To the best possible extent, we avoid using ready-made products. KFS Lunch menu is prepared by the school nutritionist. The meals have to fulfill the nutritional needs of children on a daily basis.