Providing healthy meals and choosing products in an ecologically sustainable manner is very important to us. We run our own kitchen and bake our own bread. We cook from scratch and avoid any semi-finished products. We create healthy menus for every week and cater to a range of dietary requirements and intolerances. Children are provided with healthy nutritious food throughout the day (i.e. morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack). We strive to purchase the best food we can, whether it's fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms or fresh meat from Austria, or using locally produced honey, instead of sugar, in our cooking.
At Brilliant Stars, we make every effort to teach our students from the earliest age to take charge of their own bodies and learn healthy eating habits. We do this by teaching children about nutrition as well as moderation in all things. Alongside supporting healthy movement and outdoor exercise, we make sure to introduce children to new spices, vegetables, fruits, and recipes to build diverse pallets.
Sourcing Healthy, Ethical & Sustainable Food
We have done our best to learn about sustainably run farms so that we may support their products by using the services of companies such as Svet Bedničiek. Our food is sourced directly from organic farms as much as possible and not from factories or big supermarkets. We try to have “real” food: organic, free from chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. Regarding the purchasing process, we buy in bulk when possible and prefer local farmers in order to minimise the carbon footprint and packaging. Through proper planning, we are able to cook nutritious and delicious food whilst creating minimal food waste.
Experiencing diverse cultures
Our international days are a much-loved feature of our school among students. These events are aimed at creating greater inclusion, diversity of perspective, and a sense of belonging. We serve the cuisine of the presented country; with students and staff from more than 39 countries, we have plenty to taste!
In our certified edible garden, we plant food such as lettuce, rocket lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, different herbs, and other edible plants. Sometimes children might help with the preparation of snacks for their classmates. In this way, they learn about where food comes from, how it is produced, and how to eat healthily. They learn that the choices they make affect the environment, including the sourcing process of food and the use of sustainable packaging.
Sharing our knowledge
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