Nutrition is a focal point at Lilac Sea because we know that well-nourished children are able to direct more energy toward imaginative play, creativity and learning when they are not lacking essential nutrients in their diets. In addition, children whose diets are well-balanced to include sufficient vitamins and minerals needed for optimal growth and development, tend to have less health and behavioral problems. We believe in a holistic approach to eating by seeking balance, wholeness, and variety. The focus is not placed on any one particular diet, but instead on the importance of consuming whole, unprocessed, unrefined, and organic foods, and limiting sugar.
Knowing that healthy eating habits are best learned at a young age, children at Lilac Sea are introduced to an array of nutrient-dense foods such as pasture-raised meat and butter, bone broth, organ meats, seafood, eggs, and cultured and fermented foods. With a constantly changing menu, children become familiar with a large assortment of vegetables, herbs, grains, and proteins and discover the satisfying foods that their growing bodies crave. Children are encouraged to participate in food preparation whenever possible by joining in activities such as attending to the vegetable garden, making bread, and grinding seeds. Every effort is made to prepare meals entirely from scratch to ensure the highest quality of nutrition.
Due to the small size of our program, certain items cannot be eliminated from the menu including meat, fish, or eggs. Gluten and dairy sensitivities can be accommodated. Bringing food from home is not an option.
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Here is a sample of the meal items that are provided:
Yogurt from pasture-raised cows with homemade granola and berries
Eggs from pastured, soy-free hens
Sprouted oatmeal with grass-fed butter, honey, and raisins
Wild tuna salad with homemade mayonnaise
Chili with pastured ground pork and organs
Zucchini noodles with grass-fed meat and red sauce
Wild salmon with sprouted rice and vegetables
Sourdough pizza with various toppings