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Farm-to-Table Lunch Program

CDS is proud to offer an onsite farm-to-table lunch program from Chef Matt Kern and his company, The Man Behind the Food, included in the price of tuition. Chef Matt and his staff use their years of varied experience to put good food in the Chesterfield Day School Dining room. The program focuses on providing students with nutritious, personalized, kid-friendly meals while using local producers in seasonal menus and recipes. Along with his talented staff, Matt is able to reinforce healthy eating habits and gardening ties through interactive cooking and gardening classes. This full circle approach to food and food education leave a lasting impression on students, and on the entire CDS community.

Allergies and School Meals

CDS recognizes that nut products can be life threatening to a number of community members, and therefore we are vigilant about their distribution.

No nut products or products containing nuts, including nut oils, are served or used as part of any school activity on campus or off. This policy includes all extracurricular and extended day activities organized by CDS and outside activity providers.

Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade may include nut products in their lunches. Individual classes may impose greater controls and product limitations as safety requires.

All items sold in the school store are nut-free and scrutinized for both nut content and production in a nut-free environment.

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