Our food philosophy
Nutritious food for our body, mind and soul
We offer three nutritious, non-processed, non-fried, low-in-salt and sugar-free meals every day (morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack).
As an extension of the Montessori philosophy and the care of our environment on a global scale, our school menu only uses organic, seasonal and 0km produce. Our meals are fully packed with vegetables and fruits. One day a week, we are all vegetarian and we strictly follow any special diet due to health (gluten free, any specific food allergy), or personal (vegetarian, vegan) reasons.
Culture in food
Mealtime is part of the Practical Life of children, so they take an active role in each phase of the process. They learn to set the table; taking care of the detail when placing individual items, cutlery, plates, glasses and some decorative vases contributing to the beauty of the environment. They help serve food, inviting others to try the variety of foods on offer. Likewise, they participate when picking up the table service and cleaning, to prepare the space to continue with their activities. Each group eats in their own classroom promoting a sense of community, since mealtime is a social experience to share, together with nutritional and social aspects.
Cooking with passion and dedication
Our meals are prepared on premise by our cooks Carmen P. and Carmen B. at Imagine La Pinada and Noelia at Imagine Valencia. Cooking is their passion; Carmen P., Carmen B. and Noelia cook with love and dedication with the goal of nourishing our children and staff members’ bodies and minds.