Children are expected to eat their lunch as they would in a restaurant with manners and proper table etiquette. Loud talking, yelling, leaving the table for unnecessary reasons and continual standing during lunch are unacceptable behavior. Children will bring a cloth napkin to help with simulating a neat and proper environment.
Teachers do not feed children during lunch. Teachers will guide and encourage the children who are picky or slow eaters to eat their main entrée before they eat their side dish or dessert
The montessori classroom has an open snack every morning with healthy and nutritional snacks such as fruits, veggies, and crackers . The lunch brought from home includes a healthy snack with fresh vegetables as an appetizer and home made lunch and fruits as dessert