Consistent with the adage that a ‘healthy mind rests in a healthy body’ every care and attention is devoted to provide students at RiverDale with the kind of nutrition that growing children require. It is often quite a challenge to design a menu that offers meals that are healthy and nutritious as well as tasty and appealing to the varied tastes of young children! This challenge has been surmounted at RiverDale, thanks to a team of dedicated dining hall staff.
Feedback from staff and students is obtained daily on the quality of food, which, in turn, is incorporated in further improving the quality of the meals served. The school’s kitchen is equipped with modern amenities which ensure hygienic and timely preparation and service of meals. The kitchen prepares a variety of balanced and delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Apart from the main three meals, the students are provided with snacks at regular intervals throughout the day to meet their energy demands. Students sit together during meals and are served by the kitchen and other staff. A member of the school staff sits at each table along with the students ensuring that they finish their portions, do not waste food and use proper etiquette and manners while eating. On special occasions, the dining hall provides students with additional dishes, providing the opportunity to introduce new menu items every now and then creating more variety in the meals served.
In addition, special diets are provided for students and staff on medical advice when necessary.