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Nutrition at The Nightingale-Bamford School

The Nightingale-Bamford School has partnered with Cater to You Food Service as the dining services provider to create daily meals that focus on optimal nutritional impact. Offerings consist of a wide variety of protein sources (both animal and plant based), whole grains, legumes, dairy, healthy fats, and the freshest fruits and vegetables. 

Menus are designed monthly to reflect seasonal availability, holidays, and the special dietary needs of The Nightingale-Bamford School community. The culinary team is led by our Chef Manager and Chef.  

Cater to You takes careful measures not to prepare or serve meals that contain peanuts or tree nuts. Extensive allergy awareness training through third-party certifiers AllerTrain and ServSafe has been completed by the Chef Manager, Chef, and Sous Chef. In addition, all other CtY team members serving The Nightingale-Bamford School community receive annual allergy awareness instruction as part of CtY’s Back-to-School training programming.

Breakfast Service Includes:

  • Milk

  • Cereal

  • Bagels and sliced bread (wheat and white)

  • Butter, cream cheese, Sunbutter, natural fruit spreads

  • Stonyfield organic individual 4oz yogurts

  • Boiled pasture raised eggs

  • Horizon Organic cheese sticks

  • Whole fruit; banana, apple, orange, pears

  • Oatmeal with toppings, overnight oats, or yogurt with toppings

Lower School Family-style Lunch Service Includes:

  • 1 entree (meat/poultry/fish); vegetarian option is provided to students individually

  • 1 side vegetable

  • 1 side starch (potato, pasta, rice, or other whole grain)

  • 1 soup

  • beverages (milk and water always, juice is available on alternating days)

  • dessert (house-baked item, ice-cream, or Chloe’s fruit-bar, is offered every other day)

Salad | Sandwich Station Includes:

  • 1 lettuce and 6 toppings to create your own salad, 2 proteins, 4 produce items

  • Fresh cut fruit

  • Stonyfield organic individual 4oz yogurts

  • 1 pre-made sandwich or wrap (ham, cheese, tuna salad, egg salad, Sunbutter & jelly)

  • 2 sandwich components (1 Applegate deli meat, 1 cheese)

  • Bagels and sliced wheat bread

  • Butter, cream cheese and condiments

  • Low-fat Greek yogurt and granola, every other day

  • Whole fruit: bananas, apples, oranges, pears

Middle | Upper School and Faculty Buffet-style Lunch Service

Hot Food Station

  • 2 soups, 1 vegetarian

  • 1 entree (meat, poultry, or fish)

  • 1 vegetarian entree

  • 1 side vegetable

  • 1 side starch (potato, pasta, rice, or other whole grain)

Yogurt Station

  • Low-fat Greek yogurt

  • Fresh cut fruit

  • Housemade granola

Salad Station

  • 2-3 lettuces

  • 24 toppings to create your own salad

  • 6 proteins

  • 18 produce and other toppings

  • 4 composed salads (vegetable salad, pasta salad, protein salad, grain salad)

  • 4 housemade dressings

Sandwich Station

  • 2 pre-made sandwiches or wraps (a rotating selection of ham, cheese, tuna salad, egg salad, Sunbutter & jelly)

  • 2 sandwich components (1 Applegate deli meat, 1 cheese)

  • Bagels and sliced wheat bread

  • Butter, cream cheese and condiments

Grab and Go Lunches

  • House salad daily

  • Protein wrap daily

  • Protein salad, every other day

  • Hummus and pita every other day

  • Fruit cup every other day

  • Yogurt parfait every other day

Grab and Go Snacks Available All Day

  • Stonyfield organic individual 4oz yogurts

  • Boiled pasture raised eggs

  • Horizon Organic cheese sticks

  • Whole fruit: bananas, apples, oranges, pears

Beverages Offered Daily

  • Water

  • Flavored water

  • Organic iced tea, decaffeinated

  • Reduced-fat milk

  • Low-fat chocolate milk

Snack Service Offered Daily

  • Grades K-4 get a morning snack delivered to the 4th floor (dry snack, organic cheese stick, cut vegetables, fresh fruit, juice and water alternate with apple cider when in season)

  • Grades 5-12 come down to the dining room for snack (bagels, sliced breads, butter, cream cheese, Sunbutter, natural fruit spreads, Stonyfield organic individual 4oz yogurts, Horizon organic cheese sticks, dry snack, crudité, whole fruit)

  • We deliver an additional morning snack to the 3rd and 6th floors (multigrain bar, whole fruit)

  • Afternoon snack - a rotation of snacks, but usually consists of an item higher in protein such as Stonyfield organic individual 4oz yogurts or Horizon organic cheese sticks