A Positive Change

Many schools are changing their approach to the way students eat. They are looking towards an affordable, organic and sustainable approach to nourishing their students. Acre Real School Lunch fulfills that need and aspires to be a source of pride for any school.

Acre Real School Lunch – Guiding Principles

  • Cook food from scratch
  • Keep food affordable without compromising quality
  • Keep food choices inclusive of particular health and diet needs
  • Support and use local and organic ingredients
  • Use grass-fed meat and free range poultry, free of hormones and antibiotics
  • Use only natural, non-hydrogenated oils in our cooking and dressings
  • Serve food fresh and hot, not reheated
  • Respect the environment through sustainable practices like our full composting/recycling program that aims for ‘zero waste’

Acre Real School Lunch – Goals for a Better Food Culture

  • Educate and empower kids through the experience of eating our real food
  • Create dining areas that promote collegiality, conversation and friendship
  • Consciously integrate sustainable principles into the school curriculum including student farm visits, school gardens and inspiring guest speakers
  • Bring families and farmers together through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Acre Real School Lunch – Menus

  • Greatly exceed USDA guidelines for nutrition
  • Are low in sugar and free of trans fats
  • Are continually changing and offer a wide variety of healthy choices within each meal
  • Embrace cultural diversity
  • Are appetizing to a younger palate (for inspiration we ask kids for their favorite recipes)
  • Pay special attention to vegetarian and vegan options and all dietary/allergy concerns

Participating Schools

  • The Bay School of San Francisco
  • The Cathedral School for Boys
  • Town School for Boys
  • Katherine Delmar Burke School