Food and Wellness
As part of our mission to be a sustainable school, Mundo Verde has a strong focus on FOOD. How we grow, source, and eat food connects so many aspects important to sustainable communities. Mundo Verde strives to educate the whole-child to be healthy citizens for life and to improve access to healthy food through our programs.
Healthy Locally-Sourced Meals
Our school meals are prepared in house. Our menu emphasizes sustainably sourced, seasonal, and culturally diverse dishes. Mundo Verde is a “no junk-food” and vending machine-free school. Our full Wellness Policy is shared in the Family and Staff Handbooks every year. To learn more about our menu and pricing and to sign-up for school lunch or breakfast, visit our School Meals page.
School Garden and Market
Our School Garden features vegetables and herbs, berries, fruit trees, and native pollinator plants. Teachers use the garden as a living laboratory to teach math lessons, science concepts, inspire nature poetry, and more. After School students run a School Garden Market that sells produce from the garden. All experiences in the garden deepen our students’ connection to and empathy for the natural world.
Stop by our School Garden Market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from our garden and local farms! Every Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
Cooking and Gardening classes
Kinder - 5th grade receives 36 hours a year of Cooking and Gardening classes at Mundo Verde as part of our Specials program. We teach the full farm-to-fork cycle by engaging the students in every step of the process - from growing the food, to harvesting and cooking with it. Through this profound food education, students learn skills, habits, and knowledge that will lead to healthier lives.
Our Mundo Verde Cookbook is a collection of healthy and student-tested recipes. Most recipes are from our cooking class curriculum, with some special featured recipes from families and chefs that have partnered with our school. The mission of the Mundo Verde Cookbook is to bridge the learning at school with healthy practices at home.
Vision and Core Beliefs
Mundo Verde is committed to the optimal development of every student. We believe that for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental, and social success, we need to create positive, sustainable, safe, and health-promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year.
Community Compost Co-operative
Families, staff, and school neighbors are all welcome to join the compost co-operative. Members drop-off their household’s organic waste in Mundo Verde’s outdoor compost bins and receive a share of the decomposed compost every few months. Interested in joining the co-op? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Overview of Wellness Practices at Mundo Verde
Mundo Verde fosters a sustainable school environment that promotes healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity, social-emotional wellness, and a connection to nature. Physical education promotes character by developing students’ perseverance and fitness through physical challenge, collaboration, and shared experiences. Nutrition education empowers students to understand and be in control of their own wellness throughout their lives. Read More here (English) (Español).
mundo verde cookbook
Citrus Smoothies and Kale Chips
Taco and Baked Beans
Coconut Date Bites
Ants on a Log
The My Plate Challenge
Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
Fried Plantains and Pikliz
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Tortilla Chips Pico de Gallo